HOW LONG IS THE RESIDENCY?
The residency lasts 11 months. Our current resident arrived in August, 2016 and will leave in June, 2017. The 2017/18 residency will cover a similar timeline.
DO YOU PROVIDE HOUSING? STUDIO SPACE? A STIPEND?
Yes, our artist-in-residence will be provided with an apartment. In addition to this, artists are provided a monthly stipend of $750.
WHAT IS YOUR SELECTION PROCESS LIKE?
The application will open some time between February and March of 2017. Once the application period ends we put together a selection committee, generally composed of staff and board members, past residents, and members of the Spartanburg community. The members of this committee change from year to year. If any member of the selection committee recognizes the work or application of a close friend or relative, they recuse themselves from voting on that application. Finalists will be contacted in late April for interviews and then residents will be extended an invitation by the end of May.
WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS RESIDENCY?
The ideal candidates for this program are challenging, progressive artists who are self-directed, motivated, community-oriented and passionate about creating new work. They are excited about interacting with the Spartanburg community, the HUB-BUB and Spartanburg County Libraries staff, and volunteers. The HUB-BUB residency is an opportunity for artists to make a difference through their craft. Check out our past artists here.
IF I AM ACCEPTED, WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
Great question. A few things, actually. First of all, we expect that you will come and live here for the full duration of the residency. While you are here, we ask that you dedicate at least 20 hours each week to community involvement. This can range from teaching classes, working with local outreach organizations, creating some sort of public art piece (i.e. mural, installation, sculpture) or helping to organize a community event. We have a long list of projects that we hope to accomplish (perhaps with your help), but we are very open to new project proposals as well.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
The HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Program is open to any artist at any point in their career.
DO YOU PROVIDE VISAS FOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS?
No, HUB-BUB does not provide visas.
HOW MANY RESIDENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Our current model accepts one applicant. We are planning to expand the program to accommodate multiple artists in the future.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Just fill out our online application. The application is currently closed and set to open between February and March of 2017.
WHAT DO I NEED TO INCLUDE IN MY APPLICATION?
Everything is detailed in the online application. Feel free to let us know if you have questions.
CAN YOU TELL ME ANYTHING ELSE THAT WILL HELP WITH THE APPLICATION?
Sure. HUB-BUB is an exceptionally social residency. We are looking for artists who are excited to bring their work to the community, work with our local community of artists, engage a diverse group of Spartanburg residents, and who are going to be generally fun people to hang out with.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE APARTMENT? ARE THEY FURNISHED? WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We are currently still in the process of seeking out the particular space for this year’s residents. Our goal is to place the resident in an abode located within convenient walking distance to downtown if not in the heart of downtown. This location will provide them with easy access to restaurants, shops, a grocery store, the HUB-BUB offices, the Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters, and many of the other cultural and business offerings in Spartanburg.
I'M IN A VERY SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER HUMAN. CAN THEY COME AND LIVE WITH ME?
We are willing to consider your partner accompanying you. We cannot promise that the living arrangement will be your ideal amount of space to live with another person, but that doesn’t rule it out.
WHAT ABOUT ANIMALS?
Sorry, but we can't allow pets in the apartment. Unless it's a fish or something that doesn't shed.
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If you have any other questions about the residency program, please contact our Assistant Director Tim GIles at email@example.com.