The Artist Residency Program at MITCH Collective offers visual artists, writers, composers, and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form in a century old house overlooking the Ohio Valley. As a new program, we are open to suggestions. We would appreciate feedback from creatives through our Artist Residency Questionnaire.
A residency at MITCH Collective allows artists to devote time and attention to their art in a community of like-minded artists. Our technical support allows you to create without interruption, offering resources such as printing presses, sewing machines, book press, woodcut tools, stained glass, hand and power tools in addition to innumerable art supplies.
What We're Looking For
MITCH collective is interested in established artists, emerging artists and outsider artists working in all media. Ideal applicants are self-sufficient and motivated, with an interest in community outreach. Artists are asked to lead a public workshop or give a presentation during their residency. Programs can be tailored to your medium, interests, and experiences.
Paid by Artist
Travelling expenses to and from Martins Ferry
Material costs for studio activities
$100 per week of the residency
Living expenses during the residency period
Other foreseen expenses to be incurred during residency
Duration of Residence
MITCH Collective offers residencies with a time period between 2 weeks to 2 months.
How to apply?
Please refer to the instructions provided in the application form and complete the form carefully. Please attach your CV/Resume, Portfolio, a standard photo with your application form and send them in an application email to us.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $20 residency application fee that is payable through PayPal.
Artists and Designers: Send 5-10 JPEG images of your work. Each file must be less than 1MB and labeled with the applicant’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example: Hamilton.S_1.JPG. Video/Audio (less than 5 minutes) will be accepted.
Writers: You may send us a copy of your poetry, short story, manuscript etc in a Word document or PDF file (Max. 10 pages).
MITCH Collective will send you a confirmation email once the complete application has been received. We will inform you of the decision within three weeks. Selections are made solely on the basis of submitted material. If you do not recieve a residency this year, please consider applying again in the future.
The application window for the Artist Residency Program stays open throughout the entire course of the year. All applications will be considered based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Due to the time needed to undergo the selection procedure, MITCH Collective requests for all interested applicants to submit their application materials at least 3 months before the intended Residency Program period.
If you've ever benignly imagined being Thoreau at Walden Pond, or, if you, maybe the aesthete in you, had imagined that you would one day retreat to pursue the practiced study of your art in the staggering expanse of your isolated creativity, you should've (by now) considered gifting your time and energy to a residency at the MITCH Collective. --Freeman Word
Siena [Co-Founder] was so accommodating. Not only were we able to devote a long period of time to editioning relief prints, Siena went far out of her way to help us with the project. MITCH provided the perfect atmosphere to get away from our daily routines and get some serious work done. --Daniel Greenberg