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view from the hill behind the house
silk scarf dyeing workshop
printmaking excitement
working on a silkscreen quilt project

MITCH Collective

Emerging Program member

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. 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.

Application Checklist

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
Weekly housing cost
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: info@mitchcollective.org. There is a $20 residency application fee that is payable through PayPal.
Portfolio Requirement
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).
Selection Process
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.
Application Deadlines
January 2, 2015 for residencies between March and July
May 15, 2015 for residencies between August and November
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis after the deadline has passed, but in order to be considered for a scholarship, applications must be received by the appropriate deadline.

Testimonials
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

Location

Martins Ferry, Ohio: United States

The residency takes place in a three story house built in 1907 that sits upon a hill along the Ohio River just across from Wheeling, WV. MITCH Collective will provides a space with two private bedrooms and one shared studio. There will also be basic furniture and household appliances provided for the artists’ use. Resident artists can also make use of the kitchen and the utensils for their own convenience. Wireless internet is available on the property. Artists are welcome to seek grants or other funding for their stay. While we are not currently ADA accessible, reasonable accommodations will be made for artists with special needs. A convenient mart is located within walking distance and grocery stores are few miles away. Bikes can be borrowed from the collective and public transportation is also available. The nearest airport is in Pittsburgh, and pick-up and drop-off can be arranged for a fee. Connection to the greyhound station in Wheeling is complimentary.

Contact Information

501 N 7th St
Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935
United States