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PlySpace offers all residents studio space in the Madjax building across the street from the residence.
The PlySpace Residence is also home the the offices of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, and used to be a Player Piano Musuem
Residents complete a community collaborative project.
Work, play, and sleep in the residence, when you are not in the studio.

PlySpace Residency

Emerging Program member

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest. PlySpace is a program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation, and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

PlySpace is pleased to support practitioners in a variety of creative fields and facilitate access to a wide range of media-specific equipment and facility accommodations for individuals and teams working in areas including, but not limited, to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, non-object based practice, and social practice. All residents will have provisional access to the Ball State University School of Art facilities, with 24-hour access to personal studio spaces.

Each resident is expected to work with a community collaborative partner and complete a community-based project while in residence. This experience is meant to benefit the resident as well as the community of Muncie. The community project proposal is part of the application process, and projects should take up 5-10 hours of time per week in residence. For detailed information about the community collaboration aspect of the program, please see the

Selected residents will be offered one of two types of residency: a position as a PlySpace Resident or as a PlySpace Resident Fellow. The type of residency offered will be determined by the Admissions Panel and Final Selection Committee during the admissions process. All residencies include living space, studio space, and a $500 travel stipend, paid upon completion of the program. Resident Fellows are eligible for additional supply and project funding and will work directly with Ball State University as a community partner.

Three individual artists or up to three collective applicants will be accepted for each residency term (one PlySpace Resident Fellow and two PlySpace Residents). Residency terms are a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks in Spring, Summer, and Fall, with separate corresponding application seasons. Applicants can submit one application per residency term. Resident Fellows must plan a stay of no fewer than 9 weeks. Residents are free to negotiate their length of stay, start dates, and end dates within this block of time.

There is no cost for lodging and studio space with the PlySpace Residency Program. Residents are expected to arrange their own travel and provide their own meals, supplies, and other personal expenses. PlySpace will arrange activities, dinners, and other events to complement the resident’s experience.

All applications should be submitted online through the website via Submittable. No applications will be accepted through email or post.

For detailed information about the PlySpace Residency Program, community collaborations, application instructions and guidelines, and frequently asked questions, please see the website at


Muncie, Indiana: United States

Muncie ( is a small midwestern city of about 50K local citizens and an additional 20K students at Ball State University. It is located in central Indiana, about 70 miles from Indianapolis and 100 miles from Fort Wayne, and is accessible by car and bus/shuttle. The nearest airports are located in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Dayton and Cinncinnatti, Ohio. The PlySpace Residency is situated in downtown Muncie, a small, quaint area filled with parks, small stores, restaurants, and businesses. The residency is located in the Emily Kimbrough Historic District and is close to the Cardinal Greenway bike path.

Contact Information

608 E Main St.
Muncie, Indiana 47305
United States