Friday, September 10, 2010

VCUarts and Fountainhead Development announce Incubator

VCUarts and Fountainhead Development invite fine artists to apply for a subsidized non-living art studio in the New Manchester Flats incubator. This is part of a new 10-acre, eco-friendly, mixed-use development (artist studios, apartments) in the Manchester neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. This is an opportunity to develop work within a community of challenging artists. It is our hope – with your help – incubator will become a synergistic and thriving artists’ community in Richmond.
Up to 20 artist studios will be available for rent at subsidized rates: $265 plus $25 utilities monthly in a 1 year lease.
Participants will have 24-hour access to the following:

Private studio
- Each approximately 300 sq ft

Fabrication shop
- Table Saw, Bandsaw, Panel Saw, Sliding Compound Miter Saw, Drill Press, Disc and Belt Sander, Work tables w/vices

Digital lab
- Mac stations w/Final Cut Express + Adobe CS, 44” wide archival ink Epson Printer, Large work tables

Also available to participants:
On-site swimming pool, On-site dog park, Off street parking, Free WiFi


• Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. We encourage applications from artists with diverse perspectives, and support artistic practice in a pluralistic and inclusive way. The criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.
• Students who will be enrolled in a degree program in 2011 are ineligible.

Application requirements:

• Application that includes:
- Contact information
- Education information
- Name + contact information for 2 references to speak about you as an artist and community member
- Image list (title, date, dimensions, materials, etc)
• 10 images of artwork done in the last 2 years
(72dpi, 800 x 600 pixels saved as jpgs +/or max 3 minutes of video clips on Vimeo)
• Artist statement (max 1 page saved as .doc or .pdf)
• Artist resume (max 2 pages saved as .doc or .pdf)


Must be received via email by October 15, 2010 to

Selection process:

A jury of VCUarts faculty will choose the studio recipients. Up to 20 artists will be selected. Applicants will receive notification in mid-November. All decisions are final.

Move in:

Studios should be available for move in January 3, 2011 . Leases will be for 1 year with possibility of renewal. Subsidized rent is 265 USD plus 25 USD utilities monthly.

(FYI: Market rate is approximately 15% more with no access to Fabrication Shop or Digital Lab).

To apply:

1. Download application at
2. Fill out and save the form, save your images, artist statement and artist resume as required (proper *formats described in application).
3. Compress all files into a zip file and email to by Oct 15, 2010.



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