RESIDENCY APPLICATION

We’re looking for individuals who are highly independent, engaged and curious. We do not limit our residency to any specific medium but, rather, are looking for people who can creatively interact with the space we have to offer and the community of historic Vicksburg.

We provide housing and studio space for one resident at a time, three times a year. We’re offering a stipend of $2,000 for 4 – 7 weeks, a $500 travel grant and use of a car for licensed drivers. We ask that our artists propose a way to give back to the community (like a workshop, final show or open studio days) and that they donate a piece of work to our collection.

DATES

Spring Session (March 15 – May 31)

Accepting applications – September 1

Applications Due – December 1

Summer Session (June 1 – September 14)

Accepting applications – December 15

Applications Due – March 1

Fall Session (September 15 – December 15)

Accepting applications – March 15

Applications Due – June 1

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SENDING WORK:

All examples of work should be submitted via PDF format.

VISUAL ARTISTS:

No more than 10 images, include dimensions & media of work.

VIDEO/FILMMAKERS:

No more than 5 links to videos on Vimeo or YouTube. Include description of project, screenshots welcome.

MUSICIANS:

Link to Soundcloud/YouTube channel. No more than 5 past performances and/or pieces.

FAQs

ARE WRITERS ALLOWED TO APPLY?

The goal of our residency is to bring artists who will engage directly with the Mill in the creation of their work. Because of this, it is difficult for us to serve writers who just need time and support in order to complete projects that are already in process.

However, we have accepted writers who are open to creating new works that are directly related by the Mill and the surrounding area of Vicksburg.

IS THERE WI-FI IN THE RESIDENCE & THE MILL?

Yes, we have Wifi available in the artist’s residence as well as in most areas of the Mill.

DO YOU ACCEPT COLLABORATIVE APPLICATIONS?

Collaborators may apply on a single application. Please include representative samples, references and CV’s for each applicant.

You should also know that the $2,500 stipend would need to shared amongst your group – we don’t stipend per person.

AM I ABLE TO INSTALL MY WORK IN THE MILL?

The Mill is currently an active construction site, so while we are able to give our artists access to the interior of the Mill to use as a source of inspiration, we are limited in accommodating installations in the space.

CAN I BRING A FAMILY MEMBER OR A FRIEND?

We are happy to have family and friends visit for short periods of time, but we do encourage our residents to make use of the solitude that the residency offers!

WHAT ABOUT A PET?

We are happy to discuss the possibility of accommodating your pet.  Please introduce them to us in your application.

CAN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS APPLY?

We encourage international artists to apply, but international artists are responsible for obtaining their own visas to come to the United States. Most artists can come on a visitor visa, but certain countries do participate in the visa waiver program. Because the process can take some time, make sure to check the visa appointment wait times.

If accepted, we are able to provide letters of invitation.