Residency Application

2022 SEASON APPLICATION: opening in June 2021! Deadline September 13, 2021 5pm EST

Selection Criteria

The 18* artists are selected through a competitive selection process. Portfolios of submitted images will be judged by an independent committee comprised of highly regarded art professionals. During this first round, artists will be selected solely on the basis of their portfolio. References will be contacted for those artists in the final round.

*Due to the pandemic, our 2020 season was pushed into 2021-2022. As a result, we will have a smaller pool of accepted applicants for the 2022 season.

General Applicant Restrictions:

  • The residency is restricted to professional artists, 25 years of age or older, working in paint.
  • The Golden Foundation Residency does not accept applications from commercial artists.
  • The Golden Foundation Residency does not fund travel expenses, or pay for the cost of commissions or projects ordered by others.
  • To be able to enjoy and participate in the full the residency experience, we require that all accepted artists be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before arrival.

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2022 Residency Sessions:

March 6 – April 2
April 24 – May 21
May 29 – June 25
July 31 – August 27
September 4 – October 1
October 16 – November 12

How to Apply

Residency applications are accepted only through our online application system. This system will require you to create a user account, which will enable you to save a partially completed application and return to it later.

We strongly recommend that all applicants download a copy of the  Residency Application & Instructions document prior to starting the application process (FYI: this is a model from 2017. This year’s application will look slightly different). You may download this document by clicking here. In addition to answering common questions, this document identifies all of the information you will need to gather in order to complete the application.

Digital Image Guidelines
The application will require that you upload 8 digital images for review by the selection committee. Before starting the online application, we encourage all applicants to make certain that these files are correctly formatted.

  • Images must be submitted as jpegs only.
  • Slideshows and Powerpoint presentations are not accepted.
  • Each jpeg may be no larger than 1600 pix in any direction.
  • Image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi.
  • Each file must be less than 3MB.
  • Each file must be labeled with the applicant’s last name and image number Example: SMITHJ1.JPG, SMITHJ2.JPG

A complete application must contain the following information and files:

  • Contact and biographical information.
  • Artist statement.
  • Eight digital image files of your work. Detailed requirements for images are outlined below.
  • Three references whom we may contact. References will only be contacted for applicants in the final round.
  • Current resume or CV in pdf format.
  • Applicants have the option of submitting up to three letters of recommendation. Please use pdf format.
  • A $30 application fee, charged at the end of the application process, payable via credit card.

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If you encounter a technical issue while filling out the application, please try logging into the application in a different browser (Fire Fox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). For further information regarding the application, please contact us by email at contact@goldenfoundation.org

International Applicants

All correspondence, technical assistance, workshops, and lectures are provided in English only. Program parameters are based on available funding and other conditions, and thus are subject to change.