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Artist in Residence

Live rent free in exchange for artistic services that engage the residents of Hub South End and the South End community.

Who Can Apply?

Emerging-to-established artists over the age of 21 working in a wide variety of arts disciplines are welcome to apply. All mediums – including but not limited to painters, videographers, photographers, chefs, graphic designers, musicians, landscape architects, muralists, and sculptors - will be considered.

What is Included?

Six months of free rent or 50% off twelve months of rent in one of Hub South End’s modern studio or one bedroom apartments. A free vehicular and bicycle parking access card. Access to onsite wellness center, heated saltwater pool, coworking hub, and more amenities. A fixed budget for materials to be used on site. Exact unit is dependent on availability. Should artist desire a different unit, like a two bedroom, they can pay the difference between the provided unit and the current market rent of the desired unit.

What is Required?

  • Artist must submit a completed application
  • Artist must describe ways in which they intend to use their work to engage with Hub South End residents and the South End community.
  • Finalists will be required to pass a criminal background check in compliance with Hub South End Apartments Regulations
  • In addition to the art, the selected artist must participate in a minimum of two resident social events
  • The artist must be the signer of the lease. The apartments are non-transferrable and cannot be sublet or rented out.

How do I apply?

Submit your application by September 10. The Artist will be awarded no later than September 24 and is expected to move in between September 24-December 1

How will the selection process work?

Once the application period closes, a selection committee will identify finalists based on the following criteria. Finalists will participate in a phone or video interview.

Basic selection criteria include:

  • Quality & Artistic Merit of Application
  • Applicability of art to engage Hub South End
  • Scope of Potential Impact of Artist's Work within the Community
  • Demonstrated Ability to Engage with Community

Application Content

Please submit the items below to nkennerly@bellpartnersinc.com to complete your application.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Phone
  3. Email
  4. Propose a scope of work you desire to contribute. Be sure to provide a description of your primary medium/discipline. If selected, a detailed scope will be crafted together.
  5. Describe how Hub residents would be able to engage with and learn from your artistic expression. Consider educational opportunities as part of your engagement.
  6. In addition to free rent, what excites you about the potential to participate in this program?
  7. Include a sample of relevant work via a website, digital attachment of no more than 10 MB, or Dropbox link