36 Chase & Barns Residency

General information

Brief description of residency program

The 36 Chase residency program was created to support the work of historically underrepresented visual artists and art historians by providing them a space to create, research and write and a venue in which to exhibit and sell their art. That venue is Gallery6/67, a commercial art gallery located in Orange County, California. Upon completion of the residency, the selected artists will participate in a group exhibition co-curated by the selected art historian(s) in residence. 36 Chase is centrally located in North Adams within a 5-minute walk from MASS MOCA (one of the largest contemporary art museums in the US) and bustling downtown business district. You’ll find shopping, coffee shops, local eateries, fine dining, and even a hot yoga studio. Nestled in the lush green valley are repurposed 19th-century mills and churches and a burgeoning arts community.

The residency program welcomes individual applications from visual artists, curators, and art historians. It is primarily designed for 3-4 visual artists and 1-2 art historians at the masters to Ph.D. level. It is ideal for visual arts candidates who are recent MFA graduate students. Art historians who are conducting research and criticism specifically addressing the many overlooked contributions of female artists, artists of color and artists from the LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The goal of the residency is to not only nurture, support, and promote the work and
criticism of historically underrepresented artists and art historians, but to contribute work that will modify the current art history canon to be more inclusive and better reflect its true diversity.

Two residencies terms are offered for 2018:
1) March 15 through June
2) July through December
3) Alternate terms of at least 1 month and no more than 6 months: SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY

The residency fee is $375/week (or approximately $1500/mo).
Need-based financial aid is available. We do not offer full tuition scholarships at this time.

Residents are provided:
• Private room
• 150 to 180 SF studio space
• 24/7 access to studio space
• 1 communal meal per month
• Premium memberships to MASS MoCA, Clark Art Institute, and Williams College
• Art critiques (with local art professionals)
• An Open Studios event
• For Artists: Awarded group exhibition at Gallery 6/67
• For Art Historian(s): Co-curate final exhibition of Residents’ work at Gallery 6/67

36 Chase participants are assigned studio spaces inside of repurposed barns
which are a short walk from the residence (literally in the backyard). During the 36 Chase residency, artists and art historians will have the opportunity to expand their network and carry out self-lead projects.

To apply, the following is required, on or before December 15th, 2017; 11:59 PM EST:

- Application form (online)
- Recent CV
- Portfolio (3-5 examples of your work in the medium relevant to your practice; images, video, audio, etc.)
- An outline describing what you plan to accomplish during your residency (2-3 pgs)
- Artist statement - philosophy and practice (2-3 pgs)
- Two references/recommendations

Expectations of the visual artist residents:
- Exhibition
- Donation of an Artwork

Application deadlines will be extended based on available space. We do accept applications on a rolling basis, but priority is given to applications submitted by the deadline. Applications may be submitted for alternate terms. All residency placements are based on availability.

APPLY ONLINE via Typeform - https://36chase.typeform.com/to/jy36eE

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Other

Privately run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

The residency fee is $375/week (or approximately $1500/mo). Need-based financial aid is available. We do not offer full tuition scholarships at this time.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

In addition to the tuition, participants are responsible for travel and supplies. Residents may opt in to pay an additional fee for a meal delivery service fee for 4 meals/week for duration of the term.

Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at a later date

Description of residency


OtherIn North Adams residents will have a combination of a rural and urban experience.

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Art critiques (with local art professionals) and Open Studio event
Contact information

36 Chase & Barns Residency
North Adams
United States of America


Phone: +1 424 228 0402

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