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Arlington Arts Center’s Resident Artist program provides subsidized studio space in a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages interaction, dialogue, and exploration. The program gives artists the opportunity to develop their practice in a community with other contemporary artists and alongside AAC’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and extensive educational programs. All studios have excellent sunlight, private work sinks, and high ceilings with 24-hour access, 365 days a year. Shared facilities include a lounge area, kitchen, and bathroom. All studios and shared facilities are wheelchair accessible.
AAC’s long-term Resident Artist studios are leased in two-year intervals, which can be renewed up to two times, resulting in a total potential residency term of six years. Leases will be considered for renewal based on artist studio usage, commitment to monthly service hours, participation in open studios, and broader community outreach.
During a six-year term, each resident has the opportunity to initiate at least two exhibitions in AAC’s Wyatt Resident Artist Gallery. These can be solo exhibitions of the artist’s own work or group exhibitions that the artist organizes.
AAC’s long-term studio residency program includes eight individual studios and one two-person studio.