Terms & Conditions
The Image Flow is offering the use of its facilities and equipment on a limited basis to a selected Artist in Residence. Due to the nature of our business as a production and educational facility, certain areas/equipment may not always be accessible. We ask that the chosen AIR work with us and respect the staff workflow when this is the case. The Image Flow staff will have limited availability to assist the AIR due to daily work tasks.
This is a work-only residency; artists not local to the area are welcome to apply but will need to secure housing arrangements independently.
The residency will last approximately 2-3 months, with the possibility of extension. The time frame for the residency is flexible, ideally taking place between the months of June and September 2019, depending on the availability of the selected resident photographer.
The selected resident photographer will gain access to our photo studio and lighting, a dedicated workspace with Epson 7880 and 3880 printers, traditional and alternative darkrooms, and a limited supply of inkjet papers for printing purposes. Participants in the residency program are expected to use their time to pursue their own personal projects, which may include photographing, printing, or other work inherent to their specific endeavors.
Note: Residents will need to provide their own primary camera(s), as well as a personal laptop or computer for use with the Epson printers. When using the darkroom facilities, residents must provide their own chemicals/papers.
At the close of the residency, participants will donate a selection of work to The Image Flow's Artist in Residence Collection, the details of which are negotiable upon acceptance. The resident photographer may also choose to present a lecture on their work to the community, though this will be voluntary. There will also be the possibility for the chosen resident photographer to mount an exhibition of work created during the course of the residency.
The Image Flow reserves the right to terminate the residency at the discretion of the owner.
All artists living or working in the United States working within photographic and/or image-based processes.
Application & File Requirements
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$30 non-refundable registration fee. Upon registration, applicants will be asked to provide a link to their personal website, if applicable.
Applicants will need to submit 2 PDF files; one for their Portfolio, and one for the written requirements below. Please include your name and contact information in both files.
Please label your PDF submissions as follows:
1. Portfolio: FirstNameLastName_Portfolio.PDF
- Portfolio containing up to 20 images of your work [Please include Title, Medium, and Year of Creation.]
2. Written: FirstNameLastName_Proposal.PDF
- Artist Statement / Work Description (500 words max.) [Please describe the work you have submitted with your application, addressing concept, execution, and media, if applicable.]
- Artist Biography (300 words max.) [Please provide a short bio, describing yourself and your background.]
- Letter of Intent (500 words max.) [Please describe your plans and goals for the length of the residency, being as specific as possible.]
*File size must be limited to 25mb*
The selected artist will be notified of acceptance to the Artist in Residence program via email by May 15, 2019.
Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for the residency grant The Image Flow permission to use images for promoting the residency, artist, or The Image Flow and it's current and past programs. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.
As artists applying to this residency, you are consenting to be added to our mailing list to receive updates for promotional information about the residency. Please also feel free to follow us on social media for relevant promotion across the board at @theimageflow and “The Image Flow” on respective platforms.
Artist Residency Calendar
Submissions Open | January 21, 2019
Submissions Close | April 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM
EXTENDED DEADLINE | May 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | April 15 , 2019
Selections Announced | May 15, 2019
Flexible Residency Dates | June – September 2019
Thank you for applying and good luck!
Contact: The Image Flow
The Image Flow
401 Miller Ave. Suite A
Mill Valley, CA 94941