Fountainhead Arts

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Open call applications for Miami's Fountainhead Residency will be accepted here beginning Monday, July 17 at 9:00am Eastern time and will close once 300 applications have been received. Please note that this link will not go live until the open call has launched. Artists are encouraged to prepare their materials in advance and submit their applications as soon as the open call launches. Artists must be living outside of South Florida to apply. You can preview the application here.

Miami's Fountainhead Residency seeks visual artists who are at a pivotal point in their career where connections and conversations with art professionals and an immersive and nurturing environment is just the catalyst needed to expand and evolve their art practice. To date, Fountainhead Residency has hosted over 500 visual artists from 49 countries.

During each month-long residency, artists are personally introduced to nationally recognized curators, collectors, and gallerists for one-on-one studio visits, offering a one-of-kind opportunity for mentorship, insight, and perspective on their work. They are invited to experiment, investigate, and reflect, while being immersed in the local cultural landscape. Artists-in-residence receive roundtrip airfare, living and working accommodations and a stipend. They meet local artists and explore Miami’s major museums, collections and galleries. Attorneys, financial professionals and business consultants are available for critical entrepreneurial guidance.

 At the end of each month, Fountainhead welcomes the public into the residency to meet the artists, view their work, and learn what inspires them. In pursuit of supporting artists financially, works are made available for sale, and the organization works directly with the artist and honors any gallery representation agreements to facilitate these sales. Fountainhead’s proceeds directly support the program and its artist community, funding artist stipends, honorariums, and artist programs. 

 Artists live and work communally in a 1950s home, iconic of Miami’s Modern architectural style, in the historic and centrally-located Morningside neighborhood. The residency is surrounded by lush tropical foliage and open space, and is just steps from Biscayne Bay. Artists have access to paddle boards, kayaks, and bikes to explore the beautiful nature surrounding them. Studio space is semi-private and located within the home and attached garage.  There are several large working walls, many tabletops, a small outdoor area, sewing machine, projectors and basic tools. All the basics of a home are provided including fully equipped kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer, sheets, towels and bikes.

All applicants must be proficient in English to take full advantage of all that the residency offers.

Application Requirements

To apply, applicants should submit:

  • Artist Statement and/or Bio
  • CV
  • Up to 10 images (5 images are required to apply) and include each work's title, year, materials and dimensions in their submission

Applicants should also be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • In this residency, you will be living and working with two other artists in a home.  With this in mind, tell us about yourself.
  • Why is a residency at this point in time in your career valuable to you?
  • What do you hope to accomplish during your time at Fountainhead Residency?

 Application period: Applications will open on Monday, July 17, 2023 and close once the organization receives 300 applications. 

Selection process: Applications will be reviewed and scored by Fountainhead's 2024 curatorial jury.  Finalists will then complete a phone interview with Fountainhead's executive team.  

Notification:  Artists will be notified by Friday, October 6,  2023  

Residency period: One month beginning on the 2nd and ending on the last day of a month.  What is provided: Living and working accommodations, roundtrip airfare, transportation to and from the airport.  

Artists are responsible for: Most meals, materials and some local transportation.  

Stipend: $1,000  

What is expected: Artists are expected to invest in themselves and their practice.  The work made while in residence does not need to be pre-defined.  We ask that you fully dedicate your time in-residence, actively participate in all Fountainhead programming and come prepared to share your story and inspiration behind your work.  

Selection Criteria:  ·   

  • Artistic Excellence: Work that is compelling with a distinct voice and vision. 
  • Evidence of Commitment: Artist has a history of active engagement in creating artwork and presenting it to the public, with a record of professional accomplishments appropriate to career stage. 
  • Impact: High potential for Residency to play a role in helping the artist further their practice and/or career. 
  • Engagement: Desire to engage with artists, art professionals and the general public through studio visits and community programming. 
  • Personal Qualities: Open-minded, kind and respectful, self-directed, able to articulate their vision and inspiration in a way that can be understood by many.
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