VA-AIM Residency // June 2018

Virginia Artists in the Marketplace (VA-AIM) is the first residency program of its kind in the Shenandoah Valley. Developed as a partnership between Arts Council of the Valley, Larkin Arts, Spitzer Arts Center and studioELL, this first year will bring up to fourteen artists together during the five Saturdays in June 2018 to dive deep into their studio practices and what it means to be a professional artist in today’s contemporary moment.

The residency will include a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars on a variety of professional practice topics such as: artist resumes/CVs, artist statements, branding, websites and web identities, applying to opportunities, exhibitions, and taxes and liability, (among other topics).

Weekly courses will be led by studioELL Founder and Director John Ros. John is also an Assistant Professor of Art at James Madison University and the Director and Chief Curator of Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art within JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History.

We welcome applications from all types of visual artists living within the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. We are open to including other disciplines such as dancers, writers and musicians on a case-by-case basis, but the material provided has been specifically developed for visual artists by visual artists.