Q: What kind of support does the Public Art Futures Lab offer to residents?
A: Stipend: $5000 (A&E Atlanta Residency) or $8000 (MARTA Artbound Residency), plus shared access to $15,000 from our Official Technology Partner, Microsoft.
Location: Dedicated access and use of the Public Art Futures Lab studio space at Underground Atlanta
Equipment available for use:
- Gaming PC and laptop
- MIDI pad controller
- 2 x Epson Home Cinema 880 Projector
- 1 x Optoma GT1090HDR Projector
- Projector mounting equipment and peripherals
- Wacom Cintiq Pro 16
- CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4
- 22 x Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets
- The Fulton County ArtVan (subject to vehicle and staff availability)
Opportunities and a platform to share work, research, and connect with the Atlanta arts community
Access to additional space, technical experts, training, and equipment through our various partners.
Q: How long is the residency?
A: 14 weeks
Q: How many residencies are offered per year?
A: Currently, three residencies - 1 x MARTA Artbound and 2 x A&E Atlanta
Q: What is the application timeframe and when are the residencies?
Feb 7, 2022 - Open applications to the Public Art Futures Lab AiR Program
Mar 4, 2022 - AiR Program applications close
Week of Mar 28, 2022 – Announce inaugural 2022 residents
Apr 25 - Jul 29, 2022 - AiR Residency Session 1
Jun 27 to Sep 30, 2022 - AiR Residency Session 2
Aug 29 to Dec 2, 2022 - AiR Residency Session 3
Dec 5 – 31, 2022 – Program review and evaluation
Q: I'm interested in the MARTA Artbound Residency only, which residency period do I apply for?
A: The period that most suits your availability. The residency theme and residency period will be determined during the selection process and will take into consideration your timing preference and the Residency Partner's preference.
Q: What are the eligibility requirements?
A: Residencies are open to artists of all disciplines who live or work in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area which includes Fulton, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties. Applicants that do not live or work in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area that can demonstrate a deep connection to Atlanta, are also eligible to apply
Q: What am I committing to?
A: Residents are expected to:
- Complete the objectives and desired outcomes of the Residency Brief
- Be present in the studio for a mutually agreed number of days per week.
- Provide a simple written evaluation and summary of the residency, including images documenting the process, which the County and partners may use for marketing and reporting purposes, within 30 days of the residency ending.
- Participate in video interviews and filming that documents the residency journey for marketing purposes by the County and partners.
- Participate in networking and artistic events hosted by the Lab and support efforts to build relationships with the arts and Fulton County community.
- Participate in regular studio check-ins with the Lab partners.
Q: What do assessors focus on during assessment?
A: Project proposals will be evaluated on their:
- Originality and innovation of the response to the Residency Brief
- Artist/s professional track record and their familiarity with the proposed area of inquiry
- The type and extent to which technology is incorporated
- Potential impact on Fulton County residents and the broader arts community; and
- Alignment with the Public Art Futures Lab goals and values
- Viability of the project in relation to the scope of the residency budget and the project’s achievability
Q: What formats do you accept for response to the Residency Brief?
A: Applicants can respond to the Residency Brief in writing or through a video recording of no more than five minutes.
Q: None of these dates work with my schedule; will there be other opportunities to apply?
Q: Can I apply with other people as a collaboration?
A: Yes, but please apply as one application
A: Yes; applications for the 2023 residency cycle will open in Q1 2023.
Q: If I apply this year but am not selected, can I apply again?
A: Yes, you can apply for the next cycle of residencies in 2023.
Q: What level of skill in a particular technology (software/hardware) is required?
A: Artists applying for the residency should have a foundational knowledge of the hardware/software they plan to utilize as part of their residency, once selected, we expect the artist to be self-motivated to learn and address any knowledge gaps with assistance from our partners and online resources.
Q: I’m a new artist with limited past experience; can I still apply?
A: Yes, this residency is open to both emerging and established artists.