Artists are selected based on the quality of their work and proposal statement.  Proposals should include a workshop or activity that involves community or school groups. The workshop should address a nature related theme or issues concerning the environment. The workshop component can be for both project driven and/or arts-based learning driven residencies.  Project driven proposals should include description of the body of work or piece that the artist is interested in developing. The work can be for both exterior and interior locations. Outdoor installations are especially encouraged. 

Arts-based learning proposals should indicate how your art project relates to environment and ecology academic subjects. Artists from all visual arts backgrounds working with nontoxic materials are eligible and include sculpture, painting, mixed media, works on paper, fiber, etc. Residencies are only scheduled when funding becomes available. Selected artists will receive an honorarium, studio space and a housing stipend. The level and amount of honorarium and stipends are subject to funding levels.

Submission Requirements

  • Images: 10-20 jpeg images no larger than 300 dpi and 4 x 5 inches on a CD, or labeled slides of recent work in a plastic scanner sheet
  • Slides must be labeled with artist's name, title, date completed, dimensions, and medium
  • A typed or printed list with numbers corresponding to the numbers on slides or jpegs.
  • Retail price list
  • One page resume and a statement about your work and its relationship to nature
  • SASE for return of slides. We cannot return submissions that do not include a SASE. CD's will not be returned.
  • Submission fee: $15 check made payable to The Schuylkill Center. The submission fee is tax deductible and nonrefundable. Submission of your application does not guarantee selection.
  • Mail submissions to:
    Art Programs
    The Schuylkill Center
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19128



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