logolw_whtEach year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP. Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $4,000 stipend, a $500 digital printing credit, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.

Our color-managed digital imaging lab features Macintosh workstations equipped with flatbed and film scanners. Output options include Epson 9900, 9800, and 4880 printers that can render continuous gray-scale and color prints onto a broad variety of materials. Artists use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Macromedia Director Studio, Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro software packages, iLife, and more programs. In addition, our traditional lab facility can accommodate just about any black and white process from alternative processes to mural printing.

Light Work – Community Darkrooms – Artist-in-Residence Program

All artists working in photography and related media are eligible to apply to Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program: http://www.lightwork.org/residency/resinfo.html

Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, printing for a specific project or book, and so on. Artists are not obligated to teach at our facility, though we hope that the artists are friendly and accessible to local artists. Work produced by the Artists-in-Residence will also be published in Light Work’s publication Contact Sheet.

All artists working in photography and related media are eligible to apply to Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program. There is no application form or deadline. Artists should submit the following:

* letter of intent, describing plans for residency
* current resume, including exhibition record
* artist statement
* around twenty images (slides, proof prints, or disk) of your most recent work or current project, plus any supporting material you feel would be appropriate in evaluating your application
* postage for the return of materials, or note to discard material after review process (international artists can include credit card information for return postage)

If you are submitting individual image files, please size the images at 2MB or less per image. Images can be sent as Tiff or JPEG files. PDF or Powerpoint presentations are equally acceptable and may exceed the 2MB
file size. If possible please also send a printout of thumbnails or one or two proof prints. Please do not send books or brochures unless you are providing adequate return postage.

While we do not want to discourage anyone from applying, we are primarily interested in artists who are seriously involved with the medium of photography, and who clearly understand their intentions as an artist.

Send application materials to the address below.

The application process takes an average of three to four months. Applicants will receive a postcard or email confirming that we have the application.

dl: All year round

Light Work
Artist-in-Residence Program
316 Waverly Avenue
13244 Syracuse
NY, U.S.A.
tel: 315.443.1300
fax: 315.443.9516