Sunday July 7, 2019 | by Meghan Hayfield

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Bullseye applications for Spring/Summer 2020 residencies due September 1st

Bullseye Glass Company is now accepting applications for its 2020 winter/spring artist residency program. The residencies take place in five locations: the Bullseye Studio in Portland, Oregon, and in each of the Bullseye Resource Centers, which are located in Santa Fe, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York. Accommodations are not provided, except at the Portland location if needed. The deadline to apply for the residencies (taking place between January and June 2020) is September 1st, 2019.

There are two different types of residencies that Bullseye offers; the first is the Bullseye Studio residency, which takes place in the Portland, Oregon factory. These are concentrated project-based explorations and typically range from two to four weeks. The residencies at the Bullseye Studio are open to regional, national, and international artists. Bullseye provides a budget for materials, access to facilities, and housing, if necessary. Artists are responsible for food and travel costs.

The second type of residency is offered at Bullseye Resource Centers, which offer a materials budget and access to facilities for up to three months, and are available only to residents of the specific region. The Resource Centers-- which are located in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and New York-- are sites of glass supplies as well as educational programming. Artists are responsible for food, travel, housing, and any other costs.

While Bullseye closed its Portland gallery on June 1, the Bullseye Projects name now refers to exhibitions at its Resource Centers.

While artists are not required to finish a project during their residency, their research is expected to be shared with the Bullseye community through blog posts, lectures, and studio visits.

Established and emerging artists from all disciplines, even without kiln-glass experience, can apply.

Panels comprised of Bullseye staff, artists, and art professionals meet twice a year to review applications. Winter/Spring residences take place between January 1 and June 30. Applications are due on September 1, and selections will be announced in early October.

The application can be found here.

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