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PlySpace Residency Program - Funded Residency in Muncie, Indiana

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: PlySpace
Deadline: Thu, March 15th, 2018

Now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 term.

About Us
PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest.

PlySpace is pleased to support practitioners in a variety of creative fields and facilitate access to a wide range of media-specific equipment and facility accommodations for individuals and teams working in areas including, but not limited, to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, non-object based practice, and social practice. All residents will have provisional access to the Ball State University School of Art facilities, with 24-hour access to personal studio spaces. 

Community Collaboration
Each resident is expected to work with a community collaborative partner and complete a community-based project while in residence.  This experience is meant to benefit the resident as well as the community of Muncie. The community project proposal is part of the application process, and projects should take up 5-10 hours of time per week in residence. For detailed information about the community collaboration aspect of the program, please see the website.

Residency Types
Selected residents will be offered one of two types of residency: a position as a PlySpace Resident or as PlySpace Resident Fellow. The type of residency offered will be determined by the Admissions Panel and Final Selection Committee during the admissions process. All residencies include living space, studio space, and a $500 travel stipend, paid upon completion of the program. Resident Fellows are eligible for additional supply and project funding and will work directly with Ball State University as a community partner.

Three individual or collective applicants will be accepted for each residency term (one PlySpace Resident Fellow and two PlySpace Residents).  Separate application terms are in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Please join our mailing list to be notified of future application seasons. Applicants may submit one application per residency term.

Length of Stay
The length of individual residencies can range from a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks for the entire term. Resident Fellows working with Ball State University must plan a stay of no fewer than 9 weeks. Residents are free to negotiate their length of stay, start dates, and end dates, but must complete the residency within the term. The Summer Term runs from mid-May to mid-August.

Cost and Amenities
There is no cost for lodging and studio space with the PlySpace Residency Program. Residents are expected to arrange their own travel and provide their own meals, supplies, and other personal expenses. PlySpace will arrange activities, dinners, and other events to complement the resident’s experience. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for each application submitted for review.

Learn More
For detailed information about the PlySpace Residency Program, community collaborations, application instructions and guidelines, and frequently asked questions, please see the website at

All applications should be submitted online through the website. No applications will be accepted through email or post. Please review the application guidelines and FAQ before applying.

Questions? Please contact us at

Posted on Tue, February 27th, 2018
Expires on Thu, March 15th, 2018

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