2019 Prairie Center of the Arts-Residency Program




Residency Program

For 2019 the residency program is open to experienced printmakers, book artists and screen printers. Applicants may be at any career level including emerging artists or new graduates of collegiate printmaking programs.

Interested artists are invited to submit an application, letter of intent, resume, a portfolio of work, and references, which are then reviewed by a peer jury.

Artists accepted to serve as residents receive free studio space and access to the Prairie Center’s facilities close to downtown Peoria from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Residencies vary in length between one to two months.  Artists in residence are asked to commit to using their studios a minimum of thirty hours per week.

Artists are responsible for their own living arrangements and transportation to and from the studios.

Application and Application Process

To become a resident of the Prairie Center of the Arts, artists submit an application, a letter of intent, resume, a portfolio of work, and two letters of recommendation. Applications are considered through a juried review process. The application can be emailed or shared on Dropbox. An application fee of $15 can be mailed to the Prairie Center of the Arts, 1506 S.W. Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602 or paid on line.
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The Prairie Center of the Arts is issuing an open call for applications for 2019.

The Prairie Center of the Arts is offering residencies for printmakers, book artists and screen printers for 2019. Submit your application for review at least four (4) months before your requested residency dates.

  • Artists receive studio space at the Prairie Center and access to studio equipment (must be experienced in their use).
  • Artists in residence are expected to spend at least thirty hours per week at work in the studio during operational hours – 6:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Each resident artist is asked to give an artist talk or demonstration during the course of his or her residency (date and time to be mutually convenient).
  • Each resident artist is also eligible for inclusion in the Prairie Center of the Arts Annual Alumni Art Show upon completion of the residency.
  • Prairie Center alumni are eligible to reapply for residency after two years.

Application Instructions & Checklist