Norwalk, CT - The Norwalk Art Space is currently accepting applications for Resident Artists for the 2022-2023 season. Along with free studio and exhibition space, the four 1-year residencies come with exposure in curated exhibitions, professionally produced exhibition catalogs and press packages, free access to visiting artists’ lectures and programming, as well as mentorship and critiques from Korry Fellows (established CT artists), teacher training and teaching experience. Resident Artists in return, teach three 8-week courses, mentor students, help with installations, and provide support to other Resident Artists.
This resume-building experience is ideal for early or mid-career artists who are interested in teaching and giving back to the community. The deadline for applications is February 1. Interested individuals should fill out an application on the website: https://www.thenorwalkartspace.org/artists
2022 Resident Artists will be announced on March 15th and studios will be ready for move in on June 3, 2022
2021 Resident Artist recipient Lorena Sferlazza says, “I can’t emphasize enough what a gift The Norwalk Art Space has been in my life this past year. It’s been a tough season for many, and this place has given me hope. I grew up in Norwalk, though no place like this one existed at the time. Now as an adult back in the area, I’m so grateful for the honest community that’s been developed here. You see it everywhere: from the hardworking café staff to the volunteers who greet you with a smile at the front desk and the eager, talented high school students who take our free classes. It’s been a privilege and an honor to collaborate in teaching and creating here.”
Resident Artist, Emily Teall, added, “My residency at the Norwalk Art Space transformed my artistic outlook, reinvigorated my passion for the arts, and provided access to an invaluable community. The Norwalk Art Space uniquely filled gaps in my prior experience with essential support. I’ve learned practical and technical skills surrounding showing and selling work, and have received insightful critiques and support with materials. Teaching local students and keeping with Alexandra Davern-Korry’s human rights vision is immensely motivational and exciting; collaborating with students pushes my own work further. The greatest asset of the Norwalk Art Space is the powerful community it provides. The genuine kindness and passion of everyone involved transformed my artistic mindset and gave me confidence and joy.”
About The Norwalk Art Space:
We hope to enhance opportunities and equity in the Connecticut arts community by offering free art education and mentorship to under-served high school students, sponsoring and promoting local artists through our Resident Artist programs and Korry Fellow exhibitions, and providing the public an exciting venue to explore art and music. Our beautiful building, ADK House, was named in honor of our founder, Alexandra D. Korry, whose vision inspires everything we do.
The Norwalk Art Space is free to all visitors. It is open Wednesday - Friday, 8am - 3pm, and Saturday - Sunday, 9am - 3pm. The Art Space Cafe, located on-site, follows the same schedule. Overflow parking lots are available at 370 West Ave (enter on Maple Street) and at Mathews Park, 295 West Ave (park in the back lot).
ADK House is handicap accessible with a ramp and elevator. Se habla español.
For more information, please contact:
Front desk: (203) 252-2840