philosophy

Philosophy

The goal of Standard Projects is to share an open and productive environment for making fine art and handmade goods - encouraging material exploration and collaboration across trades.

Whether you are looking for some quiet time, a change of scenery or a table saw, we want to share this space and its resources. Facilitating other creative projects and helping artists refine their craft is what it's all about!

“In my own work I do everything by hand… my hand will always be imperfect, because it’s human…  If I spend a lot of time going over the line and over the line trying to make it straight, I will never be able to make it straight. You can always see the line waiver, and I think that’s where the beauty is.” - Margaret Kilgallen


Resources

Standard Projects consists of a street level wood and metal shop with outdoor workspace and just about every tool in the book. A sunny and open gallery space is available to set up a painting studio, write, photograph finished pieces or host a workshop. A small retail space and secondary gallery is just down the hall and showcases locally made goods and an archive of pieces donated by artists-in-residence and friends of Standard Projects.

 

resources

accommodations

Accommodations 

During your residency you will be provided with a private bedroom, bathroom and small kitchenette. Residents are free to make use of the shared kitchen and communal spaces. Several other spaces are available for interpretation. A couple other artists may be working alongside you so collaboration and communal awareness is key for a successful experience.

Average residency duration is 7-10 days but more or less may be granted based on the scope of work you hope to create. Please consider how you can contribute to Standard Projects - whether through a workshop, artist talk, donation to the residency archive or for sale in the shop.

We do not have a fee. This is a donation-based residency program.

 
Now accepting applications for Spring 2018!
 

To Apply:

Simply fill out the form below and let us know what you hope to work on! 

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