The Inspiration Lab at University of the Arts (UArts) invites artists to apply to its artist-in-residence studio program, which provides 10 studios for selected and invited individuals. As a part of the UArts community, visiting artists will have access to the faculty, staff, students, workshops, and programming of a thriving arts institution located on the Avenue of the Arts in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Inspiration Lab (iLAB) program accelerates and cultivates contributions to contemporary knowledge production within the arts by providing emerging and mid-career artists working across disciplines with devoted studio space, time, resources, and access to key facilities and expertise.

Artists can apply for studio residencies ranging from one semester to a full academic calendar year. iLAB houses 10 individual studios, two central gallery/installation spaces, and one communal lounge.

Residencies are open to national and international artists over 21 years of age who demonstrate a strong professional creative practice. A broad range of disciplines are considered, such as the visual arts, new media, performance, design, film, moving images, writing, choreography, curatorial practice, and music composition. Small collaborative groups with a demonstrated history of professional creative practice accomplishment will be eligible to apply, but only one studio space will be available per group. Artists currently enrolled in full-time academic programs are not eligible.

Based on availability and project scope, artists also have the potential to utilize advanced workshops and labs at University of the Arts, including fabrication studios like the Albert M. Greenfield Makerspace; the Center for Immersive Media, which is devoted to new and emerging technology and provides the largest motion-capture stage in the region; the state-of-the-art Laurie Wagman Recording Studios; and numerous material workshops such as wood, metal, plaster, ceramics, fibers, and printmaking and book arts.

Applications are open through March 10, and a Zoom info session will be held on February 27, 12pm (EST). RSVP to receive a link to attend.

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