Verge Regional Residency Program 2023

The Verge Regional Residency Program is a public program of Verge Center for the Arts. Verge is a strong supporter of the regional arts community. The VRRP is intended to extend Verge’s investment in the Sacramento community, establishing a conduit between the regional art community and the broader art world.

Verge offers the greater Sacramento area’s best contemporary visual arts programming. We strive to challenge the greater Sacramento area to develop a deeper appreciation of the visual arts by offering diverse, broad-based, public programming such as the VRRP in order to develop and promote regional artists.

As a proud Sacramento institution, we love giving back to this city and supporting others in their success. The VRRP offers such support by providing artists with the opportunity to participate in community and dedicate themselves to their passion.

About the Residency

The purpose of the Verge Regional Residency Program is to give meaningful support to artists and creatives. Our residency program provides visual artists financial support along with time and space to concentrate on their work. This program aims to nurture local artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and uplift their work. We welcome all visual artists working with a wide range of mediums.

The 3-month Verge Residency is open to artists living locally (within a 35-mile radius of Sacramento)

Verge Regional Resident Artist Receives:

  • Artist work studio at Verge Center for the Arts
  • $300 monthly stipend
  • Participation in Verge programming
  • Opportunity to continue a paid residency at the Verge at the close of VRRP (per availability)

Shared Resources:

  • Free admission to all Verge member programs
  • Access to a full service printmaking facility, kiln, and Risograph printer
  • WiFi
  • A 300 square foot studio at Verge with 24hr access
  • Community of up to 55 artists working onsite at Verge
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Benefits
  • Free attendance to Verge special events which coincide with the residency term

The details for each term are as follows:

Spring Verge Residency: April 1 – June 30, 2023
Summer Verge Residency: July 1 – September 30, 2023

Next, the application will ask you for a title. In this field, please type your full name or artist name.

Next, you will enter your payment details to pay the $18 application fee or enter fee waiver.

Next, click the check box to agree to the terms and conditions.

Once you have chosen your residency term, typed in your application title, and accepted the terms and conditions, click the orange “Submit Entry Details” button.

A new screen will appear which prompts you to add an attachment from your computer. You will use this feature to upload 10 files.
9 of your files will be samples of your artwork.
1 of your files must be a PDF which includes the following:

Letter of Intent
Image List

Your letter should include a description of your artistic practice, an explanation of why you are specifically seeking an VRRP residency, where you currently make your artwork, and what you hope to accomplish while in this program.

Your CV should document your artistic experience. For example, it may include your educational background, art exhibitions, residencies, publications, projects, and any other professional experience related to your artistic practice.

Your image list should include titles, media, dimensions, and year for each artwork submitted.

Your reference list should include three professional references with their name, relationship, email address, and phone number. Please do not include letters.

Please note: You may add all of your files at one time OR you may sign back into the application and add the rest of your files at a later date. All application files must be uploaded by March 1, 2023 by 11:59 PM PST when the application closes. 


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