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ART 180 is looking for ten teen youth artists for our Atlas Artist Residency

The eight-week summer artist residency provides teens with the opportunity to develop artistic skills while working alongside professional artists in a creative and collaborative environment. This year applications are open to high school students currently in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades in Richmond and its surrounding counties, with priority given to RPS and BIPOC students. The program will explore mindfulness practices, social entrepreneurship, and field trips to art museums, galleries, and nature explorations. All teens selected for the program will be awarded personal art-studio space, a program stipend, and materials and opportunities to expand their portfolio of work and bolster their resume/cv for college applications. At the end of the residency, you will have the opportunity to showcase your process and final artwork in an exhibition at ART 180s First Friday in August. 


An advisory committee will review all submitted applications to determine which artists are best suited for the residency program. 


All applicants are required to submit examples of their artwork when completing the application.



& Responsibilities

  • Must be a current high school student in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.

  • Must attend high schools in Richmond or its surrounding counties. 

  • Must possess a high enthusiasm for creative arts and the ability to work in a team environment/collaborative space. 

  • Must arrive on time for all scheduled classes

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the program

  • Be able to attend all scheduled orientation and training 

  • Be an active participant in group activities and discussions

  • Complete at least 13 of 15 of the program schedule dates and all program curriculum

  • Complete and showcase artwork for final exhibition/project

  • Participate in the installation of exhibition and community project



  • $1,350 stipend 

  • Art materials

  • 90-day studio space ( June through August )

  • 90 hrs of Artist Development with professional artists

  • Certificate of Completion


How to apply

To apply, you will need to:

  • Complete ART 180’s Atlas Artist Residency Application in its entirety. 

  • Submit three artwork samples

  • One letter of recommendation


Applications are now open and close on March 16, 2023.

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