"Thanks for this awesome group to give me motivation and encouragement to reach a bit farther with my art and talents"
CRISIS Artist Residency Project is an at-will, in-place Residency that is free to join and open to all creatives, regardless of time, merit, or background. The Residency Project was founded by artist Kate Hooray Osmond during the early stages of the COVID Pandemic in response to the loss of opportunities for artists to connect and to one their work
The Residency is free to apply and open to all creatives, regardless of their focus: visual, performance, conceptual, etc. are all welcome areas of focus. Applicants may choose to remain anonymous.
There is no requirement of the artist beyond the application. Instead of commitments of time or product, the artist is encouraged to focus on pursuing their work to the ability that they feel capable. Time is our most precious resource, and we'd like to preserve yours.
Artists accepted to C.A.R. will receive an official acceptance letter. We encourage AIRs to submit images and updates of work throughout their residency to Instagram, our website, and their own. Nothing inspires others like witnessing creativity in action. The following opportunities are also available to artists:
1. Critical feedback of work
2. Artist Statement refinement
3. Written or live interview/ artist talk
4. Connection with other A.I.R.s within the program.
Support your own community to the extent that you are able. Reach out to creatives within your region. Engage your physical environment. Try something new and then share it!
Is this Residency paid?
nope. None of us are getting paid. But hey, it's free.
How is this Residency similar to others?
Like other residencies, this platform serves as a point of connection and motivation for creatives to pursue their own work on their own terms. There are no classes given, and resources are pursued by the individuals themselves. We are available to give feedback (through the contact button on the site) but at no point will serve as the support structure for an individual's art practice or as a platform to advertise work. This Residency serves the creative by reframing the time during the pandemic as an opportunity for self-investigation and creative discovery.
Am I required to submit artwork or communication on a regular basis?
We would absolutely love to hear from you about your creative process (through the contact button on the site). There is no requirement of money, time, or accountability. Your time is precious, and we trust you are putting it to good use.
I completed my application and have received my welcome letter. Now what do I do?
Welcome, your time is up to you. A semi-regular newsletter is sent to members in all cycles with updates and opportunities, as well as instructions for participation in critical feedback, interviews, and development. However, this platform is not meant to lead the creative through certain steps. Your time and energy are precious. We are always only an email or DM away.
How long does the residency last?
The original intention for the Project was to be for the duration of the 2020 pandemic. However, social, environmental, and political flashpoints proved necessary for the Project to continue. Any artist in the program regardless of the cycle of their acceptance, can continue within the Residency indefinitely if they choose.
May I join anonymously?
Yes. How you interface and use this time in your residency is up to you. Some members join and recognize the commonality of the situations they are facing. Others choose to join and remain unseen from social platforms. No personal information will be shared without written consent from the artist.
About Kate Hooray Osmond, founder
Hi there, I'm a painter and installation artist in Charleston, SC. I founded the CRISIS Residency during the COVID-19 Pandemic because I felt my own creativity begin to drain away from me due to stress, time constraints, and distractions that clouded my art practice.
A body in crisis has fewer personal resources available to them, and their ability to think creatively is diminished due to a lowered threshold to take risks.
This Residency was designed to grant the artist permission to pursue their own creativity during a crisis, to pursue new possibilities and to experiment. This Residency believes that every artist/creative is the embodiment of their community and culture. The artist is to be protected, and preserved and encouraged to experience the amazing internal and external transformations that take place during times of change.
The sole mission of CRISIS Artist Residency Project is to aid the artist/creative to recognize the energy and ability within each of us to be dynamic individuals who pursue, experiment, and thrive.
Good Luck, we're here for you.