Residency programs offer artists the time and space to develop their work while boosting their career through workshops, artist talks, exhibitions, and community networking.
Students will assess their goals for an artist residency, the desired outcomes for their artistic career, and how they can contribute to the mission of the residency program they are applying to. Discussion and examples will be given by Taro to help students develop the materials they need for their applications including artist statements, proposals, CVs, and portfolios. Students will also learn how to research and find programs that best fit their goals and needs.
Applying to Residencies: A guide for Artists
Thursdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5
Limited to 10 students
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Taro Takizawa is an artist who focuses on printmaking, wall vinyl installations, drawings and 2D designs. Born in Japan, he has been making images connecting what he has experienced in Japan where he grew up and in the U.S. where he currently resides.
Takizawa received his MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University in 2017. While working on his master’s degree, he participated in multiple short residencies and exhibitions such as Chautauqua Institution School of Art and its student exhibition at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, PARADOX European Fine Art Forum and its exhibition at CK Zamek in Poznan, Poland, and ArtPrize 10 at Grand Rapids Public Museum.
He recently participated in residencies at Syracuse University Turner Semester in LA, Los Angeles, CA, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY, Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH, and has been accepted to GoggleWorks in 2021.