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Submission Deadline: Rolling deadline

Entry Fee: None

Type:  Emerging Artist Residents

Eligibility: Arizona residents

Categories: ceramics and pottery, sculpture, painting, contemporary craft, socially engaged art, multidisciplinary art, installation, and performance.

Location: Superior, Arizona

When: To be determined

About Art 145

Located 60 miles from Phoenix in the scenic Tonto National Forest, nuzzled in the mountains, Art 145 operates an artist-in-residence program, a public studio space called Boundless CreatorSpace, and art classes for the community. We support sculpture, ceramics, multidisciplinary art, installation, performance, and more. The program and facilities promote an inspiring environment, foster new work and intellectual exchange, offer exhibition and presentation opportunities, and provide artists with exposure to our unique town. We encourage experimentation and knowledge-building–whether artists seek to redefine process, reflect social and cultural contexts of our time, or push conceptual or material boundaries. 

Art 145 provides a residency experience where selected artists live within minutes of their studio. The living quarters are inside Maya Barton's house and includes one bedroom, one full bathroom, and access to a shared kitchen and living room. We provide food, laundry facilities, utilities, and WIFI for artist use. 

There is plenty of opportunity to socially distance at our facilities for the COVID-19 pandemic, and masks are required when more than one person is in the indoor studio.

The Emerging Artist Residency Program supports artists who are starting their art careers, whether they recently graduated with a degree, or are just finding their voice. Emerging Artist Residents have the opportunity to create original artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive peer collaboration, and participate in public engagement programs. The rural setting allows artists to focus on their craft, developing skills faster than in their day to day fast paced lives.

Our work facilities include a small outdoor workshop with dedicated equipment for clay and sculpture fabrication, a gas-fired kiln with cone 6 capability, and access to public spaces at Art 145; including a communal indoor studio space, and lounge area.


  • Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV

  • Artists must be 21 years of age or older during the time of residency

  • Artists must be U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa

  • Multiple disciplines are accepted, including but not limited to: sculpture; land art; ceramics; contemporary craft; socially engaged art; multidisciplinary art; installation; and performance.

  • Alumni must participate in the full application process. New applicants will be prioritized.

  • Artists must be able to present proof of health insurance for Art 145 records.


  • An estimated 5-10 artists will be selected per year.

  • Each residency period is to be announced​.


  • Professional development opportunities such as: access to local artists; professional artist studio visits, field trips to galleries etc.; public artist talks; and participation in at least one gallery show.

  • Technical training in limited fields. Let us know what you would be interested in learning during your time here.

  • Production Support from site managers upon request and pending availability.

  • Access to the Phoenix art community.


  • Selected Emerging Artists are invited to create at least one work of art to be included in a gallery exhibition at the end of their residency session to be displayed for a minimum of one day.

  • In exchange for housing, meals, and studio space, Emerging Artists commit to working for Boundless up to 20 hours a week. Daily chores may include: assisting with public programs; giving tours of the CreatorSpace; teaching classes; and miscellaneous activities assigned.

  • Artists in residence and their hosts are expected to meet nightly for a communal dinner. 


  • The artist is expected to fund their own way to and from the residency. We can transport to and from PHX or Mesa airports.

  • Car trips for reasons unrelated to residency program are a fee of $10 and need to be scheduled ahead of time when possible.


The review process takes 4 – 5 weeks from the application deadline and notifications are emailed soon after. Artists selected exhibit artistic excellence, demonstrate an eagerness for creation, and have an interest in experimenting with new art forms.


  • Project Proposal (250 words)

  • Artist Statement (250 words)

  • (5) work samples

  • Current CV


  • 5 media samples of work completed within the past ten years, accepted formats:

    • Images (1MB each)

    • Videos (250MB each)

    • Audio (up to 30MB each)

    • PDF (up to 10 MB each)

  • Image Size: 1MB each, .jpegs, mp3, .mov, or .pdfs are preferred. 

  • Each time-based work sample should be 3 – 5 minutes in length.

  • Text-based media samples should be submitted in .pdf format; approximately one page in length, 

  • Works in progress are allowed. 

  • Do not include multiple-page pdfs as one media sample. 

  • Do not combine multiple images into one work sample. 

Notifications to applicants will be made via email.

Art 145 strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender (includes gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, familial status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Additionally, Art 145 complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local laws. 



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