Open Call

Call for Applications for Spring 2022 Term // PlySpace Artist Residency // Muncie, Indiana


With Funding
Muncie, United States


PlySpace is pleased to support practitioners in a variety of creative fields and facilitate access to a wide range of media-specific equipment and facility accommodations. We encourage applications from disciplines including, but not limited, to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, non-object based practice, and social practice. All residents will have provisional access to the Ball State University College of Fine Art facilities, with 24-hour access to personal studio spaces. Residents should not be in school at the time of application and must be 21+.

Number of Participants

PlySpace can accommodate 3-5 artists per term. Residency terms are a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12, beginning on February 1 and ending on May 1, 2022. Residents are free to negotiate their length of stay, start dates, and end dates within this block of time. Resident Fellows must plan a stay of no fewer than 9 weeks.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2022 - May 01, 2022


  • $500.00 travel budget
  • $500.00-2000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $25.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Stage, Wood Shop


Apartment, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Professional Development, Readings, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Biotech, Blacksmith, Blockchain, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Start Up, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest. While exploring their personal creative practice, each resident is also expected to work with a community collaborative partner and complete a community-based project while in residence. This experience is meant to benefit the resident as well as the community of Muncie. The community project proposal is part of the application process, and projects should take up 5-10 hour For detailed information about the community collaboration aspect of the program, please see the website (

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