Open Call

PlySpace Residency // Call for Applications for Spring 2020


With Funding
Muncie, United States


Open to emerging and established practitioners in any discipline over the age of 21. Applicants should not be in school at the time of application.

Number of Participants

Between 3 and 5 residents are selected for each term (Spring, Summer and Fall)


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2020 - May 01, 2020


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


  • $25.00 application fee


Alternative Processes Darkroom, Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Film Editing Suite, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Silver Darkroom, Sound Studio, Stage, VR Studio, Wood Shop


Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

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


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Blacksmith, Blockchain, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, DJ / Nightlife, 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, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design



Program Description

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other 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. Each resident will propose a personal project as well as a project to be completed in partnership with a community collaborator. The residency is fully funded with a $500 living stipend and a $500 travel stipend plus additional funding. We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 term, with flexible residency periods from 4-12 weeks beginning in February. Applications are due July 1, 2019. Visit the website to learn more!

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