Open Call

Summer Residencies for Photographers & Makers

Makers Circle

No Funding
Marshall, United States


These unique, short-term residencies offer competitive opportunities for emerging and mid-career photographers, artists and makers. Applications are reviewed as we receive them until all spaces are filled. Artists are in residence for 1-3 weeks. Residency fees: $350 USD per week (two weeks - $600, 3-weeks - $900) All residencies are currently financially subsidized in order to make them accessible to emerging artists. In addition, Makers Circle acknowledges the financial and cultural inequity that exists in many arts institutions and feel committed to extending our resources and support to people from communities that have been marginalized, oppressed or economically disadvantaged. If you need financial assistance, please don't hesitate to mention that in your application. If you are looking for non-competitive opportunities, we also offer artists retreats with sliding-scale fees on a first-come-first-served basis.

Number of Participants

1-3 In order to provide each resident with plenty of space to work, we only accept 1-3 residents at a time. Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated as they are received until all spaces are filled.


No deadline


July 01, 2018 - September 30, 2018


  • $350.00 program fee


Desk Space, Individual Studio, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop


Guest House



Public Programs

Community Engagement , Group Dinners, Mentors, Professional Development, Retreat


Activists, Administrators, Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Chefs, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Land Art, Makers, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Sculpture, Social Practice, Textile, Visual Arts, Web Design, Web Development



Program Description

Makers Circle is located in the Southern Appalachian mountains near Asheville, NC. Founded and created by working photographers and makers dedicated to their craft, our studios include a traditional silver darkroom, a multi-purpose darkroom designed for alternative and mixed-media processes that require UV exposure, a fully equipped digital studio that includes scanners, large format printing on paper and film up to 24" and large format printing on fabric up to 42". Whether you are discovering a new or deeper direction for your work, looking for a place to explore, or seeking professional development, Makers Circle offers individualized residency programs that range from completely independent to fully facilitated. Makers at all skill levels and experience are welcome to apply. Makers Circle is part of a large thriving local community of artists and makers. Opportunities to muse, consult or collaborate with other artists in our larger community are often available.

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