Personal Information
Name *
Address *
Phone *
References in addition to reference letter
Submit email and/or phone number so we may contact your reference. Email is preferred for international references.
(1) Reference Name *
(1) Reference Name
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(1) Reference Phone
(1) Reference Phone
(2) Reference Name *
(2) Reference Name
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Further information

Independent Artist Residencies are self-funded and are offered between February – October. Artists receive room, board, studio and facility access. Material and facility fees apply to artists working in welding, blacksmithing, foundry, glass, and ceramics.

Residency Length / Projected Cost

Artists will be notified of acceptance approximately two weeks after their application is received. You will have one week to confirm your acceptance. Upon confirmation you will be asked for a 15% deposit on your residency fee and the remainder will be due upon your arrival. Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the residency. No full refunds will be made after the start of the residency

By submitting this application I confirm that the information contained in this application is true and correct, that I have read and understood the program description, and that I will submit all the additional requested materials. Applications will not be considered until all materials are received.

1.    Cover Letter describing your interest in SAW’s Independent Artist Program. Please discuss how you will contribute and benefit from being at SAW. Briefly describe your work and how you see it developing while you are at SAW. After reviewing SAW facilities and grounds, which of SAW facilities could you best utilize?

2.    12 – 15 work samples

3.     Title sheet listing title, size, medium and date completed

4.    One letter of reference

5.    Resume

To send by mail:       

Attn: Independent Artist Residencies

Salem Art Works

19 Cary Lane, Salem NY 12865


To send by email:  

ALL documents must be clearly labeled with last name.  Please send as .pdf attachments when possible. Label email subject Independent Artist Residencies Application.”