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Suzanne Wilson Artist-In-Residence Application

Applications for a GAAC artist’s residency must be submitted using this on-line format. No other variations will be accepted. Deadline for online submissions is February 2, 2022 at midnight.

Note 1) The artist’s residence, a second-floor walk-up apartment, is not handicap accessible. We apologize for this currently unavoidable situation. Please see the AIR Prospectus for more detail.
Note 2) If you have been selected for a GAAA artist residency in the preceding three years, you are ineligible for a residency this year.

Please read the A.I.R. Prospectus for more information before using this form. Fields with an * are required. Clicking "Next" at the bottom of this page will bring you to the next page where you can see and proof your information. Application fee of $35 will be paid on the last page of this application. The GAAC AIR Committee will begin emailing results of the jurying process in mid-March.



  • Basic Information



  • Residency Period

    Which 2-week residency period do you prefer? Choose three, it is to the applicant’s advantage to offer three choices.


  • Past Residency



  • Discipline



  • Resume

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    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 1 MB, Max. files: 1.


    • Residency Proposal

      More emphasis is placed on the information in your proposal than on the aesthetic qualities of your work. We are looking for well-crafted proposals that succinctly describe an action plan for the two-week residency; that illustrate your seriousness as an artist and your dedication to a creative practice. We are looking for candidates whose proposals clearly demonstrate they can hit the ground running on the first day of their residency.

      NOTE: Many applicants express the feeling that the Glen Arbor/Sleeping Bear Dunes area is breathtaking in its natural beauty, that it is a source of artistic inspiration. We couldn’t agree more, however ……. Breathtaking inspiration is a sentiment, it is not a proposal for residency. Please answer the below questions in concrete terms.
    • (100 words maximum)
    • Outline your action plan. (100 words maximum)
    • (50 words maximum)
    • (100 words maximum)


    • Work Samples

      Attach samples of work completed no longer than two years ago.

      Non-visual artists: Applicants should submit 3 samples of work in a PDF file. Writers please submit poems, short stories, articles, published or unpublished. Musical composers please submit scores and/or include a website URL for audio/video located at the bottom of this application.
      Visual artists: Applicants should submit 6-8 images of work in JPG, GIF, or PNG files. NOTE: If you are applying for a residency during which you will be exploring a new direction in your practice, you must submit images of your new work.

      IMAGE UPLOAD NOTE: Please submit the highest quality image possible. Visit the Photo Editing Resources page for tips and links to editing software.
      • 1200 pixels minimum on the long side [REQUIRED]
      • 2 MB maximum file size [REQUIRED]
      • File types accepted are jpg, jpeg, gif & png [REQUIRED]


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      Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
      • (e.g. oil, pastel)
      • (e.g. 5"x5")
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          Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
          • (e.g. oil, pastel)
          • (e.g. 5"x5")
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            Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
            • (e.g. oil, pastel)
            • (e.g. 5"x5")
            • Drop files here or
              Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
              • (e.g. oil, pastel)
              • (e.g. 5"x5")
              • Drop files here or
                Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
                • (e.g. oil, pastel)
                • (e.g. 5"x5")
                • Drop files here or
                  Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
                  • (e.g. oil, pastel)
                  • (e.g. 5"x5")
                  • Drop files here or
                    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 1.
                    • (e.g. oil, pastel)
                    • (e.g. 5"x5")


                    • Letters of Recommendation

                      You are required to provide three letters of recommendation with your application for residency. These letters should come from people with whom you’ve had a professional and/or academic relationship. Please provide letters of recommendation – versus contact information.
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                      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 3.

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