100 West - Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency advances the production and presentation of new work and ideas by an international community of artists and writers by providing an arena of generous support and historic space.
This residency takes place fifty miles south of Dallas, Texas in the historic downtown of Corsicana. Two oil booms in the 1890s and 1920s produced an exuberant setting which declined in care and use by the late-20th century, alongside the general compromise of small-town America. Since 2012 alongside downtown rejuvenation, founders of this project have established a collection of sites – 100 West, Storefront, Anteroom, Writers House – and the Corsicana Artist & Writer Residency supports international creative work inside this architecture and narrative bridging the cultural and geographic American South and West. The Residency shares this work in programs for education, exhibition and publication to develop transformative dialogue with audiences near and far.
100 WEST is a former Odd Fellows lodge virtually unaltered since its 1890s construction, preserved and minimally furnished for intensely focused studio and living space, with pieces designed and built by founding artists in the first-floor wood shop. Across the street is ANTEROOM for window-front exhibitions, and two-blocks south is the Residency’s STOREFRONT for books and art. The WRITERS HOUSE accommodates alumni ten-blocks west in the Carriage District neighborhood.
Residency Experience Summary
- Applications are open to artists and writers from the United States and international origins.
- Collaborative applications are welcomed, maximum 2 residents / studio. Complete one application.
- Alumni residents are not eligible to reapply (please contact residency director for off-season options).
- Ceramic and aerosol-based work is not accommodated.
- Artist Applicants submit 5 examples of work.
- Writer Applicants submit 2 examples of work, max 2000 words each.
Accepted applicants who commit to a residency term are responsible for a one-time, non-refundable $200 Administration Fee paid to the residency before November 1, 2023. Residents incur no additional costs to attend.
Travel, meal and research expenses are not covered.
Funding is extended to all accepted applicants and satisfies all studio and housing accommodations, following the paid $200 Administration Fee. Residents do not receive funding in the form of direct payment. Instead, funding is absorbed by the residency, and granted to residents by providing generous accommodations for studio and domestic space and residency programming. The value of funding per resident per two-month term is estimated between $4,000 and $6,000, depending on writer or artist studio accommodations and programing.