Currently we have a duplex immediately adjacent to the Art Association campus, each unit has two bedrooms and one bath. The building can accommodate four individual artists, more when couples or collaborative teams share studio or bedroom spaces. Each space allows for each artist to have a bedroom for sleeping and a second room as a workspace. Each unit is modestly furnished with beds, dressers, tables, chairs, sofas, etc. Kitchens include stoves and refrigerators, plus microwaves and coffee makers. There is a washer/dryer in the basement for both units to share. Basic linens, cookware, utensils, dishes and flatware are also provided. WiFi is included, no telephone landline service is provided.
Studio spaces will be assigned to each artist based on individual needs. Modestly furnished work spaces will be located throughout the neighborhood, sometimes shared, sometimes individual. We will work with you to provide the features and furnishings you need to work. In addition, every resident artist will have access to the labs and studios at the Springfield Art Association (their studio facilities include the Condell Studio, Springfield’s best naturally lit 2D facility; a Jewelry / Metals Lab; Mixed Media Studio; Papermaking Studio; Ceramics Lab; and Mac Computer Lab).
Artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work while in their residency. Potential gallery facilities include the Springfield Art Association’s M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, SAA Collective Gallery, DEMO Project, and University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. DSI storefronts may be available for short term popup exhibitions.
Opportunities abound for teaching at the SAA. The annual class schedule offers four eight-week sessions, weekend workshops, summer art camps, and special events. Resident artists will be allowed to offer classes of their own design in the media of their choice as well as opportunities to fill SAA teaching needs as they emerge. Teaching can be traded to cover the residency fees.
All SAA buildings are non-smoking facilities. This includes the duplex. Smoking is allowed outdoors.
It is the policy of the Springfield Art Association to be a drug-free environment. We ask that residents consume alcohol responsibly.
The Enos Park Residency will not tolerate sexual harassment of or by members of its community. Sexual harassment is illegal and is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. The Enos Park Residency is an artists’ community that aspires to nurture and support the creative spirit. This mission can be realized only in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Actions which diminish such an atmosphere will neither be condoned nor tolerated. Any reports of harassment should be directed to SAA Director Betsy Dollar.