Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat  

Administered by the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust

There are two open applications currently.

Please note requirements before applying.


2020 SOARING GARDENS ARTISTS RETREAT APPLICATION 

DEADLINE : March 10, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

Actively working visual artists, writers, instrumentalists, and composers with at least two years of professional experience since graduation may apply. 

Residencies are from two to five weeks, however preference is given to applicants requesting residencies of four to five weeks. (If scheduling permits, shorter residencies will be considered.) A limited number of $500 grants are available. If a grant will significantly affect your ability to attend, please fill out the Grants section on the application page. Grants will be awarded on the basis of need. Applying for a grant will not affect your eligibility for a residency.

Since residents share living spaces, artists are encouraged to apply as a group (a combination of artistic disciplines is fine), although each application is reviewed separately and the judges reserve the right to select or reject individual members. When you apply as a group, you may pursue individual projects, collaborative projects, and/or both.

Click SUBMIT on Composers' & Instrumentalist', Visual Artists' or Writers' links (below) to apply. 


RESIDENTS EXHIBITION 2011-2020
SOARING GARDENS ARTISTS RETREAT: THE SECOND DECADE*

DEADLINE: February 1, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

*An exhibition for alumni of Soaring Gardens who were residents between 2011 and 2020 only.

The board of the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust is pleased to invite all residents—visual artists, writers, composers, and musicians—who had residencies at Soaring Gardens between 2011 and 2020 to apply to “Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat: The Second Decade,” a juried exhibition celebrating the second ten years of the residency program. The show will be held at the Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton from November 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021 (note the show will be closed from December 11, 2020 to February 1, 2021 for winter break). The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.

The Trust is also hoping to travel the exhibition to NYC in the summer of 2021 if we can find a 1,000-square-foot venue. The Trust does have a budget for this show,  so please email us at soaringgardens@lermantrust.org if you have recommendations for a suitable exhibition space.

Click SUBMIT on Residents Exhibition 2011-2020 (below) to apply. 

Upload material according to the instructions below.

ALL APPLICANTS

Upload material via Submittable, according to the instructions below.
Bio: 150 words or less (.docx or .pdf)

Soaring Gardens Statement: Please share your reflections on your experience at Soaring Gardens. 350 words or less (.docx or .pdf)

VISUAL ARTISTS

5 images of artwork to be considered for the exhibit, to these specifications:

File Name: Jones_Jenny_01.jpg / Jones_Jenny_02.jpg /…

Dimension: Maximum dimension for the longest side of the image, 1024 pixels

Resolution: Minimum of 72 dpi

File size: No larger than 4.0 MB (each image)

File format: .jpg

Image list to correspond with images (.pdf or .docx)

Name and contact info at the top of the page and for each piece provide:

(Number, title, year, media, and dimensions, as follows)

1. Hurricane, 2015

oil on canvas

18″ x 24″

WRITERS

• Up to 10 pages of material (.pdf or .docx)

INSTRUMENTALISTS

• Repertoire list (.pdf or .docx)
• 2 audio files, 3 to 5 minutes each (acceptable formats: .mp3, .mp4, .mov, .mpg)

COMPOSERS

• 2 audio files, 3 to 5 minutes each (acceptable formats: .mp3, .mp4, .mov, .mpg)
• Score for one of the two pieces (.pdf or .docx)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

PLEASE NOTE:
If you are applying as a GROUP each person in the group must fill out a separate application.  All written documents should be in Word, PDF or TXT formats.

COMPOSERS & INSTRUMENTALISTS:
1. Project Proposal (500 words or less)
2. Resume or CV
3. Name, email and phone numbers of two references.

JUST COMPOSERS:
1. Up to 3 audio files
2. The score for one of the files

JUST INSTRUMENTALISTS:
1. 4 audio files
2. Repertoire list
3. A list of recent performances



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
PLEASE NOTE:  If you are applying as a GROUP each person in the group must fill out a separate application.   All written documents should be in Word, PDF or TXT formats.
 

  1. Online application form
  2. Name, email and phone numbers of 2 references.
  3. Project Proposal  (500 words or less)
  4. Resume or CV
  5. Image list  (numbered to correspond with images)
  6. Images (6)
  7. Format images and image titles using these guidelines:
  • Number_Last Name_First Name
  • EXAMPLE: 1_Jones_Jenny.jpg
  • 72 dpi (long side of image should be 600 pixels)
  • PDF  or  JPG


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying as a GROUP each person in the group must fill out a separate application. All written documents should be in Word, PDF or TXT formats. 


1. Project Proposal  (500 words or less)
2. Resume or CV
3. Writing sample (Up to 15 pages)
4. Name, email and phone numbers of two references.







Lerman Trust/Soaring Gardens Artists' Residency