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Workshop Residency

The Image Text Workshop Residency is a unique opportunity to work closely and collaboratively, in an intimate setting, with internationally established and emerging artists, writers, publishers, curators, and designers.


Each summer, we select a group of workshop residents from an open call to join the Image Text visiting artists and graduate students for a three-and-a-half-day exploratory workshop at the intersection of the visual and literary arts. We meet in a rural setting in the Finger Lakes region, near Ithaca, NY. This intensive collaborative retreat offers an opportunity for a non-hierarchical engagement between all participants with the aim of generating new ideas and interventions into existing practices. Across three and a half days of experimentation, play, work, meals, and discussion, participants work independently or form spontaneous teams or collectives and projects emerge, culminating in an afternoon of exhibition and performance. 

The Summer 2023 Image Text Workshop will run from July 5–8.

Associated Visiting Artists

Past workshop visiting artists have included Claudia Rankine, Carmen Winant, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Tonya Foster, Laura Letinsky, Lucas Blalock, Jason Fulford, Bruno Ceshel, Lucy Ives, David Hartt, Tisa Bryant, Matthew Connors, Mariela Sancari, and John Keene, among many others.

2023 Workshop Visiting Artists include Michael Ashkin, Charlie Engman, Lucy Ives, Dawn Kim, and Shala Miller.

The workshop is led by Image Text program faculty codirectors Catherine Taylor and Nicholas Muellner.

Application Process and Requirements

Every spring, we announce an open call for Image Text Workshop Residency applications. There are no educational or professional prerequisites for consideration beyond an interest and creative work. Applicants should submit the following by April 17, 2023:

  • A ten-page, PDF portfolio of visual art, writing, or both (applicants should demonstrate a sustained practice in one or both media)
  • A short bio
  • A one-paragraph statement of interest. If you wish to be considered for financial aid to cover the cost of attendance ($1200, includes all meals), please note that at the end of your statement.

Image Text Workshop Residency Application

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