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319 2ND FLR Artist in Residence Program, Summer 2021

Please submit the application materials to as a single, web-friendly PDF file.

May 3, 2021 - July 31, 2021

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319 Building’s 2nd floor are pleased to announce an open call for a  second round of 319 AIR residencies.

Applications will be accepted for either two-week or one-month residencies running from May 3 through July 31, 2021.

In the first round of 319 AIR, the 2nd floor galleries hosted 16 artists and collaborative groups who expanded their practices into our empty spaces, creating a wide range of projects and investigations.

Although there have been many positive steps toward the reopening of the 319 2nd floor galleries, the pandemic continues to make it difficult to safely present exhibitions, so we have collectively decided to continue hosting artists who have been displaced from their studios due to the pandemic’s economic effects. In a time of isolation, we hope that continuing to make our spaces available will help to provide much needed inspiration and opportunity to realize new work, ideas,

and (virtual) connections.

What constitutes a residency or a project is up to the artist. You may use the gallery as a space to work, install, experiment, and document, or as a space from which to broadcast a virtual performance or event. With the first round of residencies coming to a close, we look forward to a continuation of 319 AIR until it becomes safer to resume exhibitions that

are open to the general public.

Each space has WiFi access, but artists should plan on providing their own materials, supplies and tools. Feel free to experiment and install work in the spaces, but you must return them to their original state by the end of the residency. Artists will have 24-hour access to the spaces. Housing in Philadelphia is not provided. Artists outside of Philadelphia are welcome to apply, but must make their own arrangements for living spaces.

In compliance with the City’s new COVID-19 restrictions, no gatherings may take place in the spaces. Only the resident artists may use them. The 319 building is home to a variety of businesses, artist studios, and galleries. We ask that resident artists follow all COVID-19 guidance, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing in common areas such as bathrooms and hallways.

Application Guidelines

  • All residency applications are due on April 12th (by midnight EST).

  • Residency recipients will be selected by a jury of 319 gallery members and will be notified on April 19th.

  • If you previously applied to 319 AIR and would like to be reconsidered for the second round, please resubmit your application with a note in the email that you would like to be reconsidered.

To Apply

Please submit the following to as a single, web-friendly PDF file.

  • 10 images of previous work, or proposal images for your project
    The mix of previous/proposal images is up to you
    Please provide an image list, including title, date, media, and dimensions.

  • Artist statement (100 word maximum).

  • Proposal for your residency (i.e. how you plan to use the space, 300 word maximum).
    You will be applying to work in one of the gallery spaces, but you may list up to three in order of preference. Each successful applicant will be assigned to one gallery space for their residency.

  • Please also list requested dates for your residency. You may apply for a two-week or month-long residency in any of the spaces.

Gallery Availability

AUTOMAT:     June / July
Grizzly Grizzly:     May / June / July
Marginal Utility:     May 15 / June / July
Pink Noise Projects:      May / June / July
Practice:     May / June / July



AUTOMAT, Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, Pink Noise Projects

Follow the 2nd floor galleries on Instagram to see what our residents are working on, and join us for digital programming in the coming months. Instagram: @automat_collective; @2xgrizzly; @marginalutilitygallery; @_pink_noise_projects; @practicegallery

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