Artist Residency in Rockville, Maryland

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four-month residency at our studios in Rockville, Maryland.

The Bresler Residency provides three dynamic individual artists or collaborative artist teams the gift of time, space, and financial support, along with a unique opportunity to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment.

The Montgomery College Collaborative AiR is a three-week program where a professional artist is embedded in the Rockville and Germantown Art Departments to provide students a unique opportunity to work directly with contemporary artists other than faculty. Students have the authentic experience of creating artwork for public installation, as part of collaboration with peers, faculty, and the artist, working toward a common goal of a gallery installation or social practice project.

We’re seeking Professional artists or artists’ groups with a wide range of artistic practices outside the traditional studio arts foundation curriculum. Applicants who are interested in working with students are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should submit a proposal for collaborative processes and programming that provides foundation-level students with direct hands-on experience in the arts that’s guided by the artist. This may include an exhibition of the artist’s work, workshops, talks, field trips and/or any other areas of student art engagement. Preference will be given to applicants whose work and proposal expand on the working range of foundation-level teaching.

Bresler Residency Proposal
Describe your project, goals for the Residency, and how you might engage with the      community or use community resources.

The project must be centered around environmental, social, racial, and/or      economic justice.

  • You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your proposal (maximum 250 words).

Bresler Residency – Preferred Dates
Please indicate preferred residency dates (first and second choice):

  • January 19 – May 10, 2024
  • May 17  – September 13, 2024
  • September 23, 2024 – January 10, 2025 (Bresler Residency + Montgomery College Collaborative AiR)

The 2024 Open Call is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists, nor is it designed for people 18 or below. For more information email, call 301-315-8200; or visit/apply at