What is The Carnegie Studios?

The Carnegie Studios facility, located in the historic Carnegie Library, will provide artist-in-residence space for local filmmakers, visual, literary and performing artists; provide office and flexible meeting space for artists and arts organizations; and resent temporary exhibits.

Up to eighteen artist studio space will be provided for a minimal cost to actively practicing mid-career artists in Ada and Canyon County, whose use of the space will significantly impact their creative practice.

How will the Carnegie Studios spaces be assigned?

Studio space in the Carnegie Studios will be awarded based on a juried process according to the need and quality of work. Flexible use and office space will be awarded to organizations in Ada and Canyon County based on availability and their service to individual artists.

In 2018, the available studios, office and flexible space will be assigned to past recipients of Alexa Rose Foundation grants based on an internal process.

It is anticipated that in Spring 2019, interested filmmakers, writers, performing and visual artists will be invited to submit proposals for an artistic residency in the Carnegie Studios. Requests for proposals will likely also be sought from arts organizations that serve individual artists for office and flexible space use. More information on this process will be posted on the Alexa Rose Foundation website in early 2019.

How long are the studio residency terms?

Up to 1 year.

Will the Carnegie Studios be a public facility?

In general, no. The building is owned by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and leased by the Alexa Rose Foundation. The building will be a space for designated artists to work and collaborate. It is possible there may be opportunities for resident artists to conduct workshops or show temporary exhibits. This process has not been determined as of yet and no applications are being accepted at this time.

How can I be notified of the process for submitting proposals for the next round of studio assignments?

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