Resident Batik Artist Program

About the Program

Next jury process will be available in 2018. Open for Registration now.
Eligible applicants must have extensive experience in the field of Batik
Residencies range from  3 to 12months  and begin in February.

The Resident Artist Program offers

  • 7-day studio access every day the studio is open and in operation, unless otherwise noted.
  • Access to Batik House common workspace and equipment
  • All utilities, heat, air conditioning, water, electricity
  • Opportunity to learn about all aspects of Batik
  • Participation in many of the studio events and academic collaborations.
  • Personal studio space (200 sq. ft.)
  • Exhibition/sales opportunities in Batik House Gallery or Partners art galleries in Malaysia
  • Access to Batik equipment and set-up.
  • Website visibility
  • Technical consultation

Expectations of Resident Artists

  •  individuals are responsible for keeping their used space, hallways, and common areas clean.
  • Individuals must be fully enrolled in the Batik Program (at least 10 hours per week) during their residency. This enrollment covers the above.
  • Must be advanced and able to work independently and are responsible for processing their Batik work
  • All applicants for a Resident Artist space should be able to demonstrate their ability to produce Batik in canting, blok stamping, and some others techniques.
  • Only one applicant to a space. Sub-letting allowed with approval.
  • Individuals are required to maintain a reasonable level of Batik activity (average of 10 hours per week.)
  • Must reprocess and store all their Batik tools, dye, etc.
  • Give one presentation/demonstration during their Resident Artist time.
  • Participate in the Show and Sales on any level.
  • Contribute time to the Batik Program community when needed. Example: helping with workshops and academic and non-academic studio events.
  • Have read, accept understand and will adhere to the Batik House Program Safety and  Guidelines.

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