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Open Call: 319 2nd FLR a.i.r.

15 January – 31 March 2021

319 North 11th st. Philadelphia, 2nd Floor Galleries, Artist(s) in Residency Winter 2021

Automat, Practice, Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, Pink Noise Projects

The five artist-run galleries on the 319 Building’s 2nd floor are hosting an open call for artists-in-residence in their spaces, starting January 15th, 2021. The pandemic has made it difficult to safely present exhibitions in our spaces, and at the same time, many artists have been displaced from their studios due to the pandemic’s economic effects. In a time of isolation, we hope that making these spaces available gives inspiration and opportunity to realize new work, new ideas, and new (virtual) connections.

What constitutes a residency or a project is up to the artist. You may simply use the gallery as a space to work, a space to install, experiment, and document, or a space from which to perform or hold a virtual event. We plan to host a series of residencies throughout the first months of 2021, or until it becomes safer to present 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.

Floorplans for each space, and the availability of each space, are listed below.

To apply, please submit the following to pinknoiseprojects@gmail.com as a single 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 month-long or two-week residency in any of the spaces.
  • Submissions will be due December 23rd at midnight for residencies in

January, February and March 2021.

  • Successful applicants will be notified by January 4th.


Space Availability:

Automat: February 19th- March 31st

Grizzly Grizzly: January 15th- March 31st

Marginal Utility: January 15th- March 31st

Pink Noise Projects: January 15th- March 31st

Practice: January 15th- March 31st


Automat floorplan


Grizzly Grizzly floorplan


MU floorplan


Pinknoise floorplan

Practice floorplan