For studio-less artists, this is an absolute dream.
Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, recently announced the details on its 2011-2012 Artist Studio Program. Initiated in 2007, the residency will allow three lucky-duck artists to post up in their own digs for nine months on Lawndale's third floor.
There's also this bonus: Artists will receive a $500 monthly stipend as well as an overall $1,500 for materials. Just make sure you show face for a minimum of 16 hours per week (which shouldn't be too ominous since you'll have 24-hour access) and you can move out of that ridiculous nook you've been working out of for all of these years.
The studio residency program -- which runs from September 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012 -- requires an application process that includes a letter of intent, an artist CV, digital images, a $20 application fee and, what artists are so awesome at, a submission deadline (by 5 p.m. on May 16, in this case).
The program is open to all 18-and-over creative types who aren't enrolled in a degree program. The jurors include Elaine Bradford, Lawndale programming committee members; University of Houston School of Art professor Rachel Hecker; and Todd J. Tubutis, who is the executive director of Portland, Oregon's Blue Sky Gallery.