01 Dec Alex Brown Foundation Now Accepting Residency Applications for 2021 and 2022
After more than 18 months of work, the Alex Brown Foundation and Residency Fund is now seeking applications from artists interested in residencies in 2021 and 2022.
Established with funds from the estate of the painter Alex Brown, who died in 2019, the residency aims to provide emerging and established artists of exceptional merit with an experience of the working conditions Brown found in Des Moines—the ability to make the work you want to make, free from the daily influence of being immersed in a major metropolitan scene but without the isolation of a rural residency, in an exceptional studio environment and a relaxed and pleasant living environment.
Residency amenities include:
- Dedicated use of a 1400-square foot studio space at Mainframe Studios, a renovated 1970s telecommunications building in downtown Des Moines operated on a 501(c)(3) nonprofit basis to provide permanent affordable workspace to artists of all disciplines.
- A monthly stipend of $1,000, plus airfare or reimbursement for other travel to and from Des Moines.
- Housing provided or covered by an additional stipend, depending on the length of the residency.