TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image

Artists In Residence 2023 – 2024 FAQs


When will the selected artists be notified?

All artists will be notified the week of July 24, 2023.


I applied to the AIR Program before but was not selected, can I reapply?

Yes, you can submit an application, however artists who were previously awarded a residency are not eligible.


I was accepted as an artist-in-residence but I’m unable to participate during this cycle.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to grant deferrals at this time. 


Can I switch my residency dates?

There is flexibility to switch dates, provided they do not conflict with another artists’ residency. 


Do I have to complete a final project at the conclusion of the program?

The residency serves as an opportunity for participants to have dedicated time and resources to focus on their practice. We encourage individuals to utilize it as a generative experience not only in terms of making, but also personally. There is no expectation to produce something at the conclusion of the residency. 


Will I have an opportunity to exhibit my work in TILT’s gallery?

A gallery exhibition is not included. 


Are there private studios for the artists?

There are no private studios, however the Artist Lab is equipped with a large work table and magnetic wall to layout prints.


What hours will the Artist Lab be available?

AIR Program recipients have first priority and 24hr access to the Artist Lab upon approval from the Lab Manager who creates the schedule. The space is shared with the TILT community, so artists should submit the dates/times they want to reserve the lab as soon as possible. Artists are given a door code and fob key to enter and exit the building at their leisure. 


What type of equipment is available in the Artist Lab?

Is there assistance/training offered on how to utilize the equipment?

The Lab Manager provides an orientation on how to use the equipment, however printing work is the responsibility of the artist. TILT’s professional printing services are separate from the residency. Artists are welcomed to use our printing services but must pay for them separately.


Do you have a darkroom?

We do not have a darkroom on site, but we can direct you to other organizations in the area that have access to one. 


Does TILT offer housing?

We do not offer housing, however artists who live outside of Philadelphia receive a $1000 honorarium to cover living expenses during the course of the residency. 


When is the honorarium dispersed?  

Monies are released via check or direct deposit 2 weeks before the start of the residency, pending all paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner.


Does TILT have a place where I can store my work or additional equipment?

There is limited space in the Artist Lab to store paper rolls, however you will need to take any additional materials and equipment with you after each work session.