Welcome our inaugural Artist in Residence: Chelsea Wong! Chelsea will be available for commissions and questions from 12-6 on Saturdays and 12-5 on Sundays!
An accomplished artist, she's ran her own online store and hosted booths at conventions for several years. She'll be working on a full-length comic called Jezebel, adapted from a short comic she created in 2021. Come learn about her comic-making process or ask questions about her art business!On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, get a FREE postcard sketch by donating to The Food Bank! Chelsea Wong, our Artist in Residence, can whip up original sketches for you!
Aside from providing dedicated time for a local artist to focus on their craft, they get to do so in a fresh, inspiring environment while providing insights and motivation to the public that visits the store.
Local creators will submit applications and portfolios for review by an independent panel. The selected candidate will then work in the store on Fridays and Saturdays for 32 weeks, receiving a honourarium during that period as well. As much as the time will be for the artists to practice and hone their skills, they will also be engaging with folks about their craft, promoting the comics medium to help usher in the next generation of reads, writers, and artists!
Applications for the Winter 2022 term (starting January 7th, 2022) will be accepted between October 1 and October 31.
Applications should include:
Applications are to be emailed to the store at email@example.com with all files being in PDF format.
An independent committee (i.e. persons not in the employ of Rolling Tales) will choose a successful candidate from the submitted applications. The committee will remain anonymous to both the applicants, other judges, and the public at large.
The selected candidate will become the Artist-in-Residence at Rolling Tales for a term of thirty-two (32) weeks. The successful candidate will work in the store on Fridays from noon until 6 pm, and on Saturdays from noon until 5 pm.
With each term we require a minimum of 5 individuals to review and (lightly) critique submitted portfolios. Reviewers must have experience in the arts or literary world, either practically as an artist or as an administrator.
The amount of time needed to review the applicants will vary depending on number of submissions but all submissions must adhere to the guidelines set out by Rolling Tales.
All submissions will be digital.
Reviewers will be expected to provide one positive comment and one critique of each applicants’ submission. Remarks will be sent to the applicants anonymously to provide value to the application process.
If you are interested in supporting this program as a reviewer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line "AiR Reviewer". You'll be sent further information regarding expectations for the process and we can address any questions you may have.
Rolling Tales ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Presented by “YOUR NAME HERE”!
We are seeking a title sponsor for our Artist in Residence Program. This generous sponsor will be supporting the purchase of furniture that will become the base of operation for the selected artists throughout the ongoing program. Your name, title, logo, or business name will be prominently featured at the art station at the entrance of the store.
Creating stories is at the core of Rolling Tales mission and The Artist in Residence Program is a unique initiative that provides a local comic book artist supplemental income while they hone their craft and engage with the community.
A $1000 Sponsorship will be used to purchase a high-quality desk chair, a drafting table, and related supplies to outfit the station. The Sponsor will receive:
The Artist in Residence will hold regular hours to work on their artistic projects and interact with visitors acting as an ambassador for comics education and awareness. Comics are a spectacular medium for promoting literacy and we want to share that joy far and wide with support from YOU!
To become a superhero and support this program, email Sylvia and Jay at: email@example.com