The Rogers Art Loft is a multi-disciplinary artist residency dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists. The residency offers artists, both national and international, the opportunity to live and work in Las Vegas for 2 to 8 weeks, depending on their needs and art practice. Our key goals in our support of artists is the opportunity for dialogue, community engagement, and new collaborations.
During a Rogers Art Loft residency, artists will reside at The Lucy and have a studio space at surrounding partner locations, dependant on their studio needs. An orientation of the area will occur over the first few days in residence, allowing artists to engage with community, to give historical and geographical context to the Las Vegas valley, and to provide resources available throughout the residency period. We consider the artist residency to be a place of research, development and creation for artists and an offering of time, space, and support for exploration.
The application process for the Rogers Art Loft occurs annually and is reviewed by an interdisciplinary panel. Applicants can submit their portfolio, written statements and biographical information online at this link until February 28th when the application closes. Find more information at Rogers Art Loft.
Artists-in-residence will receive the following monetary support: $750 artist stipend per month in residence, a $500 stipend for domestic transportation (international travel will be handled on a case-by-case basis), $61 per diem for each day in residence to cover food, and a $25 per day Lyft credit. Materials stipend are part of the application proposal and artists can request an amount based on their material needs and discipline.
Artists are expected to engage with the city of Las Vegas, community members and partners, and develop their art practice. Their specific obligations include one free public program (artist talk, workshop, or performance), leaving behind one physical or ephemeral work of art for the Rogers Foundation Fine Art Collection, and attendance at a community dinner during their first week of residency.
The Rogers Art Loft is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Situated in a valley, Las Vegas is surrounded by mountains on all sides and situated at the basin floor of the Mojave Desert. The residency is in downtown Las Vegas on Bonneville Avenue near the Arts District, Fremont Experience, Neon Museum, and the Smith Center for Performing Arts. The living space, is uniquely situated in The Lucy complex; home to writers-in-residence from Black Mountain Institute, an independent bookstore: Writer’s Block, and other local Las Vegas writers, artists, and entrepreneurs.
The Rogers Art Loft is made possible by Rogers Foundation, dedicated to transforming lives through art and education in Southern Nevada.