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Terms & Conditions

The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA


Terms & Conditions


The Image Flow is offering the use of its facilities and equipment on a limited basis to a selected Artist in Residence. Due to the nature of our business as a production and educational facility, certain areas/equipment may not always be accessible. We ask the the chosen AIR work with us and respect the staff workflow when this is the case. The Image Flow staff will have limited availability to assist the AIR due to daily work tasks.

This is a work-only residency; artists not local to the area are welcome to apply but will need to secure housing arrangements independently. The residency will last approximately 2-3 months, with the possibility of extension. The time frame for the residency is flexible, ideally taking place between the months of June and September 2018, depending on the availability of the selected resident photographer.
The chosen AIR will be provided a dedicated workspace with Epson 7880 and Epson 3880 inkjet printers, access to our photo studio and lighting, traditional and alternative process darkrooms, and a limited supply of inkjet papers for printing purposes.
Residents will need to provide a personal laptop or computer for use with the inkjet printers. For the use of the darkrooms, residents will need to provide their own papers/chemicals. Likewise, the selected AIR should plan to provide their own primary camera(s) for use during the residency. The possibility exists for the resident photographer to make use of in-house cameras at the discretion of the staff.
At the close of the residency, participants will donate a selection of work to The Image Flow's Artist in Residence Collection, the details of which are negotiable upon acceptance. The resident photographer may also choose to present a lecture on their work to the community, though this will be voluntary. There will also be the possibility for the chosen AIR to mount an exhibition of work created during the course of the residency.
The Image Flow reserves the right to terminate the residency at the discretion of the owner.

All artists living or working in the United States working within photographic and/or image-based processes.

File Requirements

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Applicants will need to submit 2 PDF files; one for their Portfolio, and one for the written requirements below. Please include your name and contact information in both files.
Please label your PDF submissions as follows:
Portfolio: FirstNameLastName_Portfolio.PDF
Written: FirstNameLastName_Proposal.PDF

  1. Portfolio containing up to 20 images of your work [Please include Title, Medium, and Year of Creation.]
  2. Artist Statement / Work description (500 words max.) [Please describe the work you have submitted with your application, addressing concept, execution, and media, if applicable.]
  3. Artist Biography (300 words max.) [Please provide a short bio, describing yourself and your background.]
  4. Letter of Intent (500 words max.) [Please describe your plans and goals for the length of the residency, being as specific as possible.]

*File size must be limited to 25mb*

Submission Details
The selected artist will be notified of acceptance to the Artist in Residence program via email by June 8, 2018.

Artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artists whose work is chosen for the residency grant The Image Flow permission to use images for promoting the residency, artist, or The Image Flow and its current and past programs. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.

Consent Criteria
As artists applying to this residency, you are consenting to be added to our mailing list to receive updates for promotional information about the residency. Please also feel free to follow us on social media for relevant promotion across the board at @theimageflow and “The Image Flow” on respective platforms.

Submissions Open | April 6, 2018
Submissions Close | May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced |
June 8, 2018
Flexible Residency Dates | June – September, 2018

Thank you for applying and good luck!

Contact: The Image Flow
Phone: 415-388-3569

The Image Flow
401 Miller Ave. Suite A

Mill Valley, CA 94941




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