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A Sweet Dreams Society Residency aims to help artists in the early steps of their journey. Society members will receive the time, space and resources they need to create, gaining confidence in their craft and forging lifelong bonds with mentors and peers. Together, we’ll build a network of globally recognized, multi-disciplinary talent under the Sweet Dreams banner.

Key Application Dates

Session 5:  February 23 – May 24, 2024
Application Deadline: February 16, 2024

Session 6: August 1 – November 1, 2024
Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

Who We're Looking For

  • Visual artists (including but not limited to): painters, sculptors, fashion designers, print makers, wood workers, book makers, film makers, graphic designers, illustrators, fiber artists)
  • Artists with strong ties to the Graduate community they’re applying for. See Locations.
  • Personalities who are comfortable in front of the camera
  • Must be based primarily in the US and over the age of 18

Benefits of Joining the Society

  • Dedicated studio space in a Graduate Hotel*
  • Sweet Dreams Society Grant to support creative ambitions
  • Solo exhibition in your Graduate Hotels Residency location
  • Access to nationwide network of Sweet Dreams Society Artists

*Graduate Hotels is not responsible for housing during the artist’s time in residency

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    Upload your Resumé. (PDF Only - 6MB limit)*

    A current resume as it relates to your craft – what is your experience so far? Include an introduction around your relevant qualifications and preferred materials, medium, and processes used (i.e., working methods, aesthetics, etc.)

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    Letter of Intent: (PDF Only - 6MB limit)*

    A 400-600 word statement of intent of your vision for your time residency, and your connection to the Graduate Hotels location you're applying for.

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    Please ensure your digital portfolio includes 8-10 images of your work and a headshot.

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