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Apply to be the Galt House Hotel Artist in Residence


How it Works

  • The residency for the Galt Artist in Residence is May 2019 - February 2020, a period of nine (9) months.
  • The Artist in Residence will be announced in May 2019 with their first show on June 7, 2019. The AIR will be expected to begin studio time in mid-May, 2019.
  • The selected Galt Artist in Residence will be required to spend a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week in the studio or on the Galt House Hotel Campus, 4 days per week. 
  • The selected Galt Artist in Residence will receive a monthly stipend plus a monthly food and beverage credit.
  • The selected Galt Artist in Residence will have full use fo the Galt Artist Studio during their residency. The AIR may make changes to the studio space - paint (with color approval), addition of furniture pieces, etc.
  • The Galt Artist in Residence will work with the AJS/Galt team to develop programming for events held at the hotel in addition to the First Friday Hop each month.


Application Information

  • Download an application here
  • Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 - January 14, 2019.
  • Applicants must agree to have their likeness and their work to be used for marketing and public relations outreach including, but not limited to: advertising, social media content, and media relations materials without compensation.
  • Applications must be completed in full order to be accepted
  • Tours of the studio space may be given upon request. Please contact the Artist in Residence Program at art@galthotel.com.


Finalist Information

  • Finalists may choose up to four (4) pieces of their work to be exhibited in the AIR Studio from April 1 - May 5, 2018. Dimensions for these pieces must be shared before installation in order to accommodate the three finalists.
  • Finalists are responsible for the installation of their work in the AIR Studio in the area designated for the work. Finalists are also requested to provide informational cards about their pieces.
  • Finalists must remove their work from the AIR Studio, May 6 - 7, 2019.
  • Finalists should be present for the April First Friday Hop Reception and during the Derby Exhibition in May.
  • Finalist must agree to have their likeness and their work to be used for marketing and public relations outreach including but not limited to: advertising, social media content, and media relations materials without compensation.
  • Finalists are required to have an in-person weekday interview with the AIR Selection Committee. Dates for interviews in April 2019 will be supplied to the finalists.


How to Apply

Deadline for application to the AIR Program
Monday, January 14, 2019
Application packets may be delivered electronically, service, or in person to:
The Galt House Hotel
140 North 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Attention Michelle McCarragher
Upload your application and any pertinent images or videos of your work here
Share any pertinent links to your work with art@galthotel.com.