Creative students, professionals and artistic beings of all types are eligible for thirty- to ninety-day residencies. Applications are juried upon submission by the Parse Seco Curatorial Board post a in person or online interview. Submissions are accepted for residencies which will work to curate a one-month gallery show at Parse Seco, presented in the Taos storefront or a makers residency at Parse Buffalo.
This program is intended for individual underrepresented artists, students or artists who have not previously curated a show to critically engage issues of underrepresentation of specific race / demographics in art, controversial subject matter and accessibility of art to all groups.
The aim of this residency at Parse Seco and Parse Buffalo being to advance the artistic ambitions and opportunities / exposure to the residents, but also to act as a mentor for those who may not view artistic expression or artistic professions as obtainable due to their race, sexual orientation subject matter, or income class. During this program, resident artists have access to rehearsal and exhibition space at Parse Seco and are required to donate at least eight hours of instruction, or two workshops, to community and or at risk youth in the field of their work for free.