Admission to the Residency Program at the LES Center is selective, based on a review of applications by a panel of scholars from various disciplines at Piedmont University. The review panel seeks a breadth of participation in the program based on interests, talents, accomplishments, and diversity. The basis for admission is professional achievement or promise of achievement, and we strongly encourage first-time applicants. Full residencies (one to two week) are generally scheduled March through December, with occasional exceptions. Weekend retreats (Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon) for artists are available throughout the year but must be scheduled at least one month in advance.
Check in is from noon until 5:00 p.m. Check out is no later than ten.
After submitting the form, please email the following information to LESCenter@piedmont.edu:
• A curriculum vitae (an updated CV for returning residents)
• Names of three individuals familiar with you and your work, with full contact information (telephone, postal address, and email address)*
• A description of your discipline, genre, or field of interest*
• Samples of work, either as pdf attachments or as links to online resources*
• A statement of intent describing what you hope to accomplish during your residency
*Not required for returning residents
The length of each residency period is negotiable between the applicant and the resident managers. The LES Center charges each resident $100 for a weekend, $200 for a week and $400 for two weeks to help defray the basic expenses of maintenance and operation. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve all residencies and is due when a schedule is confirmed with the resident managers. When arriving at the LES Center, residents are required to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement concerning liability issues. The full residency fee, minus the deposit, must be paid by check (payable to PIEDMONT UNIVERSITY) or cash to the resident managers upon arriving at the LES Center. Payment of fees may be made by credit card in advance to Piedmont University, but credit cards cannot be accepted at the LES Center.
All artists will be asked to complete a brief evaluation form at the end of the residency season. Although the evaluation is not mandatory, the information provided helps Piedmont University to improve the residency program. Follow the link for the LES Residency Guidelines.