#GreensboroBound19 Resident Artists Program



Greensboro Bound seeks resident artists who will create artworks that document, portray, and enter conversation with the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, to be held 17-19 May 2019.


  • Resident artists must be able to create work among festival attendees on location at the festival, using materials and equipment to be furnished by the artists.
  • Each resident artist will maintain possession of the physical work produced during the residency. Greensboro Bound maintains the right to obtain digital reproductions of work created during the residency and use that work in advertorial or informational representations of the festival
  • Two candidates will be selected to serve independently as resident artists, each for the term of one day. Each artists will receive a $350 stipend and will be furnished with a festival credential that identifies them as a festival personnel. Travel expenses will be the sole responsibility of the artists.


Application Guidelines.

Applications for resident artist should be prepared as follows.

  • Submit a brief artist statement.
  • Compose a brief statement of intent that describes why you are applying to be a resident artist. Your statement should also describe the work you would pursue during your residency and how you foresee that work connecting to the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.
  • Provide five digital images representative of previous work, accompanied by the title, medium, and date of each.
  • Include contact information only where requested. Identifying information should not be included in artist statement, digital images, or project description.
  • No application fee is requested for this residency.
  • Submit your application by 5 April 2019 via this link.

Selection Process.

Applications will be reviewed by Devon McKnight, from Center for Visual Arts; Gui Portel, from Elsewhere; and Andrew Saulters, from Greensboro Bound. Notification will be made by email in late April.



The Mission of Greensboro Bound.

Greensboro Bound brings outstanding writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, young-adult and children’s books to Greensboro’s community and schools.  It encourages committed readers to further engage with literature and sparks new enthusiasm for reading among beginners. Through multiple year-round programs and a three-day festival in May, Greensboro Bound promotes reading, public discussion of civic issues, and free expression.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Greensboro Bound celebrates diverse voices from around the world, honors North Carolina’s long and varied literary traditions, and welcomes an inclusive community of readers from Greensboro and beyond. Greensboro Bound does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, disability, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, national origin, or gender identity. The festival welcomes resident artist applicants of all backgrounds and experiences. We believe that writers, readers, and artists are essential for vibrant communities.

Contact Us

Andrew Saulters : arts@greensborobound.com