Residency Dates: June 27, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Application Deadline: January 17, 2021

Due to COVID-19 and the immense stress it has put on artists, ACA will be offering FULL scholarships to all accepted artists for Residency #182! The Board of Trustees and staff feel protecting our core mission is paramount, and are grateful to the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation for allowing us to make this commitment to funding exceptional artists during these times.

Praised by The Chicago Tribune as “minutely crafted” and “utterly lovely,” The New York Times as “whimsical” and “surreal,” and The Washington Post as “dark and deeply poetic,” the music of Brazilian-born composer Marcos Balter (b.1974) is intentionally chameleonic, embracing eclecticism and unorthodoxy as positive forces. Collaborations with artists from diverse practices such as choreographer Bill T. Jones, and yMusic, Deerhoof, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and many songwriters and DJs have proven crucial to his artistic trajectory. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, as well as commissions from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Fromm Foundation at Harvard and Chamber Music America, and others. For more information, please visit

Residency Statement:

The primary goal of this residency will be to explore the concept of community in the imagining, realization, and diffusion of music through inclusive experimentation and intensive collaboration. Artists working with sound in any capacity are welcome to apply, as long as they have a desire to transform and combine their existing practices and experiences with those of others, including all Associate Artists and the Atlantic Center for the Arts community at large.

Application Requirements:

• A one-page bio;
• A letter of intent that addresses applicant’s past collaborative endeavors and community-oriented artistic aspirations;
• Electronic links to 3 sharable (no download or login requirements) samples of recent works in whatever format(s) deemed pertinent to your practice.

Residency Fee: Waived for this Residency (includes daily meals and housing; does not include artist materials or transportation.)

For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25 

Click here to Apply!

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