A laboratory for documentary and experimental art practices at Duke University, the Power Plant Gallery provides ongoing opportunities for Duke students, faculty, and staff and Durham communities to consider the essential role and transformative capacity of the arts in society.

Applicaitons for #PPGArtists summer 2019 will open in mid-January 2019.

Applications for the summer 2019 #PPGArtists public studio residency are now open. The deadline for applications is midnight, Friday, March 15, 2019.

Power Plant Gallery public studio residency 

A laboratory for the arts, the Power Plant Gallery promotes creative work, while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts. Each summer we turn the gallery into a studio to support artists in their creative experimentation. 

Residencies are available to an individual artist or group. Artists selected for this residency will have 24/7 access our 1500-square-foot space located at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC, and receive a $750 stipend, paid at the end of the residency.

We are accepting applications for only one residency this coming summer 2019 due to an ambitious fall exhibitions schedule. The residency dates are May 28-July 6, 2019. These dates are unmoveable and the selected artist (or artist group) must agree to these dates. This summer the residency will be restricted to local artists, residing in the Triangle area. No housing will be provided. 

This opportunity is open to all local or regional artists in all mediums, at all stages of their careers, including students. Artists working with hazardous materials cannot be considered due to our location.

Artists-in-residence should be willing to:

  • Engage with the public during open studio hours, as agreed upon with the PPG
  • Organize at least one public engagement, with assistance from the PPG
  • Advance their work during their stay

To apply please submit the following:

  • A project statement of no more than 500 words that describes the work you wish to undertake during your residency
  • Brief artist bio of no more than 250 words. If a group, please provide a group bio
  • Samples of your work, which could include jpeg images of previous work, video, audio, websites, or other mediums. Please limit your samples to a total of 10 jpeg images, or 10 minutes of video/audio work. 
  • A title list that corresponds to the samples with applicable information such as media, dimensions, date complete and any caption information you wish to include
  • CV, if a group, please provide for each artist

For questions please contact Caitlin Margaret Kelly at powerplantgallery@duke.edu.

The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. 


Power Plant Gallery at Duke University