Call for Studio Artist – Rental Available - Studio #9
Premier studio space with shared kitchen and free parking

StormWater Studios – an affiliate of StormWater

StormWater, A Non-Profit Visual Arts Community
Where individuality, and art experiences intersect

Our mission is to establish a consistent and supportive environment to foster the growth of artists and demonstrate the value and importance of visual art to the community at large.

We envision a creative vibrant hub of diverse visual artists fostering creative expression and forming the nucleus of Columbia’s thriving arts district.

This is an opportunity for you to become a part of this vibrant growing arts community in Columbia. Situated in the Congaree Vista, at 413 Pendleton Street, Stormwater Studios and Gallery offers the best of both worlds: downtown studios and gallery nestled within a quiet one-acre natural environment.

Studio #9 is available
Premier studio space with shared kitchen and free parking 

Rent: $450/month + one-time $450 security deposit (refunded when lease is terminated)
280 Sq. Ft. - 14 ft. Ceiling - Studio Sink - Concrete Floor - Individual Thermostat - Utilities and internet included - Rolling glass garage door facing front of building 

In the interest of affordability, 2 artists may share this studio, but both must be juried in. If you are interested in sharing the studio with someone, please indicate that in your application. 

Each artist’s service to the resident artist's community includes:

  • Joyously working in your studio
  • Staffing the gallery two 4-hour sessions per month - Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 11-3  
  • Participation in our two annual resident artist group exhibitions (Vista Lights and Artista Vista) with at least three new pieces for each exhibition
  • Take part in Third Thursdays extended hours: 5-8 on a rotation basis with other resident artists- opportunity for open studio
  • Attendance at monthly resident artist meetings – Second Tuesdays @ 10:30
  • Share resident artist expenses for publicity and events (very minimal)
  • Serve on at least one committee 

Review Complete Resident Artist Required Roles and Responsibilities Here 

Benefits Include

  • Involvement, interaction, support within a community of professional artists
  • Free gallery exhibition
  • Inclusion in two annual resident artist exhibitions during the Vista Guild’s Vista Lights and Artista Vista
  • Use of outdoor workspace surrounded by nature
  • State-of-the-art security system 

Review lease agreement here. Proof of insurance is required when submitting the lease.

To apply, please submit the following information for review to [email protected] Subject line should read: Studio #9 Application 

  1. Resume
  2. Samples of your work, minimum of 5 digital images and/or website
  3. Brief informal statement (50-100 words) of your intent for the studio

Studio #9 will be available starting February 1, 2023

Applications will be accepted through January 18th.
Applicants will be juried by the resident artists. Result of the jurying will be announced no later than January 23rd.

If you are interested in renting a studio at Stormwater in the future, please be sure you are on our mailing list. You can sign up on our HOME page. Studio vacancies and instructions for applying will be announced via the mailing list and heavily advertised on social media outlets.