Resident Artist Program 2017 – Call For Artists
North Street Collective, located in the heart of Mendocino County, California, announces an open call for applications to the Resident Artist Program 2017.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2017
The Resident Artist Program 2017 provides artists with the time, space, and inspiration to explore ideas and produce work. Time spent at North Street allows artists to connect with Willits and Mendocino County while allowing them freedom to accomplish what they wish. North Street Collective accepts applications from individual artists or duos of any discipline to create, advance, or complete work in a self-guided and self-motivated way. They especially encourage partnerships of artists and scientists or artists and community activists who seek to work together in new ways. They are looking for people who are entrepreneurial by nature and who will also contribute to the growth and spirit of this new effort.
Resident Artist Program 2017 benefits
North Street Collective provides housing and workspace during the Resident Artist Program 2017. Residents are responsible for living expenses such as food, supplies, and travel to and from North Street Collective. All artists receive a weekly stipend of $300 to cover food, materials, and transportation to and from North Street.
Residents pursue their practice and develop their creative techniques in a rural, northern Californian setting. There are informal, quirky places around North Street Collective to display work and small areas for performances or other gatherings.
There are no publication, exhibition, or performance requirements for application. The residency offers:
- relative seclusion,
- intimacy with a small town,
- a modest house with some fruit trees and open space,
- focus without pressure, and
- interaction with a few good souls.
Artists are asked to share your process but there is no requirement for finishing or producing a certain amount of material.
About North Street Collective
North Street Collective Residents are artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines or are working experimentally across several disciplines. In keeping with Mendocino’s unique heritage and sense of place, artists from Native American backgrounds, Mexican artists, and artists whose work is connected to ecology have special priority for residencies. North Street Collective celebrates artists working with wood or other materials from the local natural environment; artists working with railroad-related themes; and those with a social practice related to this region of the world, including water, food system, and social justice. They encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible ranges of perspectives and demographics.
North Street Collective is a place to decentralize and deinstitutionalize art practice. They love to see how ideas develop, grow, and sometimes even fail. They are a test space for new ideas and a social space for interaction. Through their work, they help artists build sustainable practices. They foster work that appeals to a variety of audiences, and offer joy, comfort, inspiration, and interaction.
The guiding principles:
- Place: connect to and seek to draw inspiration from the attributes of this special place
- Hope: approach work with a sense of possibility and aspiration
- Interconnectedness: recognize and celebrate connection with each other and with the world around us
- Action: believe in the importance of taking steps forward even if those are not sure where they might lead
- Continuous feedback: seek to listen, understand, and improve
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