The Bridge and Falls Creative Residency, Summer Series 2018 call for applications is now open. Are you interested in furthering your artistic practice? Do you have a special project into which you wish to dive? Perhaps, you have a new work that has been on the back burner just waiting for the right time and place to kick start its development? Come and explore the wilds of northwestern Ontario: bring your backpack, bear spray, and find the creativity you seek, whatever that might be, in the boreal forest on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2018
In all four seasons, northwestern Ontario is one of the most beautiful and geographically interesting places on earth. It is the perfect place for any creative person to get inspired. The rural and remote Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls will host a programme of week-long self-guided artist residencies in the summer of 2018. They invite artists to explore how arts and culture interfaces with the streetscape in Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls.
The Bridge and Falls Creative Residency includes
- Accommodation in a prospector’s tent at a campsite in Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or, if the participant chooses to stay in a motel/ lodge/ cabin, within the communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls
- On the Water day-use studio which can be accessed from a stationary dock and within walking distance of a clubhouse on White Moose Golf Course
- On the Rock day-use studio near the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, Ontario
- Moving Gallery day-use studio near the Travel Centre in Nestor Falls, Ontario
- $750 fee to support the cost of travel and meals
- $250 stipend to support campsite fees at Sioux Narrows Provincial Park or accommodations in a motel/ lodge/ cabin within the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls
Bridge And Falls Creative Residency selection is based on artistic merit, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, and preparedness to undertake the residency. A panel of judges, representative of the communities of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, will consider all applications. The panel will include one practicing artist, the cultural officer for the Township, and one professional artist from NWO/ Manitoba or a senior staff person with the Township of SNNF.
About the Canadian Shield
The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are in the heart of the Canadian Shield. The Canadian Shield is Canada’s largest physiographic region extending from Alberta eastward to Newfoundland and Labrador and northward to Greenland, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Shield covers a total area of 4.8 million square kilometres and almost two thirds of Ontario. The Canadian Shield is composed of Precambrian rocks that are more than 570 million years old. Some of these rocks are over 2 billion years old, making the rocks of the Canadian Shield the oldest rocks in North America. The rocks are igneous (including granites, diorites, and basalts) and metamorphic (including schists and marbles).
The Shield has helped shape Canada’s cultural history — the navigable waterways carved into the area during glaciations dictated settlement across its expanse by both Native and European settlers. Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Kenora District. It is located on the eastern shores of Lake of the Woods along Ontario Highway 71. The township was formed in 2001 by amalgamating the formerly incorporate Township of Sioux Narrows with portions of Unorganized Kenora District, including the community of Nestor Falls. The township had a population of 720 in the Canada 2011 Census.
About The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls
Sioux Narrows is a small resort community located on the shores of Lake of the Woods where Highway 71 crosses the eponymous narrows to Regina Bay. There are about 300 permanent residents and about double that in the summer time when cottagers from Ontario, Manitoba, and the United States come for vacation. Tourism is the primary industry with many resorts in the nearby vicinity. In the mid-18th century, an Ojibwa-Cree alliance is said to have defeated an invading party of Sioux at a narrows here on the lake. Sioux Narrows is named in recognition of that event. The Sioux Narrows Bridge overlooks the site of the battle.
Nestor Falls held the status of designated place in the Canada 2006 Census, and has a population of 290. The settlement was founded in the early 20th century by a certain Mr. Nestor who started logging operations and used the natural waterfall there to transport the logs to Lake of the Woods.
The communities of Sioux Narrows and Nestor Falls are home to many arts, cultural, recreational, and sporting events throughout the year. There is a long history of activities that have contributed to the fabric of society in this region, most notably the Canada Day festivities and fireworks, Arts Festival in Sioux Narrows, Bassin’ for Bucks Fishing Tournament, Crow Lake Classic Fishing Tourney, and Winter Carnivals in both Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows. Whether you are taking in an outdoor performance underneath the Lazy Loon in Sioux Narrows or enjoying an evening concert at Bass Lake in Nestor Falls, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Sport fishing, fly-in outpost camps, world class lodges, and big game hunting are synonymous with the region.
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The Caldwell Arts Council will accept portfolios from artists for the 2019 artist exhibition opportunities. The exhibition ranges from one to three-months long at Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5-8 weeks), Art-in-Healing Gallery, or another off-site gallery in Caldwell Arts Council (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities).
Deadline: 31 Jan 2018
The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. The center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions. The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 20 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks.
The 2019 artist exhibition opportunities reach visitors from the southeastern United States. While sales opportunities are not strong, there is an opportunity to have museum and gallery curators, regional university art students, and professors. Exhibit invitations are mailed to 400-500 individuals and emailed to 1,700 individuals.
About Caldwell Arts Council
The Caldwell Arts Council is known for ‘pushing the envelope’ on the art styles displayed in the gallery. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents art exhibits, educational opportunities, and collection programs that foster the cultural arts. Programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, as well as individual donors, corporate donors, and sponsorships. All donations are tax-deductible. The largest programs include the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention (now in its 14th year, held Labor Day weekend annually), the annual Sculpture Celebration (now in its 34th year) which brings sculptors to Lenoir for a one-day competition the Saturday after Labor Day, and the Artists-in-Schools performance series for Caldwell County students which brings theatrical productions to Lenoir.
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Mad Rex is looking for artists to showcase and sell their work during our 7pm-9pm Wednesday The Hour After event. As a post-apocalyptic restaurant, Mad Rex provides space for a bazaar where local businesses, artists, and survivors can meet at a central watering hole. The trading post is open every Wednesday.
There is no fee to participate. The Hour After networking event provides a complementary space with a unique atmosphere to showcase artwork. The Hour After is a high traffic event during the restaurant’s happy hour. This is a reoccurring weekly event. Artists may participate multiple times throughout the year. They receive 20% off all food and drinks the night they participate.
About Mad Rex
Mad Rex is a post-apocalyptic themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge. The concept was designed specifically with Philadelphia in mind. Customers pay to rent a VR headset which comes loaded with games and videos for them to watch. They can check out the specially-developed VREX lounge with curated content. Mad Rex has hired local artists to design each aspect of the restaurant including the bar top, graffiti-covered crashed plane coming through the ceiling, and costumes that adorn mannequins all over the restaurant.
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Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist. Japan Day is accepting submissions that incorporate the three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park.
Deadline: 20 Dec 2017
Japan Day Art Contest 2018 rules
- Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
- Only two-dimensional media will be accepted
- One submission per artist will be accepted
- Entries must be the original work of the entering artist
- Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
- Does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
- Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible.
- Must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
- The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day
- Artist’s approval is not required for publication
- By submitting their artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses
- The applicants does not need to be New York residents, but must be available to accept their awards on the day of the event
The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. It will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip economy class tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All the winning artworks will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York.
About Japan Day
Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event in early summer that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids’ Races. It provides food and activity tents. There is a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture including both traditional and contemporary performances. The event is officially supported by The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club, and many Japanese and American corporations. This family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers since its establishment in 2007. It cerebrated its 11th anniversary last May with over 55,000 attendances.
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Košice Artist in Residence (K.A.I.R.), with the support of Goethe – Institut in Slovakia, invites artists based in Germany to apply for three-month residency in Košice, Slovakia.
Deadline: 15 Dec 2017
In 2016, K.A.I.R. started to focus residencies on art and science projects. In 2018, they would like to discuss the topics connected with the scientific field of ecology. K.A.I.R. is searching for artists working with bio art, processual art, experimental and site-specific projects, interdisciplinary projects, sound or new media art, issues of climate change, ecosystems, sustainability, destruction, and renewal. The final result of the residency will be shown in Šopa Gallery.
The selected artists will have the opportunity to take part in a three-month residency in Kosice, Eastern Slovakia, from 12th of March until 11th of June 2018. The organization will provide free accommodation and studio. Residency artists will get financial support 2100€ and reimbursement of travel costs in maximum amount 300€. During the residency, K.A.I.R. will provide guidance, production support, and contacts to the local artists and experts. The residency artist should prepare one workshop or lecture for local artists, present during the Open Studios Night, and present the result of the residency in Šopa Gallery.
About Košice Artist in Residence
Košice Artist in Residence is international Artist-in-Residence programme. It is strongly focused on creation of international cooperation among the Slovak, foreign artists, and art organizations. Since 2011, artists have worked in the inspiring environment of Kosice`s singular cultural surrounding. They realized art projects, collaborated with the agile local art scene, and presented their art to the local and national public. K.A.I.R. provides opportunities to Slovak artists to travel for residencies within the cooperation with the project partners.
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The City of Shoreline seeks an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a dynamic, site-specific artwork for the Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project. The primary goal is to serve as a landmark for the center of a young and growing city directly to the north of Seattle.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2018
Placement will occur on an approximately 1-acre triangular-shaped project area located along the city’s main arterial, Aurora Avenue (aka SR 99), between North 175th Street and North 178th Street, and Aurora Ave North and Midvale Ave North. Currently, the site is flat, with a few small trees and a preserved section of historic brick road, a relic of the Interurban trolley line (1902 – 1940). The site is frequently used by trail riders, dog-walkers, families, and numerous others, with many thousands driving by in cars at maximum speeds of 40 mph. As a work of public art located along a transportation corridor, it should not create a distraction for drivers.
Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project artwork that includes solar panels, sound, kinetic, or interactive elements, projections, water features, time-based components, landscaping / earthworks, or light elements are especially welcome as a reflection of the city’s environmental ethic. Shoreline is culturally diverse. The City values working with artists of color who can incorporate the community’s cultural and ethnic identities into public art. Applicants should provide evidence of broadly similar projects. Evidence should reflect an ability to work on a tight schedule and within budget.
Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project Artist Benefits
Commission budget is $140,000 (all inclusive). Finalists paid $1,500 plus airfare to make formal proposal. The awarding of this commission will contribute to public art portfolios of artists that have similar project experience ($100,000). The project location is directly adjacent to Seattle. It is in the core Puget Sound metro area, with about one million residents. Exposure will be national. Following successful completion of this project, artists will be eligible for similar public art commissions nationwide. Benefit can be derived from the interdisciplinary work during the project with civic engineers, city planners, and public art curators. Artists will be eligible to have the work for this project submitted to a national database of public art projects.
About The City of Shoreline
Incorporated in 1995 and nine miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline remains a young city. It has three decades of unprecedented growth and change. As the City’s Vision 2029 statement recognized in 2009, “people are first drawn here by the city’s…trees [and the] value placed on arts, culture, and history.” The Public Art Program supports the Shoreline City Council’s 2016 – 2018 goal of strengthening the City’s economic base by creating exciting cultural programs that draw people from the surrounding region and contributing to place making and community engagement, especially through programs and initiatives at the neighborhood level.
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The Maryland Institute Collage of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018. This eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, a “Petite Cité de Caractère,” is a short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”
Deadline: 1 Feb 2018
The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight residents. Artists, whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus, will create a dynamic and collegial community. The setting is perfect for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape. MICA encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice. The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Application, accommodation in a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen, and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.
The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 residency supplies an opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon. Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople, important officials, and local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Resident artists experience aspects of French village life including amenities available in Dinan. The Residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.
About The Maryland Institute College of Art
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers. They foster a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The Program was created by the late Isabel Klots. It honors her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.
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The Saltonstall Foundation announces a call for artists for their 2018 Summer Residency Program. Four-week residencies are offered between mid-May and late-August. Two-week residencies are offered in September.
Deadline: 2 Jan 2018
Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards all-expenses-paid residencies to 25 New York State artists and writers in the following disciplines:
- Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
- Photography and Filmmaking
- Painting | Sculpture | Visual arts (PSVA)
There are five individuals in residence at a time: one poet, one fiction or creative nonfiction writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists. Each group of five arrives and departs at the same time. There is no cost to attend and no fee to apply. All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. Saltonstall is unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together. It is expected that those selected for a residency live at the colony for the duration of the residency period.
2018 Summer Residency Program artists and writers are offered uninterrupted time and space in which to focus on their craft. Saltonstall provides each Fellow a private one-bedroom suite which includes a private bath. Visual artists have additional private studio space. A chef prepares hearty vegetarian dinners each weeknight. Saltonstall stocks the communal kitchen with groceries. Fellows can prepare their own breakfast and lunch. Saltonstall works hard to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Stipends are provided to help offset travel costs. Month-long Fellows receive $500; two-week Fellows receive $250.
About Saltonstall Foundation
Saltonstall is one of the smallest residencies in the country and one of only two that has eliminated the fee to apply. They are the only residency with a geographic focus — serving New York State artists and writers. Saltonstall believes in and values a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, they hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or national origin.
They were founded through the generosity of Constance Saltonstall. She was a photographer and an artist and built her home just two years before she died at the age of 49 from cancer. She established an endowment and donated her home and property to create this residency.
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The City of Roanoke seeks artists or artist teams’ qualifications to design, fabricate, and install Gateway Art. This may include a sculpture or other suitable art in a park located at Entranceway Park, 114 Wells Ave NW, serving as a gateway into downtown Roanoke from Interstate 581.
Deadline: 15 Dec 2017
The artwork should reflect the inclusive and diverse population of the City of Roanoke. The project is funded through a one-time allocation that recognizes the tenth year of the City of Roanoke’s formal Percent for Art Program. This project is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, who are residents of the United States. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, or disability will be considered.
Up to three finalists may be chosen from the applicants to submit a final Request for Proposal. Those finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium after their proposals are submitted if they are not chosen to construct the art. The contracted artist award is up to $45,000. The downtown gateway art will be one of the first things viewed when driers exit I-581 to come into downtown. The City will arrange publicity and PR for the chosen artist. There will be opportunities to meet local artists, city staff, and members of the Roanoke Arts Commission. The artwork will join approximately 150 pieces in the collection of the City of Roanoke and will be featured on the website.
About The City Of Roanoke
Roanoke, VA is a city of just under 100,000 people. It has a lively arts scene which includes an art museum, live opera, adult and children’s theatre, ballet, and symphony. Roanoke is known for its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is near the Appalachian Trail as a center for biking, hiking, and outdoor sports. The downtown is bustling with restaurants, music venues, and a farmers market. It is a very diverse community with a nationally recognized annual diversity celebration, Local Colors.
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