Windgate ITE International Residency - Call For Artists

Windgate ITE International Residency – Call For Artists

The Windgate ITE International Residency, organized by The Center for Art in Wood, is currently seeking artists for an 8-week, intensive program during which the resident fellows live and work together at the University of the Arts, in downtown Philadelphia.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Dec 2016

The Center selects from an international pool of applicants one photojournalist, one scholar, five artists, and one student artist who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. ITE is designed as a collegial experience and encourages an open exchange of creative and technical innovations. Residents are able to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is explorative and experimental. The residency runs from the first week of June through the first week of August 2017 and includes several public programs; field trips to artists, collectors, and museums in the region; and culminates in a multidisciplinary exhibition with photos and essays documenting the residency experience. The Center is accepting applications from scholars and student artists for 2017, and in all categories for 2018 and 2019.

Windgate ITE International Residency descriptions:

  • Artists – must work either solely in wood or wood in combination with other materials utilizing multiple techniques and demonstrate artistic innovation, technical know-how, and professional experience.
  • Student artist – is open to current BFA, MFA, undergraduate, or graduate candidates, or applicants one year out from an undergraduate or graduate program, or equivalent formal education.
  • Photojournalist – documents the residents’ experience using the medium of their choice and is free to pursue artistic as well as documentary projects.
  • Scholar/educator – joins the group for one week mid-residency to explore personal research, engage in open discussions; and conduct interviews with the residents about their backgrounds and experimentation during the residency. The intention for this exchange is to stimulate scholarly dialog among the residents and to provide the basis for a written reflection.

Resident fellows receive a $400 weekly stipend; reimbursed roundtrip transportation to Philadelphia; housing at University of the Arts; group use of a mini-van to obtain wood and supplies; and field trips in the mid-Atlantic region to contemporary wood artists, collectors, and craft museums. The Center also offers a modest allowance for special materials and tools. Alumni fellows have particularly valued the opportunity to collaborate and learn new techniques from each other. The exhibition, allTURNatives: Form + Spirit, is a significant showcase for their artwork before and during the program.

Windgate ITE International Residency

About the Center for Art in Wood

The Center for Art in Wood organizes changing exhibitions of contemporary wood art on site and in traveling exhibitions. Since its inception in 1995 the Windgate ITE International Residency has involved over 140 residents from 17 countries. The permanent collection contains 1,100 pieces of artwork from around the world, ranging from functional, every-day objects to contemporary sculptures. The research library consists of over 25,000 books, images, and artists’ files which help preserve the history of wood turning and woodworking and their evolution as a contemporary art form. Over the last two years, the Center mounted 15 exhibitions, published catalogs and books, and offered numerous special exhibition-related events.

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