North Street Collective Resident Artist Program 2017 - Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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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Resident Artist Program 2017 - Call For Artists

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