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Desert 23’S (Atacama, Chile) – Call For Artists

Desert 23’S (Atacama, Chile) – Call For Artists

La Wayaka Current announces a call for artists for Desert 23’S.  Open to interdisciplinary artists, musicians, writers, scientists, activists, and others. Join an artist led expedition and residency program. Reconnect with wild and remote natural environments and learn from ecology and indigenous culture. Participants are encouraged to be resourceful and work with local methods, materials, basic tools, and equipment within the community and isolated natural environment.

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Deadline: 20 Jun 2019

Desert 23°S presents a rare opportunity to research and develop new artistic and creative practices in one of the driest environments on our planet. It is within an indigenous community inside a national nature reserve of diverse flora and fauna. This otherworldly region closer resembles the surface of Mars than Earth. It offers optimal conditions for astronomical observations and preserves ancient archaeology beneath the sands. Within the dry landscape lives an unbelievably diverse and rich ecosystem that remains due to the knowledge of indigenous groups who fight to protect the area from exploitative, water-intensive extraction and mining.

Artists will be able to work more independently on their self directed practice alongside the program. Artists come with an open and willing attitude, assist in the responsibilities of the resident community. and are respectful towards the local nature and communities wishes.

Reduced Program Fee from: *£399 a week
Full Program Fee from: *£567 p week

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation: *£17 p day
  • Food / 3 meals and potable water: *£14 p day
  • Artist support, location guides, and creative and technical support: *£18 p day
  • Guided visits to archaeology / meteorite museums and observatory: *£27 p visit (full program only)
  • Local transfer from nearest airport: *£21 each way
  • Program w/ local indigenous collaborators: *£28 p session
  • Research excursions in surrounding area: from *£35 p excursion (full program only)
  • Logistics support: bike rental / laundry / local town transport supplies service (weekly): *£7 p day

*Price with LWC Financial Aid.

Desert 23’S Artist Benefits

Desert 23’S is a fluid, site-responsive program which introduces creatives to the local ecology and culture as well as contemporary socio-political issues and historical contexts of the area, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities both socially and economically through the program’s presence and exchange.

In the fifth year of operation, the program cultivate spaces in remote environments that nourish and encourage space for personal and professional growth. Learn and experiment creatively. Gather and find new inspiration in a remote, vast place far from structural or institutional frameworks and limitations.

Though this program, engage with new ecological and cultural perspectives of our time in a multitude of ways. Promote necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet to others worldwide.

La Wayaka Current is an artist-led initiative responding to an increased loss of connection to the natural world. We have led over 30 expeditions for artists to work remotely in remote natural environments in a nurturing and experimental space. We have hosted intl. exhibitions and talks about this work.

Duration of Residency

Take part in Desert 23’S between 3-6 weeks (enquire for longer or shorter stays) during the following time periods:

  • June 3 – June 24, 2019
  • Aug 30 – Sept 20, 2019
  • Sept 27 – Oct 18, 2019
  • Oct 25 – Nov 15, 2019 (full capacity / waiting list only)

Participants will live together in a shared house in a small Desert Oasis, sheltered from the vast desert, within an Indigenous Community, inside the National Reserve of Flamingos. Rooms will be shared between 2-3 (private rooms may also be available on request prior to arrival). Bedding will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to use the outdoor vast desert environment as their studio and daily interactions with local culture and ecology as their source of learning and inspiration.

About La Wayaka Current

La Wayaka Current is a non-profit artist-led organisation without the means to support artists fully financially. They offer financial aid on all programs and support and guidance when applying for funding from other institutions or crowdfunding. Over 80+ artists have been able to fund their residency and travel with international arts funding through support, many for the first time. La Wayaka Current is happy to talk to artists and guide them on this process. Funds generated from our on the ground expeditions go to sustain the project, the workers involved, and into the remote communities shared with, supporting infrastructure, community, outreach, and conservation of remote places.

For more information, contact contact@lawayakacurrent.com.

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Educational Residency (Wuston-Buchholz, Germany) – Call For Artists

Educational Residency (Wuston-Buchholz, Germany) – Call For Artists

The Field Kitchen Academy is an interdisciplinary educational residency programme that gathers artists/ creative minds, a resident chef, and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions.

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Deadline: 23 Jun 2019

A total of ten residents will be accepted to join the upcoming Field Kitchen Academy in its two modules. Curated by Ece Pazarbaşı under the title of Silence with the Consent of Sound, residents will use the notion of silence in sound as a gateway to opening various sensory experiences. Residents will experiment towards transgressing the well-accustomed idea that silence, as used as a “sound” component in sound art and music, creates an aspect of empowering the work itself by making it stronger. Use of silence can accentuate the other frequencies. At the same time, sound might accentuate the silence further. Silence in sound creates a passage to other senses of the body. With silence, the journey with sound enables quick shifts and glitches from auditory senses to the enhanced senses of sight, touch, smell, and taste.

Composed of two intertwined modules, the educational residency offers ten residents through applications from artists, chefs, and other creative minds to address these issues.

The ten selected residents will have the opportunity of pursuing processes of experimentation, discussion, trial and error, the progression of knowledge, and know-how in working sessions during the first three weeks. The last half week will be the ‘simmering’ period where the residents are expected to do Nothing.

The selection process will be pursued by a jury including Mario Asef, Ursula Block, Cevdet Erek, Brandon Labelle, and Ece Pazarbaşı.

Educational Residency Modules

  • Module #1 (17 – 23 August 2019) Working Session: Nothing Breaking the Losing with Juliana Hodkinson (composer and musician) and Performance: Choreomania by Emma Howes (contemporary dancer)
  • Module #2 (24 August – 11 September 2019) Working Session: cycle.silence.rhythm with Ali M. Demirel (visual artist) and Robert Lippok (musician, composer, visual artist, and set designer); In the Silence with Diligence with Ji Woo and Sun Woo (Zen masters); sssshhhh… with Hans Peter Kuhn (sound and visual artist); The Multi-Sensory Essence of Our Existential Experience with Juhani Pallasmaa (architect) and the simmering session.
  • Chef in Residence: Betul Insel Karahan

Tuition fee

  • 690 Euros – Both Module #1 and Module #2 for the entire period (16 August – 11 September 2019)
  • 540 Euros – For Module #2 (24 August – 11 September 2019)

The participation fee covers a shared room for two people for the entire period, three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) every day cooked according to the concept of each session, and the programme fee for the entire working sessions and participation in the public programme.

Location: Gutshaus Wusten-Buchholz, Perleberg, Germany / 50 mins away from Berlin

About Field Kitchen Academy

Field Kitchen Academy is a mobile project of GROUND e.V., that brings artists and creative minds together with experts around interdisciplinary topics and food. It aims at transcending the existing borders between research and practice, beyond forms and formats with innovative tools, and experiences on holistic knowing and thinking. It aims at stimulating new areas and formats of investigations. Programs support artistic practice and creative thinking in a lab format. The three pillars of the Field Kitchen Academy:

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Each edition of Field Kitchen Academy is uses the residency period as a process for a field research on a particularly selected concept. It chooses to take place in idyllic or characteristically unique urban areas to attain an encapsulated focus of its participants.

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Field Kitchen Academy acts in two dimensions. It is an educational lab for experimentation, discussion, trial and fail, progression of knowledge and creativity where heated and open debates can take place. And it is an educational residency for app. 10 participants and one resident cook. It provides a ‘simmering’ time for its residents, where they will have the opportunity to work and reflect through the knowledge they co-created with the experts.

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At the Field Kitchen Academy, the kitchen table is a symbol for uniting and overcoming the hierarchies of conventional education. It stands out for a table of equity and experience exchange platform. Smarts with street smarts share their wisdom with the residents of the programme.

For more information, contact info.fieldkitchen@gmail.com

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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, offering two or four week residencies to emerging artists. Participants explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Staff work with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes place-based work as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place. It can be a new project or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities, especially rural communities. The program embraces artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

Lanesboro Arts strives to provide artists with a dynamic and compelling array of community assets. They seek out projects where the activation of the people and places of Lanesboro are at the core of the artistic process.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits

Artists are paid $1,000/week. They are provided studio and lodging space. Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs. These expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must be split among the collective. Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.

Community Resources And Assets Available To Residents

  • St. Mane Theatre, a 126-seat Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown
  • Poetry Parking Lot, a large municipal parking lot with haiku hung throughout the space
  • Gateway Park, a public green space adjacent to the Root River and connected to downtown via a 1893 walking bridge
  • Historic downtown storefronts, alleyways, building walls, and open spaces
  • Local farms, farmers, and farmer’s markets
  • The Root River State Bike Trail
  • Community partnerships with local businesses, the Lanesboro Park Board, the Lanesboro Museum, residents, schools, libraries, and community organizations

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program participants do not need to secure community partners or stakeholders when submitting their application. That said, research done beforehand about the Lanesboro community and surrounding area can strengthen a project proposal. The role of Lanesboro Arts staff for selected artist residents is that of translator and facilitator. The staff works with artists to make the needed connections. They help secure the required resources in order to make selected residency program projects a success.

The use of all community resources and assets are subject to approval from property owners and the Lanesboro City Council. Resources will be facilitated with each artist by Lanesboro Arts staff. Lanesboro Arts has a positive, collaborative relationship with these entities. They will work with each resident to find the best venue for all parties.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships. They creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city. They do so by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact adam@lanesboroarts.org.

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Session 2 Residencies – Call For Artists

Session 2 Residencies – Call For Artists

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (KHN), located in Nebraska City, NE announces a call for artists for their Session 2 Residencies. Sixty to seventy juried residencies per year to visual and interdisciplinary artists. KHN accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks.

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Deadline: 1 Mar 2019

A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals. Decisions are based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration.

Session 2 Residencies Artist Benefits

Residents receive $100 stipend per week, private bedroom, bathroom, and studio spaces. Each living space has a fully-stocked kitchen. Residents purchase own food. The grounds and building are immaculately kept. KHN promotes not only upcoming and current residents and their work, but also news about alumni residents’ projects. The residents benefit from unencumbered time and space as there are no project requirements, performance requirement, or required community outreach (all are optional). The staff is dedicated to making sure each resident feels welcomed, at home, and has what they need to work productively in our peaceful setting. KHN holds a monthly Third Thursday Artist Talks (optional) where residents can showcase their work.

About Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Since 2001, KHN has hosted more than 60 working artists each year. Residencies include a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists. Each has found privacy to create along with ample opportunities to interact with fellow artists in a vibrant and friendly community. Located in the rolling bluff country of eastern Nebraska. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is housed in a 1969 Prairie-style building in Nebraska City, NE. KHN offers apartment, studio, and gallery spaces. The triplex of living quarters and studio spaces are all located in the same facility.

For more information, contact info@khncenterforthearts.org.

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Residential Studio Centre – Call For Artists

Residential Studio Centre – Call For Artists

Broken Hill Art Exchange (HBAE) announces a call for artists for their Residential Studio Centre, Broken Hill, Far West New South Wales, Australia. Available to individuals and groups from academic, business and / or artistic fields. Suitable for field trips and environment related activities in situ. The Broken Hill Art Exchange live-in residencies provide accommodation with private studios to all sectors and disciplines including applied arts and crafts and visual, performance, and literary artists.

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2019

Established in 2001, the Broken Hill Art Exchange is a not for profit, artist and volunteer run organisation that operates two residency facilities including Residencies @ The Grand and Residencies @ Duff Street. The residencies are suitable for short and long-term stays. They are situated in the city of Broken Hill Far West New South Wales Australia. The city has a population of approximately 18,000 people and is easily accessible by rail, air, and road. It is renowned for its architecture, clarity of light, astronomy, geology and mineral rainforest, environmental landmarks, social history, heritage, and culture. Situated close to National Parks, the Murray Darling River and nearby Indigenous townships it is the ideal place to explore the region.

Broken Hill was named Australia’s Heritage City because of its significance to the nation in the fields of industrial relations, geology, water and land management, and for the resilience of its population. The people of Broken Hill are passionate about the environment. It is home to many diverse artists and art galleries.

Residential Studio Centres

The Residential Studio Centre @ The Grand are in the cultural hub of the city surrounded by art galleries, museums, libraries, and cafes. Residents have a choice of living quarters and studios to suit their needs. Every resident has an assigned private work / study / studio area (3 x 6 metres). Utilize the kitchen and lounge, courtyard, conference rooms, art gallery, exhibition spaces, and onsite information office.

The Residential Studio Centre @ Duff Street occupy a converted 1950’s shopping centre adjoining a leafy recreational park in the southern district of the city. Each residency is self-contained with kitchenette and private amenities. The studio workspaces are approximately 6 – 9m x 10m with large light filled windows. From here, it is a few minutes’ walk to Broken Hill’s famous Regeneration Bush Reserves and the quaint shopping district of Patton Village.

Stay a little or stay a while. Subsidized residencies from $190 to $265 per week.

Residential Studio Centre Artist Benefits

Proudly supported by the major art infrastructure builders of the region, including West Darling Arts and Screen Broken Hill, the Broken Hill Art Exchange Residential Studio Centre provides the perfect entry point to experience the Far West region of New South Wales Australia. The residency offers subsidize accommodation and studios to suit your budget. At the residency, have uninterrupted studio time to immerse yourself in your practice and the environment. Broken Hill Art Exchange will assist you in networking, exhibitions, or running workshops and community engagement projects. Each year, BHAE runs a Desert Equinox Program. Residents are published in the Art Almanac produced for the event. As a resident, the facilities available include a gallery, exhibition spaces, the heritage courtyard, conference rooms, guest kitchen and lounge, and additional work spaces as required.

About Broken Hill Art Exchange

The residents of this famous mining town are passionate about the environment. Artists love the space, the big skies, clarity of light and the landscape. It is the most accessible inland arid zone desert region of Australia. There is a population of approximately 18,000 people living in Broken Hill and 26,000 across the region. It is entirely volunteer run and been operating for close to 19 years. The people are friendly, knowledgeable, and environmentally conscious. The area has one of the largest uptakes of solar and wind energy in Australia, servicing the capital cities.

Broken Hill was the birthplace of the global mining giant BHP. As such and in response to environmental sustainability, some of Australia’s first environmental conservation projects initiated from this city. It is Australia’s Heritage City renowned for social and political change, its geology and mineral rainforest. The residency program attracts and supports many leading international artists to live and work in the region. BHAE is innovative, resourceful, resilient, and ready to assist individuals and groups to achieve their endeavors.

For more information, contact info@brokenhillartexchange.org.au.

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Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies – Call For Artists

Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies – Call For Artists

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies, time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming. The camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

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Deadline: 1 Mar 2019

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for three week artist Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies. Programs include lodging, meals, working facilities, and incredible natural beauty. Residents structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless. Artists have time and space to professionally develop their work in a relaxing and inspiring setting.

Summer / Fall 2019 Residencies artists are given private sleeping units each with their own bathroom. Meals include a self-prepared breakfast with essential groceries provided. Lunch and dinner are prepared and delivered by a chef each afternoon and evening. Artists enjoy spacious studios complete with essentials such as tables, an easel, sink, brooms, and other basic amenities. In addition, artists are encouraged to enjoy 30,000 acres of natural open space during this “no expectations” residency.

About Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for artists on a historic working ranch in Wyoming. Imbued with the spirit of the American West, the ranch sits at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges just outside the town of Saratoga. From countless miles of trails to hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, the unique destination offers endless ways to enjoy this spectacular country. A diversity of wildlife call the ranch home including antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, and marmots.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts History

Over the years, Brush Creek Ranch has served as a home to numerous families, cattle, and horse herds. It offers a one-of-a-kind gathering place for guests from around the world. The story of Brush Creek Ranch dates back to 1884 when the Sterrett brothers settled the land. They built the original homestead with logs cut, skid, and hauled from the adjoining National Forest. In 2008, the ranch was purchased by Bruce White, Chairman and CEO of White Lodging, one of the most respected names in the hotel industry. Brush Creek Ranch is the culmination of the White family’s extensive hospitality experience, continuous dedication to philanthropy, and unabashed passion for the sustainability of authentic Western heritage. Their vision unfolds as a refined getaway that strikes a perfect balance between active outdoor recreation, shared experiences, economic sustainability, and preservation of the western way of life.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts came into being in 2011 to create incomparable residencies for artists in a variety of genres. The artist camp features eight working studios in historic, restored ranch buildings. There are eight individual residences with private bath, closet, and separate work space. Kitchen, library, family room, and laundry facility are shared. All meals are provided, which includes a self-prepared breakfast, bagged lunches, and family-style dinners.

For more information, contact lauren.creagan@brushcreekranch.com.

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Summer Artist Residency Program 2019 – Call For Artists

Summer Artist Residency Program 2019 – Call For Artists

The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) announces a call for artists for their Summer Artist Residency Program 2019, taking place in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers, and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices and take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. ACRE’s 14-day residencies host 25-30 residents at a time. Additionally, visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, and workshops.

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Deadline: 10 Mar 2019

Artists accepted into the Summer Artist Residency Program 2019 will attend one of three two-week sessions in Steuben, Wisconsin. Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the residency facilities include expansive communal work-spaces, a screen-printing studio, an outdoor wood shop, fibers studio, ceramics studio, an art and tech facility, and a sound studio. Shared accommodations are furnished with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and porches. All meals are provided and prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area.

Over the subsequent year, ACRE endeavors to provide further opportunities for exposure, community building, and professional development to its alumni. ACRE works with a board of Curatorial Fellows to produce exhibitions at their Chicago gallery, ACRE Projects. They partner with independent galleries and curatorial projects around Chicago to provide connections, resources, public programming, performance, and exhibition opportunities to alumni following the residency program. All alumni are given web space on ACRE’s digital flatfile, which is used for consideration for participation in exhibitions and other opportunities. These efforts complement other activities and programming designed to create the conditions for a thriving and enduring arts network.

About Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions

Founded in 2010, ACRE is a non-profit organization based in Chicago. It is designed to support emerging artists develop, discuss, and present their artistic practices.

As a community-coordinated effort to provide emerging artists with an accessible, equitable, and interdisciplinary residency and exhibitions program, ACRE has welcomed over 1,000 visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performance artists, writers, curators, scientists, and chefs to its Wisconsin and Illinois communities.

ACRE aims to be a leader at advancing new means of support for emerging artists at critical junctures in their careers. ACRE eschews focus on traditional institutional success, instead prioritizing the unique, individually-defined paths of artists.

For more information, contact application@acreresidency.org.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2019.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Mar 2019

There is an entry fee of AUD$50 that must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support these Awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2019 Artist Benefits

The two winning artists will each receive:

  • Four (4) free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,500 spending money
  • Up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners
  • An opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains, and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks
  • Research assistance relevant to their projects
  • At the end of their residencies, present their work at BigCi Open Day

About BigCi

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

Because of the location on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains and the knowledge base of our team, many resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact yuri@bigci.org.

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AIR Studio Paducah 2019 – Call For Artists

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 – Call For Artists

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 is an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky and six blocks from the Ohio River. AIR Studio Paducah welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 Artist Benefits

The AIR Studio Paducah 2019 residency affords time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas, and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. AIR Studio Paducah features a storefront gallery/multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.

About AIR Studio Paducah

AIR Studio Paducah is in its 14th year as an artist residency program. It is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives have passed through the AIR doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.

Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also their interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program would heighten the arts district’s visibility.

For most of its existence, AIR residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers and improvisational choreographers. Geographically, AIR residents hail from all over the U.S. east, west, north, south and Canada.

“The perks of a residency at AIR Studio include time to focus on getting work done and the chance to work in the close-knit atmosphere of the community, which is generally supportive of artists… the studio space is a large open space which accommodates work in a variety of disciplines.”

For more information, contact airstudiopaducah@gmail.com.

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Greek Island Residency – Call For Artists

Greek Island Residency – Call For Artists

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) located on the Greek Island of Skopelos is offering artist residencies for 2019. Greek Island Residency studios are equipped for painters, printmakers, ceramicists, digital photographers, and videographers. Residencies are from two to four weeks from April-October. Perched high above the Aegean Sea, find a welcome respite from the hurly-burly world. Feel freedom to work in one of the best equipped studios in Europe. Experience the food, history, landscape, music, and the welcoming people of the island.

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Deadline: Ongoing

A Greek Island Residency has much to offer all ages and needs. A younger artist may need to boost their resume. Another may be working on a deadline for a project and require the time to work alone and concentrate on their project. Others may need time away from their culture and environment to find a different form of inspiration. Some bring friends or families so they may spend their free time in other pursuits. Others enjoy the exchanges that occur with artists working in the studio in different mediums or sometimes the same medium.

The journey to the island on the hydrofoil or ferry presents all residents with a 2-1/2 hour experience that is relaxing to the spirit and visually exciting as one leaves the shore and first arrives at the Port of Skiathos. It then continues for another hour to the Port of Skopelos. The quaint villages with red tile and slate roofs dot the mountains. The lush pine forests of Skopelos are in view. The coves and beaches tucked away from full view stir the imagination and call for exploration. The Skopelos staff will greet residents at the port and make sure their needs are provided as they make their way the short distance to their lodgings and the studio. The staff at Skopelos wishes the residents to find freedom to explore, experiment, and expand their artistic expressions.

Greek Island Residency Artist Benefits

A workshop is offered in painting, drawing, printmaking, and book arts on July 8-20, 2019. It is designed for all levels. The workshop begins in the historic Plaka district in Athens then continues to Skopelos Island. The instructors, Beth Curren, Carolee Jakes, and Cindy Tidler, are accomplished artists from the Washington, DC area. They have been resident artists at The Skopelos Foundation in past years. Their expertise in travel to Greece will assure participants a great creative experience.

About The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

SkopArt’s location on a Greek Island midway between Athens and Thessaloniki in the Aegean Sea is called the green island because of the lush pine forests that meet the sea and natural springs that they say come from Mount Olympus. In spring, the pastures are awash with a varied palette of wildflowers. Goats and sheep graze on the mountains. Valleys are dotted with grapes and olive trees. Winter can be harsh with fierce winds. Some years, snow is heavy and welcome rains that replenish the water supply.

People have inhabited the island from around 2800-2000 B.C. On the area of Sendouka are found what look to be chiselled graves from what is said to be neolithic times but this is argued. Myths flourish from those times and continue today with all sorts of ways to do things especially to keep the evil eye away. Through the ages pirates, Romans, and Venetians often plundered the island until Turkish rule, though there was never a Turkish settlement on the island. Roman and Venetian ruins can still be found. In the 1960s, the state supported the development of the neighboring island of Skiathos, but it was left alone. In the 1980s, the town came under an order of preservation which has kept the village unchanged and is of extraordinary beauty.

For more information, contact info@skopart.org.

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