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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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 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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Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco (Genova), The Bogliasco Foundation’s Study Center provides one-month residency fellowships to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the arts and humanities.
Deadline: 15 Jan 2018
The Foundation only accepts online applications. To be eligible for the award of a residency fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.
Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowships Artist Benefits
During their month long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio. All meals are shared and every evening Fellows come together for a formal dinner featuring typical cuisine from the Liguria region. For Bogliasco Fellows, the time and space to create in complete freedom, combined with the stimulating company of diverse colleagues in this intimate setting, results in an intellectual and creative exchange that is particularly potent and long lasting. A spirited discussion around the dinner table often generates fresh inspiration and unexpected directions.
About The Bogliasco Foundation
The mission of the Bogliasco Foundation is to support the humanities by offering highly qualified artists and scholars an inspiring haven in which to create new work and a vibrant, international community. Artists exchange ideas, expand boundaries, and form lasting collaborations. Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted artists and scholars without regard to nationality, age, race, gender, or religion.
The Foundation maintains a democratic application system that is open to individuals who are working on significant projects in the humanities. A rotating, international selection committee evaluates applicants in each discipline. Groups are composed of eight to ten fellows to maximize diversity and create a stimulating atmosphere of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange.
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Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) announces a call for artists for KIRA 2018, which awards up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2017
Residence dates: One month residency periods in June, July, and August 2018
Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including, but not limited to, the visual arts, music/composition, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude may apply. Artists from New Brunswick are encouraged to apply.
KIRA 2018 Artist Benefits
- One month of free studio space in a freestanding 300-square foot studio equip with Wi-Fi
- Awarded stipend of $1,500 per month
- Private bedroom/bathroom in a well-maintained historic property located steps away from the studio
- Two meals a day
- Audience engagement opportunities
- Access to Kingsbrae Garden public events
- Scheduled access to nontoxic printmaking equipment (portable proofing press suitable for linoblock, woodcut, and letter set printing, range of typeset), ceramics equipment (pottery kick-wheels, medium sized kiln, outdoor gas fired kiln), woodshop (chop saws, table saws, planer, clamps), and mechanical shop with a range of basic hand tools and resources
- Artists will be responsible for covering costs associated with the purchase of materials, shipment of artwork/supplies, travel costs, and other living expenses including supplemental food
- Artists will participate in Open Studios for the public each Saturday from 10am-1pm
- An end of residency art exhibit of the body of work completed during the residency month will take place in the final week of each residence
About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts
KIRA is the only residency of it type in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Artists reside in a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. Each has a private studio, furnished and equipped with basic tools and located on the property. Artists engage with the community and partner with Kingsbrae Garden which is located steps away from the residence and studio. Artists have a one month residence which includes two meals a day. Living together with another four artists sharing meals and the ability to share thoughts and present their work with other like minded individuals.
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High Concept Labs (HCL) announces a call for artists for the Spring 2018 Sponsored Artist Program The season runs from February 1st through May 31st, 2018.
Deadline: 15 Nov 2017
The Spring 2018 Sponsored Artist Program is designed to promote the growth of artists and their work through the donation of customizable, no-cost support services including:
- Rehearsal, workshop, and performance space
- Administrative and production assistance
- Communications and design support
- Audience development and media outreach
- Artistic consultation
- Photo and video documentation
- Strategic networking for partnerships, funding, and creative collaborators
- Teaching and workshop opportunities
- Participation in HCL Artist Critique sessions
- Field-based or cross-disciplinary mentorship
Projects are chosen twice a year and last for a period of four months. Each season is curated to represent artists from a range of artistic disciplines. HCL sponsors three paths of development based on different intentions for the end-result of the project.
- Incubation – projects that require services to support the long-term development of a body of work and are not geared toward a public showing.
- Workshop – projects that are geared toward a workshop-showing of work after a period of incubation. The purpose of the showing is to gauge the development of the work and see how it changes in the presence of an invited audience.
- Exhibition/Performance – HCL acts as a producing partner to present a formal exhibition or performance for the public (may or may not include a period of incubation and/or workshop).
Successful applicants to the Spring 2018 Sponsored Artist Program are artists or collectives with a history of successful work (need not be in same discipline as application project) with clear goals for their residency. HCL does not accept artists currently enrolled in any form of degree program. Accepted artists are chosen to represent an array of artistic practices by members of HCL’s staff and Artistic Advisory Council.
Spring 2018 Sponsored Artist Program Benefits
High Concept Labs has two main programs for working artists: the Sponsored Artist Program (a four-month residency) and an Institutional Incubation Program (a year-long residency). The goal of both programs is simple: to facilitate dialogue between HCL’s artists, audience, and staff through a diverse range of programs each season. Programs include Artist Talks, Works-in-Progress Showings, Workshops, Performances, and Critique Sessions. Through conversation, artists have the opportunity to solicit feedback from participants and audience members. This provides them with valuable insight as a work progresses. Audience members are able to see works in progress and engage with the artists while an artistic work is still in its nascent phase.
About High Concept Labs
High Concept Labs (HCL) supports artists and facilitates dialogue between artists, audiences, and staff. This increases access and transparency to the artistic process and fosters transformational experiences in an environment of experimentation and discovery.
Since its foundation in 2009, HCL has been providing Chicago artists with flexible, affordable space in which to develop projects and new works. Over the course of its first year, HCL evolved into a full-fledged arts service organization. It assists artists with administration, publicity, and production. From inception, HCL’s goal was simple: to grow art.
In 2010, HCL created the Sponsored Artist Program (“SAP”), a four-month residency program available to selected artists from a range of artistic disciplines, designed to provide customizable support services. The SAP serves as HCL’s artistic foundation. SAP applicants submit a project or proposal which they would like to develop during their residency. Vetted by HCL’s Artistic Advisory Council, artists accepted into the SAP receive access to a 2,000 square foot studio space, marketing support, event support, equipment access, artistic support, and documentation services (photography and video) at no cost.
Additionally, HCL hosts two major events each season: an Open House and a Send-Off. The Open House takes place halfway through each season. Historically, these events have brought in 200-300 attendees and feature installations and performances by past and current Sponsored Artists. The Send-Off takes place near the end of each season. It is the last opportunity for the Sponsored Artists to showcase their art in a more intimate environment.
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The MacDowell Colony announces a call for artists for their Artist Residencies Winter Spring 2018. Residencies provide time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent.
Deadline: 15 Sept 2017
A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for the Artist Residencies Winter Spring 2018; however, artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses. In order to open the residency experience to a wider, more diverse community of artists, MacDowell offers two financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a residency. Through the generosity of several foundations and individuals, need-based stipends are available to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford the time away that a residency requires. Additionally, travel reimbursement grants are available to defray the cost of travel to and from New Hampshire. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.
Artists will benefit from the freedom to create in an inspiring and rural environment away from daily distractions. There is no requirement for our artists to complete a specific work while in residence. Each artists receives their own private studio space in which to pursue their creative projects. Artists have access to a state of the art library 24 hours a day throughout the duration of their stay. Additionally, every participant engages with a diverse community of artists in a variety of disciplines for daily meals and through nightly social activities such readings, films, and presentations of one another’s work.
About The MacDowell Colony
The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony. The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. The Colony believes that art makes the world a better place. They also believe that to create inspiring art, artists need a place that inspires them. The MacDowell Colony creates a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so that artists can do the work of inspiring us to take a fresh look at the way we connect to the world and to each other.
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Artscape Gibraltar Point (AGP) announces a call for artists for Luminous Bodies 2017, a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body.
Deadline: 15 Aug 2017
The residency’s objective is to challenge normativity and otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Resident artist talks, gallery tours, visual and textual references, guest artist talks, and regular critiques (individual with Facilitator and group critiques) help uncover how our bodies are culturally and aesthetically constructed, displayed, and controlled.
The essence of Luminous Bodies 2017 is about bringing to light heterogeneous bodies. It welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical innovation and self-discovery. People with disabilities, people of colour, and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.
Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that reinvent the body through media of their choice. Media may include photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance, installation, sound art, and media art. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency. If preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion.
Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on art creation. There is a rich potential for the creation of corporeal artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional). Natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens are filled with flowers, fruit, and vegetables. On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds. Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. AGP is a barrier free and inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is a fifteen minute ferry ride away.
Luminous Bodies 2017 Artist Benefits
Artists will benefit through secluded and intensive focused studio time. Professional and peer-based instruction and critique in a unique and supportive environment is offered. Further, the communal living style of Artscape Gibraltar Point offers artists an opportunity to interact closely and on a personal level with their peers and fellow residency participants.
As well, the residency’s setting affords residents the chance to experience life in one of North America’s most unique communities, the Toronto Islands. The community has a unique history of social activism, creativity, and a generosity of spirit. Off island, artists can experience the vibrant arts and cultural scene of the city of Toronto. Toronto is one of North America’s largest cities, located only fifteen minutes away by ferry.
About Artscape Gibraltar Point
Artscape Gibraltar Point offers 35,000 square feet of affordable retreat space, artist studios, and accommodations for artists and creative thinkers. It is located in the former Toronto Island Public and Natural Science School. The tranquil, idyllic setting is world-renowned as a centre for members of the artistic and non-profit communities to think, experiment, collaborate, and share ideas.
More than 800 artists have experimented and created art through self-directed artist retreats and thematic residencies hosted in the overnight accommodations. In addition to visiting artists, fifteen long-term artists work studios provide space for a range of painters, sculptors, musicians, theatre companies, and a recording studio. All of whom contribute to the unique and collaborative atmosphere at Artscape Gibraltar Point.
Over 600 charitable and not-for-profit groups have used the centre’s conference facilities to host staff retreats, training sessions, and strategic planning. Artscape Gibraltar Point also plays host to private events, managed by our Artscape Event Services team. As well, a number of unique partnerships have brought arts and music festivals to the centre’s grounds. These include Camp Wavelength, the New Traditions Festival, and the JanSport Bonfire Sessions.
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