Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2018.
Deadline: 1 Jun 2018
The two winning artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition, up to AUD$2,000 flight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.
About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. BigCi is flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in working with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, and keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations. Situated on the edge of the Unesco-listed Wollemi National Park, part of Greater Blue Mountains, BigCi is near Sydney, Australia.
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High Concept Labs (HCL) announces a call for artists for their Sponsored Artist Program Fall 2018, designed to promote the growth of artists and their work through the donation of customizable, no-cost support service. Projects are chosen twice a year and last for a period of four months. The Fall 2018 season runs from August 1st through November 30th, 2018.
Deadline: 13 May 2018
New in 2018, High Concept Labs’ Summer and Winter Intensives provide artists with a dedicated studio space to develop their projects. Through the intensive, artists have the opportunity to create durational, long-term performances, installations, and exhibitions.
Sponsored Artist Program Fall 2018 support services include:
- Rehearsal, workshop, and performance space (8-10 hours per week on average
- 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 that require services to support the long-term development of a body of work and are not geared toward a public showing. Projects are geared toward a workshop-showing 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. HCL acts as a producing partner to present a formal exhibition or performance for the public.
About High Concept Labs
Since its foundation in 2009, High Concept Labs has been providing Chicago artists with flexible, affordable space in which to develop projects and new works. HCL began by sharing space, a warehouse located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, that artists could use to develop their projects. Over the course of its first year, HCL evolved into a full-fledged arts service organization, assisting artists with administration, publicity, and production. From inception, HCL’s goal was simple: to grow art.
In 2010, HCL created the Sponsored Artist Program, a four-month residency program available to selected artists from a range of artistic disciplines, designed to provide customizable support services. The program serves as HCL’s artistic foundation. Program 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 program receive access to a 2,000 square foot studio space; artistic, marketing, and event support; equipment access; and documentation services (photography and video) at no cost.
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Trestle Art Space (TAS) is accepting applications ($10 fee) for the Trestle Artist Residency, housing not provided.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2018
Residency Dates: July 1 – December 31, 2018
The Trestle Artist Residency is a professional development program which aims to provide space, community, and exhibition opportunities for emerging artists. These goals are achieved through six to twelve month residencies. This residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as an Trestle Art Space Member.
The Trestle Artist Residency residency is ideal for artists:
- Developing a new body of work
- Entering or re-entering the art world
- Who have graduated with a BFA or MFA within the past two years
The Trestle Artist Residency (open or private studio) comes with 24/7 access to discounted studio space, and includes monthly advisor meetings with one of three advisors: Christina Kelly, Jason Stopa, or Adrienne Tarver. Each of the twelve meetings include formal critiques, studio visits with NYC curators and art world professionals, and opportunities to exhibit resident artwork curated by prominent guest curators.
Residents receive a 10% discount on the TAS Membership. Residents are given the opportunity to exhibit their work at Trestle. By participating in this program, artists take advantage of networking and community building opportunities in addition to having access to low-cost studio space. Residents give back to the community. They peek into the administrative end of the art world by volunteering in the gallery or studio for three hours per month.
About Trestle Art Space
Trestle Art Space is a 501c3 non-profit contemporary art space. It is located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and was established in 2012 in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Their mission is to foster creativity and community by offering exhibition, education, and networking opportunities for contemporary artists and curators. They provide a place for creative people to focus on the development of their art and career. The mission is carried out through four core programs: contemporary exhibitions, professional development, community classes, and residencies.
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Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts announces a call for artists for their Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies, offering 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 next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges, on a historic working ranch.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2018
Brush Creek Arts Foundation Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies enable artists to professionally develop their work in a relaxing, remote and inspiring setting. Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians, and composers are encouraged to apply for a three week artist residency program.
Summer / Fall 2018 Residencies Artist Benefits
Selected applicants will be awarded a three week residency complete with lodging, meals, and studio space at Brush Creek Ranch outside of Saratoga, WY. Residents are at liberty to 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 at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. The artist’s camp features eight working studios in historic, restored ranch buildings and eight individual residences with private bath, closet, and separate workspace. 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.
About Brush Creek Foundation For The Arts
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers residencies for artists on a historic working ranch in Wyoming. From countless miles of trails to hike, bike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski, this unique destination offers endless ways to enjoy the spectacular country. A diversity of wildlife call the ranch home including antelope, deer, elk, moose, fox, badger, and marmots.
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 and 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.
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The Textile Arts Center (TAC) announces a call for artists for their Artists In Residence Cycle 10. Over the course of nine months, eight artists and designers delve into a full curriculum underscored by continuous critical dialogue. Ongoing conversations allow artists to foster greater consciousness within their practices and center their work.
Deadline: 19 Mar 2018
Residents study weaving, knitting, and surface design, along with textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development. Through balanced examination of historical and topical practices, residents develop contemporary works with a solid appreciation for common artistic heritage. Structured weekly seminars are moderated by some of today’s leading business and textile innovators. At AIR, students are able to advance and elevate their work, actively pursue their career ambitions, and share their knowledge outside of the studio walls.
Artists In Residence Cycle 10 structured weekly seminars focus on craft theory, technique, exposition, the history and conservation of textiles, and professional development. Each are designed to cultivate artistic rigor and elucidate practice. Three (3) months are spent in technical workshops exploring weaving, printing and dyeing methods, needle arts, sculpture, drawing, and more; followed by three (3) months of textile history and craft theory; concluding with three (3) months of professional development. Classes are taught by TAC staff as well as visiting instructors and professionals.
Group salon-style critiques with special guests from galleries, museums, the textile and design industries, and other working artists. A sampling of guest instructors and critics include: Sarah Scaturro (The Costume Institute), Gina Gregorio (PRATT, RISD), Pascale Gueracague (Lululemon), Grace Bonney (Design Sponge), Tara St. James (Study NY, BFDA), Sabrina Gschwandtner, Rebecca Kelly (FIT), Sarah Byrd (FIT, NYU), Annie Coggan (AIR Alumni, PRATT, SVA), Carin Kuoni (Vera List Center), Alexa Winton (Parsons), Marci McDade (Surface Design Journal), Liz Collins, Elana Herzog, Elissa Auther (MAD) Erin M Riley, Pascale Gatzen (ArtEZ), Natalia Nakazawa (EFA), Carolyn Sycles (Abrons Arts Center), and Samantha Bittman.
Artists In Residence Cycle 10 Artist Benefits
- Group exhibition, including artist talk.
- Association with a quickly growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world
- Exposure through TAC marketing and programming to include blog entries and posts featuring artists, link on TAC website to personal work and individual bios, catalogue for group show, and networking
- Teaching and development opportunities with TAC programming for adults, teens and children
- $600 worth of free classes at Textile Arts Center followed by 30% off all additional classes taken
- Relationship with a mentor
About Textile Arts Center
Textile Arts Center aspires to unite and empower the textile community and advocate for the handmade. It is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC aspires to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven. They are common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.
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The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) announces a call for artists for their Summer Artist Residency Program which takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin.
Deadline: 4 Mar 2018
Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers, and curators, the program provides the opportunity to expand upon 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.
Summer Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits
Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the residency facilities include expansive communal work-spaces, a screen-printing studio, wood shop, ceramics studio, fibers studio, an art and tech facility, and a sound studio. Shared accommodations are furnished with bathrooms, kitchenettes, and decks. All meals are provided and are prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area.
Each resident is offered an exhibition opportunity at ACRE’s 1000 square foot gallery or one of a number of alternative exhibition spaces ACRE has partnered with in Chicago. Residents are given access to an online flat file, where they can develop customizable pages to present their work. These efforts complement other activities and programming designed to create the conditions for a thriving and enduring arts network.
Scholarships are available.
About Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions
Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) is an artist-run non-profit based in Chicago. They are devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices. They provide forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.
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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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