[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] A.I.R. Studio Paducah, an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River, announces an ongoing call for artists. A.I.R. Studio welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working 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.
For most of its existence, A.I.R. Studio Paducah 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. The program is currently attracting and enjoying an influx of writers to the program. Geographically, A.I.R. residents hail from all over the United States and Canada.
The residency affords the artist 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. A.I.R. features a storefront multi-purpose display space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.
A.I.R. Studio Paducah conducts a competitive selection process. Applications are peer-reviewed on a basis of the quality of past work and the applicant’s potential to have a productive residency. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Collaborative pairs and couples are welcome.
About A.I.R. Studio Paducah
A.I.R. Studio Paducah, now in its 18th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder and artist Alonzo Davis.
Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired however by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided instead to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also interact with a changing influx of creatives from outside which lends an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program heightens arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.
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