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Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 – Call For Artists

Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 – Call For Artists

The National Parks Arts Foundation announces a call for artists for the Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020, an all media artist residency at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Call open to any level artist working in any medium including writers, poets, filmmakers, video artists, new media, screenwriters, sculpture and 3D artists, and visual artists. Outdoor site specific installations are generally not accepted due to the delicate setting and may require special permissions and permitting for the National Park Service.

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Deadline: 29 Nov 2019

The Chaco Culture National Historic Park  October residency is one of two residencies offered to artists at the park in 2020. The residency is inside the park, in National Park Service housing, and there is no studio. Artists will work plein air or in their lodging. This is a very isolated location.

Located in the four corners area of New Mexico and founded as an Antiquities Monument in 1907, Chaco Culture National Historical Park was operated for most of the 20th century as an anthropological storehouse of knowledge and evidence of the Chacoan Culture. This beautiful and isolated complex preserves the historical traces of the sacred ancestral culture to many of the existing pueblos of the Southwest. The park is a Dark Skies certified location, an ideal place for astronomy and astrophotography. The Monument expanded to its present boundaries and park designation in 1980.

The park is located in the open plains of Northwestern New Mexico, sharing borders with the Navajo Nation and BLM land.  It is approximately one and a half hours from the closest city, Farmington, and two hours and forty minutes from Albuquerque. A vehicle is definitely required for this residency. (Lyft or Uber are never practical workarounds in the beautiful, isolated open spaces of this corner of New Mexico.)

Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive a $1000 stipend and one month housing at NPS Housing in the National Park. This is a rare privilege usually available only to occasional visitors and anthropologists. The residency includes at least one public event at the park which allows the artists to engage with park visitors and discuss their work. Selected artists are eligible to donate a single artwork through NPAF that will (by mutual agreement) be a part of the NPS’s historic art collection. The National Parks Arts Foundation’s residencies were recently named one of 7 Artist Residency Programs ‘with career launching power.’ NPAF and this park were recently the subject of a Hyperallergic Feature about the usefulness of art in the National Parks as a way to counter rampant oil and gas development strategies.

About National Parks Arts Foundation

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. They have programs running currently at 10 national parks and monuments around the USA. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. They have received coverage in Hyperallergic, Stars and Stripes (for US Veteran Artists residencies) various newspapers around the country, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

For more information, contact info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: September 2020 – Call For Artists

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: September 2020 – Call For Artists

The National Parks Arts Foundation announces a call for artists for the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: September 2020, an all media artist residency at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Call open to any level artist working in any medium including writers, poets, filmmakers, video artists, new media, screenwriters, sculpture and 3D artists, and visual artists. Outdoor site specific installations are generally not accepted due to the delicate setting and may require special permissions and permitting for the National Park Service.

Click Here For The Application / Registration

Deadline: 16 Nov 2019

The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) summer residency is one of three residencies offered to artists at the park in the summer of 2020. The residency is just outside the park. It is very close to the Kahuku Unit of HAVO and about 45 minutes by car to the park headquarters and / or the summit of the volcanoes. The house is large, near the famous beaches of green sand, and can accommodate a family, art collective, or musicians group. There is a studio and a demo booth (for musicians and podcasters) at the house.

Located on the Big Island, Hawai’i, USA, HAVO is one of the jewels of the U.S. Park System. It is home to Mauna Kea and Kīlauea Volcanoes, some of the most sacred places in the Hawaiian Islands, and many unique and precious flora and fauna. A vehicle is required for this residency. (Lyft or Uber are not practical workarounds on the Island.)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: September 2020 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive a $2000 stipend and one month housing at a multi-bedroom house which includes an artist studio and a demo booth for musicians / sound artists / podcasters. The residency includes at least one public event at the park which allows the artists to engage with park visitors and discuss their work. Selected artists are eligible to donate a single artwork through NPAF that will (by mutual agreement) be a part of the NPS’s historic art collection. The National Parks Arts Foundation’s residencies were recently named one of 7 Artist Residency Programs ‘with career launching power.’ NPAF was recently the subject of a Hyperallergic Feature about the usefulness of art in the National Parks as a way to counter rampant oil and gas development strategies.

About National Parks Arts Foundation

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. They have programs running currently at 10 national parks and monuments around the USA. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. They have received coverage in Hyperallergic, Stars and Stripes (for US Veteran Artists residencies) various newspapers around the country, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

For more information, contact info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: August 2020 – Call For Artists

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: August 2020 – Call For Artists

The National Parks Arts Foundation announces a call for artists for the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: August 2020, an all media artist residency at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Call open to any level artist working in any medium including writers, poets, filmmakers, video artists, new media, screenwriters, sculpture and 3D artists, and visual artists. Outdoor site specific installations are generally not accepted due to the delicate setting and may require special permissions and permitting for the National Park Service.

Click Here For The Application / Registration

Deadline: 16 Nov 2019

The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) summer residency is one of three residencies offered to artists at the park in the summer of 2020. The residency is just outside the park. It is very close to the Kahuku Unit of HAVO and about 45 minutes by car to the park headquarters and / or the summit of the volcanoes. The house is large, near the famous beaches of green sand, and can accommodate a family, art collective, or musicians group. There is a studio and a demo booth (for musicians and podcasters) at the house.

Located on the Big Island, Hawai’i, USA, HAVO is one of the jewels of the U.S. Park System. It is home to Mauna Kea and Kīlauea Volcanoes, some of the most sacred places in the Hawaiian Islands, and many unique and precious flora and fauna. A vehicle is required for this residency. (Lyft or Uber are not practical workarounds on the Island.)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: August 2020 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive a $2000 stipend and one month housing at a multi-bedroom house which includes an artist studio and a demo booth for musicians / sound artists / podcasters. The residency includes at least one public event at the park which allows the artists to engage with park visitors and discuss their work. Selected artists are eligible to donate a single artwork through NPAF that will (by mutual agreement) be a part of the NPS’s historic art collection. The National Parks Arts Foundation’s residencies were recently named one of 7 Artist Residency Programs ‘with career launching power.’ NPAF was recently the subject of a Hyperallergic Feature about the usefulness of art in the National Parks as a way to counter rampant oil and gas development strategies.

About National Parks Arts Foundation

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. They have programs running currently at 10 national parks and monuments around the USA. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. They have received coverage in Hyperallergic, Stars and Stripes (for US Veteran Artists residencies) various newspapers around the country, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

For more information, contact info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: July 2020 – Call For Artists

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: July 2020 – Call For Artists

The National Parks Arts Foundation announces a call for artists for the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: July 2020, an all media artist residency at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Call open to any level artist working in any medium including writers, poets, filmmakers, video artists, new media, screenwriters, sculpture and 3D artists, and visual artists. Outdoor site specific installations are generally not accepted due to the delicate setting and may require special permissions and permitting for the National Park Service.

Click Here For The Application / Registration

Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

The Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) summer residency is one of three residencies offered to artists at the park in the summer of 2020. The residency is just outside the park. It is very close to the Kahuku Unit of HAVO and about 45 minutes by car to the park headquarters and / or the summit of the volcanoes. The house is large, near the famous beaches of green sand, and can accommodate a family, art collective, or musicians group. There is a studio and a demo booth (for musicians and podcasters) at the house.

Located on the Big Island, Hawai’i, USA, HAVO is one of the jewels of the U.S. Park System. It is home to Mauna Kea and Kīlauea Volcanoes, some of the most sacred places in the Hawaiian Islands, and many unique and precious flora and fauna. A vehicle is required for this residency. (Lyft or Uber are not practical workarounds on the Island.)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park AiR: July 2020 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive a $2000 stipend and one month housing at a multi-bedroom house which includes an artist studio and a demo booth for musicians / sound artists / podcasters. The residency includes at least one public event at the park which allows the artists to engage with park visitors and discuss their work. Selected artists are eligible to donate a single artwork through NPAF that will (by mutual agreement) be a part of the NPS’s historic art collection. The National Parks Arts Foundation’s residencies were recently named one of 7 Artist Residency Programs ‘with career launching power.’ NPAF was recently the subject of a Hyperallergic Feature about the usefulness of art in the National Parks as a way to counter rampant oil and gas development strategies.

About National Parks Arts Foundation

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. They have programs running currently at 10 national parks and monuments around the USA. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. They have received coverage in Hyperallergic, Stars and Stripes (for US Veteran Artists residencies) various newspapers around the country, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

For more information, contact info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org

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Artist Residencies 2020 (Good Hart, MI) – Call For Artists

Artist Residencies 2020 (Good Hart, MI) – Call For Artists

The Good Hart Artist Residency, located in Good Hart, Michigan, announces a call for artists for the Artist Residencies 2020 – 2-3 week residencies dedicated visual artists and writers. The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residencies 2020 offers a solitary experience by hosting one resident at a time.

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Deadline: 15 Jan 2020

The Good Hart Artist Residency works in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations to connect visiting artists and writers with the community in the Emmet County area. In applying to the program, most artists and writers are asked to collaborate with a local nonprofit organization to provide some type of educational event or to exhibit their work. Visual artists participate in an open studio event held 10 am to 2 pm on one Saturday during their stay. These Open Studio Saturdays connect artists to the Good Hart community by inviting local residents to experience their work.

The many local, state, county, and township parks in the area offer inspiring landscapes and habitats. Some of these locations include Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves, Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Elmer Johnston Nature Preserve, Goodhart Farms Nature Preserve, and Readmond Township Nature Preserve. These richly diverse habitats and the widely varying weather conditions provide dramatic content for artists and writers. Applicants who will draw inspiration from the setting and use environmentally friendly materials and methods are encouraged to apply.

Artist Residencies 2020 Artist Benefits

The residency provides full room and board including a newly completed residency building with a 24 x 14 detached studio, a fully-stocked kitchen with several meals provided by host family each week, a $500.00 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work.

A welcome dinner is provided and other dinners are offered by the host family or a community volunteer 2 times per week. The residence has a fully stocked and well equipped kitchen for the resident to prepare other meals. Good Hart provides homemade baked goods and jams, locally sourced ingredients, and seasonal vegetables from the host’s garden when available.

Social Equity

Good Hart is located in rural Northern Michigan with limited diversity. The program is focused on bringing in a diverse set of artists and writers into the community and engaging them with the community during their stays. Our residency is designed to be accessible. Good Hart actively seeks a diverse set of artists and writers.

About Good Hart Artist Residency

The Good Hart Artist Residency is motivated by the three concepts of Art, Place, and Community.

Art – Good Hart Artist Residency welcomes writers and artists working in all visual mediums. The residency provides time and space for writers and artists to create, as well as full room and board to allow residents time to focus on work.

Place – Good Hart is a very small town located on M-119, a scenic heritage route referred to as the Tunnel of Trees, in Northern Michigan. The area’s natural beauty includes the Lake Michigan shoreline, inland lakes, and coastal dunes and wetlands. This unique region is home to state parks and forests and more than 25 publicly accessible preserves.

Community – The Good Hart Artist Residency believes connecting people from different backgrounds and cultures feeds creativity and creates a more interesting and compassionate world. Artists-in-residence connect to the local community by collaborating with our partnering nonprofit organizations to provide educational workshops, presentations, and open houses.

For more information, contact info@goodhartartistresidency.org.

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Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program (Guerneville, CA) – Call For Artists

Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program (Guerneville, CA) – Call For Artists

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announces a call for artists for the Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program. This is a unique opportunity for artists to be immersed in nature; inspired by the spirit of past Pond Farmers, as Marguerite’s students are known; and have space and time to create. 1-3 month residencies begin in March 2020.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2019

Pond Farm is a rustic oasis nestled in the middle of Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Sonoma County, CA, which is contiguous to the majestic old growth forest of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. In addition to access to the 5,000 acres of inspirational space, residents experience the grandeur of Austin Creek, a dramatic natural setting near the Pacific coast.

Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program Artist Benefits

Pond Farm is a special place, originally started as an artists’ colony in the late 1940s, then transitioned to Pond Farm Pottery, where studio pottery artist Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked, and taught annual summer workshops. Her work and her teachings had a significant impact on the Studio Pottery movement in California.

“If you have the will to learn, and the eyes to see, and the mind to search, someday too, all the facts you have discovered through nature will be visible in your work, whether you know it or not.”
Marguerite Wildenhain, The Invisible Core

Marguerite Wildenhain dedicated her life to her craft. After finishing her studies at the Bauhaus she became the first female master potter in Germany. She was a remarkable woman who touched many lives through her work and her teachings. Marguerite strongly believed that the journey to become a true artist was not about learning a technique, but much more about the development of the whole person, an “opening of the soul.” She taught her students for over 30 years at Pond Farm Pottery — to look and see into nature, sketch, discuss philosophy, and, of course, be truly dedicated to the rigor of the craft – really to teach a way of life.

Much effort has gone into preserving Pond Farm and its legacy. The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods are excited to announce that they will begin accepting applications for its Artist in Residence program in the Fall of 2018. Bringing artists to live and work at the site again will ensure that the vision of Pond Farm is not lost. It will provide an opportunity to encourage a dynamic engagement with park visitors and the broader community.

About Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks to promote, restore, and protect the natural and cultural resources in our parks. The sector includes Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (outside Guerneville), Austin Creek State Recreation Area (a park Stewards is now operating), Sonoma Coast State Park (from Bodega Bay to Jenner). State Parks depends on Stewards to provide funding for the Volunteers in Parks program, educational and interpretive activities, for resource management and stewardship projects, and to assist in the development of interpretive facilities and displays.

The State Parks of Sonoma County’s coast and Russian River valley are rich in natural and cultural history, biological diversity, and distinctive geology. The Stewards’ mission is to promote, restore and protect the natural and cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks through interpretation and public stewardship. They do this (with the help of 300 volunteers) by providing park visitors of all ages with a variety of programs and opportunities to experience and explore these exceptional parks.

For more information, contact michele@stewardscr.org.

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Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2020 provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon, France. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2020

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight practicing American visual artists, regardless of affiliation. Applicants must not be students at the time of their application. They are looking for artists who can use the specific character of the residency experience productively and whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. The residency is best suited for artists working in the traditional two-dimensional disciplines of painting and drawing.

The natural landscape of Brittany and its historic (and prehistoric) built environment, to say nothing of the magical light in the west of France, are ideal for those artists working on site, en plein aire. Photographers using digital media will find the residency’s setting inspiring. Artists working three dimensionally might find the residency useful if their residency work takes the form of two-dimensional paintings or drawings produced as research or complements to later three-dimensional work accomplished in their home setting.

The committee does not accept applications from artists proposing film, video, or other time arts projects. They offer large shared studio space that opens into the expansive Abbey gardens; however, the residency has no kilns, darkrooms, tools, or technical spaces necessary for complex or large-scale fabrication.

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 Artist Benefits

This residency supplies a rare 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 and important officials as well as local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Artists experience aspects of French village life, including amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites, such as Saint- Malo, Mont-Saint. Michel, 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 by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to 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 to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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Summer 2020 Residency (St. Andrews, NB, Canada) – Call For Artists

Summer 2020 Residency (St. Andrews, NB, Canada) – Call For Artists

Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) awards eighteen artists with a one-month summer 2020 residency in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, an idyllic seaside town on the east coast of Canada. KIRA’s Artist in Residence Program was founded in order to support the local community and artists. It provides space and time to take creative practices to the next level and explore ideas within the context of the region, including Kingsbrae Garden, a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece located steps away from the residence.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 Dec 2019

Application Fee: $10 CAD. The one-month residency periods are in June, July, and August.

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 who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are encouraged to apply. The residents are required to bring their own art supplies and materials needed for their creative process as these are limited in town.

As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community during weekly Open Studio Saturdays. During these events, weekly progress will be shared with the visiting public. A final exhibit and artist talk will be organized in the last residency weeks.

Summer 2020 Residency Artist Benefits

A summer 2020 residency at KIRA creates a rewarding and stimulating experience for any participant seeking to advance their artistic journey, without any potential distractions from their daily lives.

Artists will be provided with a $1500 CAD stipend, comfortable housing on a historic property (private bedroom and bathroom), individual studio space, wifi, unlimited access to a 27-acre garden, access to public amphitheatre concerts, and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner). The residence is within walking distance of the downtown area. There are bikes available as well.

Artists will have the opportunity to connect with the local community and be inspired by the surrounding Bay of Fundy.

About Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts and Amphitheatre

Kingsbrae Garden was created by John and Lucinda Flemer to preserve and maintain into perpetuity the family’s former estate. Its architecture and gardens have long been an important part of the historic fabric of the community.

The Flemers made the financial commitment needed to inspire the Province of New Brunswick, the Town of St. Andrews, and the local community to partner with them in bringing this provincial jewel to fruition for the enjoyment of both the local residents and visiting public.

With the downturn of industry in the nineties, the Flemers wanted to do something about the rising unemployment. They recognized that by creating Kingsbrae Garden, the job opportunities would keep families in this area. Kingsbrae is much more than a garden and with its ever growing arts and culture base, career and training opportunities have been created in the horticulture, culinary and the arts fields. Perhaps what sums this up best is a quote from Lucinda Flemer: “Even more important to us, here at Kingsbrae Garden, than growing plants is helping our community and the people of this area grow as well.”

St. Andrews is a beautiful, artistic, and idyllic seaside town, close to woods.

For more information, contact kira@kingsbraegarden.com.

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Ilhabela Island Art Residence (Brazil) – Call For Artists

Ilhabela Island Art Residence (Brazil) – Call For Artists

Casa na Ilha announces a call for artists for the 2019/2020 Ilhabela Island Art Residence, a retreat space to devote time and focus to your creative pursuits in an ecological paradise. Artists can dedicate intense time on their work in progress or develop new projects. Focus on ideas and projects, enhance creativity and inspiration, and connect with local community and nature. Casa na Ilha welcomes artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent. The Program is 2 to 4 weeks long with between 5 – 8 artists at a time. In case projects requires it, participants may apply for a longer period.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Oct 2019

Artists work on a self-directed residency and have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. Casa na Ilha will not pressure you to deliver finished work. Focus solely on research and development of ideas. However, there will be a tutor to discuss ideas, projects, and progress of work during their stay.

Each sessions hosts artists of different disciplines, giving the opportunity for artists in residency to gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work through peer interaction and discussion groups. Common spaces will be conceived to promote not only collaboration between the artists, but also to empower ideas between different participants and interdisciplinary learning. Casa na Ilha embraces the role of being an active platform of thinking, discussion, production, and sharing trough daily interactions open to share and exchange ideas and perspectives among participants.

Ilhabela Island Art Residence Artist Benefits

Casa na Ilha is a space where to develop, improve, and curate personal and group projects in an interdisciplinary ambiance, nurturing for different views, opinions, and expertise. The residency program promotes the development of projects in all stages, from conception to presentation of ideas.

Casa na Ilha does not provide a set program or itinerary for artists to follow. Sessions, tutor advice, and support will be approached personally by request of the artists around their self directed practices. Formal appointments for project and work discussion can be made as many time as needed by the artist. Casa na Ilha will give guidance as well as help make the necessary contacts, approache,s and arrangements with different parties the project requires.

About Casa na Ilha

Casa na Ilha Art Residency Program takes place in the island of Ilhabela, at the north coast of the state of Sao Pablo, Brazil. Located at 200 km from the city of Sao Pablo, it is the largest island of an archipelago. Ilhabela is an ecological paradise, covered by Mata Atlantica (Atlantic rainforest) home of unique fauna and flora, with more than 73 beaches and 27 waterfalls of crystalline pure water, and the highest mountains. Being a unique ecological ambiance, and harboring various endangered species, 84% of the island is a preservation area protected by the Parque Estadual Ilhabela.

The preservation area is home of the Caicaras, the native community of the region. Caicaras are a sustainable community still keeping their own tradition and ancient skills. The community faces the danger of losing their land because of economic growth. Local and national organizations are helping them keeping their land and way of life. Fishing is their main economic income. They fish with their own nets and harpoons to feed their families. The traditional know-how of is one of the main intangible assets of Ilhabela.

The island has a rich historical background, from the original indigenous people, Portuguese colonization and settlers, sugar cane fazendas, African influences, and English pirates. There is a variety of legends and stories from each place in the island originated in the history of the island and confluence of cultures.

Being the largest island in Brazil, it is only populated on one coast, the one facing mainland. It has 45.000 inhabitants that live their permanently. The rest of the island is a national park and protected. There are no high constructions. There is one main road that goes from the south to the north. It has two main centers: Pereque, the commercial center where you can find several banks, big supermarkets, paint shops, a small art shop, and other stores; and Vila, the historical center, which was the first center when the island was colonized and still has historical buildings. There is a museum, small art gallery, local crafts shops, restaurants, cafes, and convenient stores.

Beaches are all around the island, urbanized and deserted. Some of them are only reachable by trails, boat, or 4×4 vehicles.

There are many trails in the island. Walks put you in direct contact with nature. Waterfalls can be reached by different trails of all levels of difficulty. In many of the waterfalls you can swim in the natural pools formed by the rocks. It is also possible to hike up to the highest peak of the island, called Baepi, with a guide. The coast has several shipwrecks that can be explored.

For more information, contact info@casanailha.org.

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10th Anniversary Awards 2019 (Australia) – Call For Artists

10th Anniversary Awards 2019 (Australia) – Call For Artists

This year is the 10th anniversary of BigCi (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives) artist-in-residence program.
So, to celebrate this in true BigCi style, they are giving away two awards: 1) BigCi10 New Residents Award (four weeks of BigCi residency) is open to any artist who has not done a BigCi residency before. This is a competitive entry based on criteria outlined in the submission form, and 2) BigCi10 Past Residents Award (four weeks of BigCi residency) is only open to the past residents of BigCi. You do not need to fill in any forms. Simply send an email before 18 August 2019 to rae@bigci.org expressing your interest. Your name will go in the draw for this award.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 18 Aug 2019

There are no entry fees for these awards.

The winner will receive four weeks of free residency at BigCi. The awards are being promoted through the BigCi mailing list and and on the social media – Facebook and Instagram. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony during our Open Day on 8 September 2019.

About Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives

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 the team, resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although others use the beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact rae@bigci.org.

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