AIR Studio Paducah 2021 is an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River. They welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of creative practices. Residents include 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.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2020
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. AIR Studio Paducah features a storefront gallery/multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.
Opportunities to muse or collaborate with other artists in the Paducah community are often available.
“AIR Studio is for serious artists who want a creative respite from their day-to-day environment and offers an ideal setting for those on sabbatical or who want a focused period of time to start or complete a body of work.” – Alonzo Davis
AIR 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.
AIR Studio Paducah 2021 Advisors
- Deborah Ager – writer/poet, Maryland
- Jodi Beder – musician, Maryland
- Laura Cole – architect, Oregon
- Adriene Cruz – fiber artist, Oregon
- Nehemiah Dixon III – artist/curator, Maryland
- Robert (Bob) Donahue – artist, Maryland
- Itzel Lavenderos Hawes – architect/photographer, Mexico
- Dave Malone – poet, Missouri
- Andrea Prince – artist, West Virginia
- Honor Woodard – artist/photographer, Georgia
About AIR Studio Paducah
AIR Studio Paducah, now in its 16th 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 the doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.
Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired 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 interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program would also heighten arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.
About AIR Studio Prior Residents
In 2004 and as soon as renovations at 621 Madison Street were complete, AIR Studio Paducah welcomed its first resident—painter, Pinkney Herbert of Memphis. Soon to follow was printmaker, Maritza Davila, also of Memphis and on her heels, Adriene Cruz, a fiber artist from Portland, Oregon arrived. Other early residents included Benjamin Kelley, sculptor, Dave Malone, poet, the art quilter, Anita Knox, and digital artist, Monica Smith. Paducah area artists and writers also utilized the space from time to time.
For most of its existence, A.I.R. residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers and improvisational choreographers. Geographically, residents hail from all over the U.S. east, west, north, south, and Canada.
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The Caetani Cultural Centre offers artists and writers creative living and working spaces in an independent community atmosphere for self-directed residencies, providing time, support and room for creativity.
Open to emerging and established visual artists in any medium. Writers, musicians, curators, cultural researchers, musicians and performing artists are also welcome and encouraged to apply. Sorry, we are not able to cater to groups at this time.
Applications are ongoing, unless otherwise indicated, and applicants are suggested to apply at least 3 months prior to the required time period. All applications are adjudicated by a professional adjudication panel.
Some programs may offer an honorarium, although the Self-Directed Residencies are not usually sponsored or themed, and fees are based and pro-rated on length of stay. Artists are expected to provide their own food, materials, insurance and transportation.
There is limited access to equipment. If you have special equipment needs you should contact the Centre to ensure that this program is suitable for your expectations.
The Caetani Cultural Centre Artist-in-Residence Program (C3 AiR) provides a facility that allows artists to experiment, develop new ideas and interact with fellow artists and the community through talks, workshops and exhibitions. The programs are intended to promote professional development for the artist while giving the local community access to a diverse range of arts practices, theories and experiences.
The Centre often collaborates with community groups in the North Okanagan to create new ideas and processes through art and bring greater awareness to shared social and environmental issues. Please see the website for more details.
The Greater Vernon community offers hiking trails, access to wilderness, nature centres, a public art gallery and arts centre, performing arts centre, recreation centre, Vernon Community Music School, commercial galleries, library, science centre, and shopping. We are located between three lakes: Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Lake and Swan Lake, and 25 minutes from world class cross country and downhill skiing, and mountain biking at Silver Star Mountain. 30 minutes from Kelowna International Airport. 5 hours from Vancouver by car. Vernon has a small airport with limited access.
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Morvan France Art Retreat – $1250.00 Includes lodging and all meals and ground transportation while at the retreat. (Air and train fare not included.)
Deadline: 30 May 2015.
Dates: 30 August to 07 September 2015
Save $150 if you register by 28 February 2015.
- Seven days of plein air creative freedom
- Art adventure
- Old French farm house charm
- Draw, paint, and write
The ArtisTTable has been hosting art events in various locations and online since the beginning of 2013. Run by two artists from the Netherlands and the US the ArtisTTable provides worthwhile art events that nurture creative and personal expression by supporting your own artistic practice. ArtisTTable Art Retreats are an exciting way to get in touch with, and evaluate your artistic direction and explore some new ones. On our retreats, we take care of all the meals and accommodations so all you have to do is make art.
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