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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, offering two or four week residencies to emerging artists. Participants explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Staff work with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes place-based work as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place. It can be a new project or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities, especially rural communities. The program embraces artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

Lanesboro Arts strives to provide artists with a dynamic and compelling array of community assets. They seek out projects where the activation of the people and places of Lanesboro are at the core of the artistic process.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits

Artists are paid $1,000/week. They are provided studio and lodging space. Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs. These expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must be split among the collective. Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.

Community Resources And Assets Available To Residents

  • St. Mane Theatre, a 126-seat Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown
  • Poetry Parking Lot, a large municipal parking lot with haiku hung throughout the space
  • Gateway Park, a public green space adjacent to the Root River and connected to downtown via a 1893 walking bridge
  • Historic downtown storefronts, alleyways, building walls, and open spaces
  • Local farms, farmers, and farmer’s markets
  • The Root River State Bike Trail
  • Community partnerships with local businesses, the Lanesboro Park Board, the Lanesboro Museum, residents, schools, libraries, and community organizations

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program participants do not need to secure community partners or stakeholders when submitting their application. That said, research done beforehand about the Lanesboro community and surrounding area can strengthen a project proposal. The role of Lanesboro Arts staff for selected artist residents is that of translator and facilitator. The staff works with artists to make the needed connections. They help secure the required resources in order to make selected residency program projects a success.

The use of all community resources and assets are subject to approval from property owners and the Lanesboro City Council. Resources will be facilitated with each artist by Lanesboro Arts staff. Lanesboro Arts has a positive, collaborative relationship with these entities. They will work with each resident to find the best venue for all parties.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships. They creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city. They do so by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact adam@lanesboroarts.org.

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Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Art in the Park 2019, featuring original work in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media. All items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist(s). No food or commercial items permitted.

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Deadline: 30 May 2019

The 39th annual Art in the Park fine art festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota on Saturday, June 15 features 90+ fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer, community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by Lanesboro Arts, a multidisciplinary nonprofit with a nearly 40 year legacy of supporting art and artists in the scenic Lanesboro area, the annual Art in the Park festival is southern Minnesota’s longest running fine art fair. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.

Nestled in the heart of Bluff Country along the Root River, Lanesboro is the hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota. With an extraordinarily high density of creative activities concentrated in such a small community, Lanesboro (pop. 754) was declared one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” in 2013 by Artplace America. The Root River State Bike Trail, rated one of the best trails in Minnesota, runs right through Lanesboro’s authentic 19th century downtown. This picturesque hub of activity invites travelers of all stripes to indulge in one of many tantalizing restaurants or unique shops.

Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 Artist Benefits

Their are awards for the Lanesboro Art in the Park 2019 with two juried cash prizes. $500 is awarded to the artist selected as “Best in Show.” $100 is awarded to an artist as an “Award of Excellence.”

Lanesboro Arts administers a vendor survey following each fair. They incorporate feedback and suggestions received into next year’s fair. Lanesboro Arts is committed to continually improving Art in the Park and keeping it fresh. It is a beloved community event in scenic park within a popular small tourist town.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships to creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact artinthepark@lanesboroarts.org.

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Urban Suburban Rural – Call For Artists

Urban Suburban Rural – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Urban Suburban Rural 2018. Urban landscapes, suburban scenes, and rural impressions are choices for life and living. What catches your eye when you visit urban, suburban, and rural areas for travel and to photograph? Is it the tall buildings of the urban landscape or the people rushing around the streets? Perhaps it is the smoke emerging from a manhole in the middle of the street or the subway zooming along. Maybe it is the suburban home, a relatively new concept in living. Is it the suburban scene at a strip mall, giant mall, or barbecue in the backyard? Is it the rural impressions you find in your country or another country – the grass, cows, horses, flowering fields, or rusted cars on the front lawn.

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Deadline: 23 Apr 2018

Selected artists for Urban Suburban Rural have an opportunity to win a cash prize and live exhibition at a gallery in New York City. In addition, their images (up to fifty winners) are exhibited in an online gallery and exhibition catalog. The cash prizes amount to $3000. This call will be juried by a photographer well known in the community as either a teacher, gallery owner, or lecturer.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Resident Artist Program 2017 – Call For Artists

North Street Collective, located in the heart of Mendocino County, California, announces an open call for applications to the Resident Artist Program 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2017

The Resident Artist Program 2017 provides artists with the time, space, and inspiration to explore ideas and pro­duce work. Time spent at North Street allows artists to con­nect with Willits and Men­do­cino County while allow­ing them free­dom to accom­plish what they wish. North Street Collective accepts applications from individual artists or duos of any discipline to create, advance, or complete work in a self-guided and self-motivated way. They especially encourage partnerships of artists and scientists or artists and community activists who seek to work together in new ways. They are looking for people who are entrepreneurial by nature and who will also contribute to the growth and spirit of this new effort.

Resident Artist Program 2017 benefits

North Street Collective pro­vides hous­ing and work­space dur­ing the Resident Artist Program 2017. Res­i­dents are respon­si­ble for liv­ing expenses such as food, sup­plies, and travel to and from North Street Collective. All artists receive a weekly stipend of $300 to cover food, mate­ri­als, and trans­porta­tion to and from North Street.

Res­i­dents pur­sue their prac­tice and develop their cre­ative tech­niques in a rural, north­ern Cal­i­forn­ian set­ting. There are infor­mal, quirky places around North Street Collective to dis­play work and small areas for per­for­mances or other gatherings.

There are no pub­li­ca­tion, exhi­bi­tion, or per­for­mance require­ments for appli­ca­tion. The residency offers:

  • rel­a­tive seclu­sion,
  • inti­macy with a small town,
  • a mod­est house with some fruit trees and open space,
  • focus with­out pres­sure, and
  • inter­ac­tion with a few good souls.

Artists are asked to share your process but there is no require­ment for fin­ish­ing or pro­duc­ing a cer­tain amount of material.

About North Street Collective

North Street Collective Residents are artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines or are working experimentally across several disciplines. In keeping with Mendocino’s unique heritage and sense of place, artists from Native American backgrounds, Mexican artists, and artists whose work is connected to ecology have special priority for residencies. North Street Collective celebrates artists working with wood or other materials from the local natural environment; artists working with railroad-related themes; and those with a social practice related to this region of the world, including water, food system, and social justice. They encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible ranges of perspectives and demographics.

North Street Collective is a place to decen­tral­ize and dein­sti­tu­tion­al­ize art prac­tice. They love to see how ideas develop, grow, and some­times even fail. They are a test space for new ideas and a social space for inter­ac­tion. Through their work, they help artists build sus­tain­able prac­tices. They fos­ter work that appeals to a vari­ety of audi­ences, and offer joy, com­fort, inspi­ra­tion, and interaction.

The guid­ing principles:

  • Place: con­nect to and seek to draw inspi­ra­tion from the attrib­utes of this spe­cial place
  • Hope: approach work with a sense of pos­si­bil­ity and aspiration
  • Inter­con­nect­ed­ness: rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate con­nec­tion with each other and with the world around us
  • Action: believe in the impor­tance of tak­ing steps for­ward even if those are not sure where they might lead
  • Con­tin­u­ous feed­back: seek to lis­ten, under­stand, and improve

For more information, contact info@northstreetcollective.org.

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