[Sponsored Listing] The City of Elgin, IL Social Justice Collective is searching for a mural artist for Making Space, work with the community to design and install a permanent mural based on the business board ups that were put up in Downtown Elgin in anticipation of protests during the summer of 2020. The mural will be installed in Downtown Elgin in an historically significant location.
Deadline: 22 Feb 2021
The artist(s) will work directly with the Elgin Social Justice Collective and the community to design and install a permanent mural. The mural will be painted by the community members with the help and guidance of the mural artist. The mural installation will serve as a space for the community to engage in conversation about social justice and using art as a creative outlet. The artist(s) will be assisted in the project by all of the partners and the City of Elgin.
About the Elgin Social Justice Collective
What space can we make to allow for further artistic expression? How can we create a lasting reflection of the activities of the summer of 2020? What space can we make to allow for peaceful and impactful gatherings of community members to engage? How do we elevate equity in our community? An ad-hoc group of community individuals (now known as the Elgin Social Justice Collective) came together and worked to identify a project that would address those questions. The project consists of four parts: a mural, a documentary, a Juneteenth partnership, and a scholarship.
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The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists. It provides time and space for artists to develop their work.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2018
The Art Department aims specifically to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. Emmanuel College strives to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus. It provides an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.
The Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts. It brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.
Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 Specifications
- Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program
- Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
- Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000
- Lodging is provided in the college dorms with access to a small kitchen
- Artists may be invited back for a presentation during the 2018/19 academic year based on teaching needs
- Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab, and drawing studios
- Artists must devote three hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process
- Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
- Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency
Each artist is provided housing on campus and a stipend between $1000-1500 dollars. This stipend primarily supports transportation costs to arrive on campus, then towards food and materials. With the dedicated time, and support of equipment and studio space at Emmanuel College many artists have spurred their career or honed and advanced a specific work in progress. Each artist has walked away with an accomplishment that could not have happened without the ECAR experience. Spending time in a new city has allowed our artists to make new connections and broaden their opportunities, leading to possible exhibitions and teaching positions in the greater Boston area.
About Emmanuel College
Emmanuel College is a liberal arts school in the heart of Boston with a seventeen acre campus. It was founded in 1919 as the first Catholic all women’s college in New England. In 2001, the school became coed. It is located in the Fenway district, next door to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2010, Emmanuel College has supported artists by offering a chance to spend the summer in this culturally rich area. With connections to Simmons, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wentworth and Wheelock, it has an extensive network of library access and information of which artists get to take advantage.
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