Librarification is an ongoing project by Lexa Walsh, focusing on resources for emerging artists and those interested in community engagement. Included in this library are:
The RSFP is at once a production and teaching kitchen whose daily success relies strongly upon a team of interns and visiting cooks. Living and training here in Rome for a period of three to six months, they learn alongside an American and Italian kitchen staff to cook for the Academy community.
Our teaching philosophy takes root in a practical, hands-on approach to learning. By “diving in” to the busy work day of a professional kitchen, interns learn to prepare seasonal produce with a multitude of techniques. In so doing, they gain extensive knowledge in Roman and Italian culinary practices, as well as practical experience cooking for large groups in the style of a banquet. Twice daily menu meetings are an essential part of the internship education: in them, interns receive their assignments from the chef and learn the history of a dish and its preparation from start to finish.
Our interns have varied experience and come from diverse backgrounds. From cooks with substantial professional experience to culinary school students and food-interested individuals with other forms of education, they are committed to practices of sustainability and the experience of life in a professional kitchen. Most interns are also extremely interested in Italian food and culture. It is essential that interns contribute to the teamwork that makes the kitchen run, especially at times when the work is fast-paced and intense.
What We Do
The RSFP kitchen, open Monday through Saturday, serves approximately 50-75 members of the Academy community and their guests at each meal. During Trustees Week in May and the summer months, meal numbers may approach 100. Lunch is served buffet style while dinner is served plated or on platters passed at the table. Each morning, we bake muffins and scones to be sold in the Academy bar, and in the afternoon, Italian and American cookies for the Library Tea. We also prepare picnic lunches for fellows who are out during lunch. Homemade cookies, granola, dry-roasted almonds, and jam are all sold in the bar as part of our grocery program. The RSFP caters cocktail receptions, special events, and coffee breaks during meetings and lectures for the Academy as well.
How the Internship Works
Interns train fifty hours per week with two full days off (there are no meals served on Sunday). Schedules may vary week to week so that interns have the opportunity to train both morning (7 am – 4 pm) and evening (1 pm – 10 pm) shifts. Shift times, however, do vary with a given day’s work load and interns are expected to contribute as needed. Intern responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, compost and recycling disposal, organizing inventory (to name a few) – they become involved in practically every aspect of the working kitchen. As interns are increasingly experienced, they take full responsibility for dishes from prep to plate.
The first few weeks of the internship is a period of transition and immersion into a new environment. Interns get to know the staff and a new kitchen, as well as learn the basics of the schedule, local ingredients, kitchen systems, and the rhythm of the work day. The hope is that interns will become familiar with the ins and outs of the RFSP after finishing their first two weeks with the program. Thereafter, they will meet with Chef Christopher Boswell for a review of their work on a regular basis. These meetings are intended as shared dialogues and provide the chefs as well as the interns with an opportunity to chart progress and define goals for the internship period. At any time, an intern can
schedule a meeting with the Chef to discuss their progress or any matters of concern.
The RSFP internship/visiting cook position is unpaid. Room and board are provided.
Culture shock is understandable and to be expected, so allowing oneself time to settle in to the Academy prior to beginning your internship is generally a good idea. We encourage all interns to begin learning Italian before their arrival in Rome – an open-minded attitude toward the acquisition of a new language is a must. Working in a professional kitchen is fast paced and can feel hectic and often physically and mentally challenging, making a serious work ethic and positive attitude essential. Interns are trained to work efficiently and, most importantly, to be present and conscious in all aspects of the life of a professional chef. The work schedule is rigorous and while we encourage interns to explore Rome as much as possible in their time off, extensive travel throughout Italy and Europe is generally discouraged during the internship period itself. Many interns opt to travel before they arrive or after they depart. Allowing oneself to be fully immersed in the RSFP, in life at the Academy and in the culture of Rome at large is hugely beneficial to a positive internship experience.
Interns and visiting cooks interested in bringing spouses or partners are required to live off-site, as the Academy has limited accommodations. Please be aware that the RSFP cannot provide living stipends to cover off-site housing costs. In the past, we have found that the internship experience is significantly altered by the presence of one’s spouse or partner. Some have encountered challenges in balancing the demands of work and their relationship in this particular context.
Living in Rome
The RSFP internship provides interns and visiting cooks with a unique opportunity to become well-acquainted with the city of Rome and the rhythm of Roman life. The Academy is situated on the Janiculum Hill in the Monteverde neighborhood and directly adjacent to the historic neighborhood of Trastevere. From a culinary perspective, Rome and the nearby regions of Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, and Campania offer an
endless wealth of producers, farms, and restaurants for culinary adventures. In the past, the RSFP has made arrangements for interns to visit with local producers during the internship period, as the schedule allows.We have four internship periods available every academic year. All internships are usually three months. However, you may apply for an internship of up to six months.
Internship Dates for 2015
Winter-Spring: February 9, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Application Deadline: November 23, 2014
Summer-Fall: June 8, 2015 - October 10, 2015 (AAR closes in August and the kitchen re-opens in September)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
In order to accommodate a smooth transition, interns may be asked to arrive and/or depart on alternative dates and will be advised in advance.
How to Apply for an Internship
Please apply online using the link below. The following documentation will be required.
• Letter of Introduction (your written statement describing why you would be suited for the internship)
• Resume or CV
• Photocopy of Passport or Carta d’Identità
• A medical note from your primary physician that shows you are physically and psychologically able to undertake an internship in a professional kitchen abroad.
In addition, applications must include two letters of reference* from either current or past employers or teachers which may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “REFERENCE: [INTERN APPLICANT NAME]”
*Letters of reference that are received in advance of a completed application will be accepted. Letters of reference that are received after the deadline will not be accepted.
The Selection Process
The RSFP receives far more applications for internships than we are able to accommodate, as there are only four intern positions in each internship session. Unfortunately, we are simply unable to accept all qualified and enthusiastic applicants. In selecting interns, we pay close attention to the group being assembled, as interns live and work together. It is our priority to create a dynamic environment in the kitchen that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the academy itself, and therefore, each group of interns, visiting cooks, and volunteers is comprised of individuals with professional culinary experience as well as those with backgrounds in, but not limited to, food journalism, organic farming, sustainable food politics, Italian food culture and history, etc. It is essential to build a strong and balanced intern team of professionally trained and amateur cooks, therefore preference may be given to applicants with significant prior cooking experience.
Applicants will receive confirmation once their application is complete and has been processed. As the RSFP is a working kitchen with all of its daily demands, we will process your application as quickly as possible and respond within a month of its submission. Please be assured that you are under consideration if you have submitted a completed application with the requisite letters of reference.
Deadline: September 30 2014
Lokaal 01_Antwerp is a centre for contemporary art, located in a former garage building, close to the Central Station of Antwerp. Originally founded as a dependance of Lokaal 01 in Breda in The Netherlands, the venue in Antwerp gradually evolved into an art centre that facilitates experimental presentations of contemporary artists.
In Antwerp Lokaal 01 offers art residencies of 4 weeks to national and international artists, with the emphasis on experiment and development, plus a residency programme for young art critics.
Disciplines: Media Art, Music & sound art, Sculpture, Visual Arts
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Eikelstraat 25 (Office)
Paid by host:
Basic living accommodation, small production budget.
Application Guidelines and Criteria:
An application needs to consist of:
- Project proposal including a motivation in relation to the own body of work and, if this is relevant (not obligatory), in relation to the site-specificity of Lokaal 01_Antwerp.
- Documentation of work of the last 3 years
- Contact details
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Telephone: +32 3 2388166
Fax: +32 (0)3 334 80 66
Jentel Artist Residency Program
Deadline: January 15 for the May 15 - December 13 residencies (notification by March 15) or September 15 for the January 15 - May 13 residencies (notification by November 15)
The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers a peaceful place to work and achieve personal artistic goals in an unfettered environment. The program provides a resource of time and space for artists to create their best work. Jentel supports artists and writers who are hardworking and serious about their intent, who have proven themselves by publication or solo exhibition or who may not necessarily be well known and who show the ability to articulate a personal vision. The program welcomes artists in all media and writers in all genres.
Disciplines: Drawing & Painting, Media Art, Literature, Multi Media, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Jentel is on a working cattle ranch 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. The closest airport is in Sheridan (population 15,800) with connections to Denver International Airport. Billings International Airport is 144 miles northwest in Montana and offers multiple carrier service. Residents may arrange for their travel between Billings and Sheridan via Powder River Bus Lines.
Once a week, a staff member will drive residents into Sheridan to buy fresh groceries and other food staples.
Jentel offers an experience to artists in an environment to concentrate on personal creative development.
Duration: 1 month
Paid by artist:
Application includes a fee of $20. Once awarded a residency, residents forward a deposit of $100 to reserve their month. Residents are responsible for their travel, working materials and personal items during the residency.
Paid by host:
The residency award includes a $400 stipend to help defray the costs of food and personal items during the residency.
Application Guidelines and Criteria:
Jentel has two sessions and two deadlines. All application materials, including contact information, resume, work sample, and reference contacts must be completed online by January 15 for the May 15 - December 13 residencies (notification by March 15) or September 15 for the January 15 - May 13 residencies (notification by November 15).
Jentel welcomes visual artists working in all media and writers working in all genre. Applicants are US citizens or members of the international arts community currently living in the United States. The minimum age is 25 years. Student applications are not accepted.
The quality of the creative work and promise are the basis for selections. Mature, mid-career and emerging artists are encouraged to apply.
Questions about the residency? Call Lynn Reeves, Residency Program Manager at 307-737-2311 Monday - Friday during business hours (MST) 8:00am - 3:00pm.
For technical assistance during the application process, contact email@example.com or visit with Laurie at 855-467-8264 ext 2. Include your full name and discipline in all correspondence.
January 15 2014
September 15 2014
Deadline: January 15 for the May 15 - December 13 residencies (notification by March 15) or September 15 for the January 15 - May 13 residencies (notification by November 15)
Jentel is a low tech residency. One studio has a Takach Garfield litho press with a 32 x 48 inch bed suitable for monotypes only. This studio also has a drying rack with fifty 32 x 48 inch racks and roll of 28 inch wide newsprint and is reserved for exclusive use by one resident per session. Assignment of this studio and press is made as part of the initial invitation to Jentel.
Writers using electronic media to create their work need to bring their own hardware and software for use in the studio while at the residency. This includes a printer. Each writer’s studio has satellite Internet access. Streaming movies, Netflix, Hulu, broadcasts and Skype further reduce access and speed, so residents are expected to save these activities for in town at the public library or local coffee house. The computer and printer located in the Loft Library in the Residence are for the general use of residents for email and Internet access.
The artist studios are located in a pole barn, a typical metal ranch outbuilding that is outfitted with ventilation and lighting to accommodate four artists with large, individual 400+ square foot studio spaces. Studios are equipped with two worktables (one on wheels and glass topped at 76 x 34 inches and the other metal topped at 34 x 60 inches), a standard wooden straight back chair, an adjustable stool on wheels, a full length mirror, a day bed, a utility sink with hot and cold water, a small metal trash can, a closed metal cabinet, a paper towel dispenser, broom and dust pan, and good overhead light with both track and fluorescent lights on separate controls. Flat fourteen foot ceilings enhance the spaciousness of the studio. A small single window allows visibility to the outdoors and increases the amount of running, usable wall space (11, 13 and 24 continuous running feet) for two dimensional work.
The main house that provides a comfortable living space with communal areas designed for research, recreation, food preparation and dining and relaxation, as well as a private living area for each resident. Each residence has a private room with generous space for sleeping, relaxing and journaling. All rooms have immediate access to the outdoors and to spaces leading to the common areas. Clusters of common washroom facilities are well spaced for easy access and privacy. The library offers a selection of art books, contemporary fiction and reference books along with Internet access. Times Square, the adjacent recreation room, offers a TV, VCR and video library, a CD player, a few board games and a place to relax.
130 Lower Piney Creek Road
Banner, WY 82832
Telephone: +1 307 737 2311
Fax: +1 307 737 2305
Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences
Deadline: January 15th, April 15th, September 15th (annually)
The Hambidge Residency Program provides setting, solitude and time for creative individuals working in a wide variety of creative disciplines. Fellowships are offered for two to eight week residencies, year round, except for the month of January.
Disciplines: Architecture, Dance, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Film, Curating/Research, Media Art, Literature, Multi Media, Music & sound art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Woodcraft
The Hambidge Center is located in Rabun Gap just outside the town of Dillard Georgia, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours from Atlanta, Georgia (100 miles away). Hambidge is 80 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. It is made up of 600 pristine acres of forest land and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Variable: Artists-in-residence have opportunities to give back to Hambidge in a variety of ways including teaching at local schools, giving slide lectures/presentations, hosting a Hambidge event in their own communities, recruiting artists of like-caliber to Hambidge, donating artwork to Hambidge’s major fundraising event, hosting open studios, and serving as workshop instructors. Participation in these is optional, though artists are strongly encouraged to support Hambidge’s major fundraising event with the donation of artwork.
Duration: two up to eight weeks
Paid by artist:
Application Fee - $30; Residency Fee - $200/week. Some fellowships are available, see their website for further information.
Application Guidelines and Criteria:
Hambidge accepts only online application. Please visit their website for further information.
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January 15 2015
Specific equipment includes: ceramics/pottery (large, electric kiln, raku, wood, cone ten reduction; soda kiln under construction; electric and kick wheels, slab roller and extruder); music studio with Steinway grand piano; spacious painting studios with wall space and great lighting; sculpture studio (no special equipment); and writing studios (spacious, scenic, and secluded with private screened-in porches). Artists in sculpture, blacksmithing, jewelry making, woodworking, and other disciplines must bring machinery and tools
One of the aspects of Hambidge that Fellows repeatedly praise is the fact that each resident is housed in his/her own, stand-alone, studio which contains a work area as well as sleeping area, kitchen and bath. The structures themselves are diverse and unique. Among them are three studios which are our primary visual arts studios, one of which contains a rebuilt, 1925 Steinway Grand Piano and is used for music Fellows as well. The other studios are primarily for disciplines which require less space. Each has its own charm and character and some contain fireplaces. We also have a state of the art Pottery Studio and an Anagama Wood Fired Kiln which are available for the Fellows use. The accommodations are intentionally simple and the kitchens outfitted for basic cooking. Linens, quilts, comforters and other necessary items are provided. All studios are heated. At this time, computer access is limited to the common building, Lucinda’s Rock House, where we have wireless access as well as a computer station.
Individual dwelling/studio for each resident with bath and fully-equipped kitchen, 24-hour computer and telephone access for residents in common building; furnishings and linens provided. Common room for residents’ use with fireplace, magazines, TV and CD-DVD-VHS; screened porch; laundry facilities on-site; computer with internet and printer and wifi in common area.
P.O. Box 339
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
See map: Google Maps
105 Hambidge Court
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Telephone: +1 706 746 5718
Fax: +1 706 746 9933
Residency for Artists on Hiatus
Deadline: Spetember 15
Residency for Artists on Hiatus (RFAOH) accepts applications from artists who are currently NOT making or presenting art. The applicant should have had a professional career with an exhibition record, training in visual arts or equivalent experience, and the recognition of their peers. Shoud you have an appointed presentation or a project to start in the future and are simply waiting for it, RFAOH does not consider this as a hiatus.
The residency period should be a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of one year. Selected artists are expected to document their on-hiatus activities (or non-activities) and to provide periodic updates during their residency on a dedicated page of the RFAOH website. They are also asked to submit a written report on their experience at the conclusion of their residency. This documentation material will later be published as part of the RFAOH annual report. Should an occasion for resuming one’s artistic practice unexpectedly occur, the resident artist may withdraw from the residency; in such a case the inclusion in the publication will be subject to consideration. Further, any on-hiatus endeavours conducted during this residency should not be considered an art project; therefore we ask that its documentation not be used in any future “art” presentations or exhibitions. Please keep in mind that RFAOH is an opportunity for the residents to focus on their “non-art” project or endeavors, rather than to conceive ideas for future art projects.
Selection and Stipend
Resident artists will be selected based on their on-hiatus proposal. Preference will be given to proposals which demonstrate a rigorous interest in their “non-art” endeavour to be conducted during their residency. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipends of $30 CAD per month in exchange with their participation. This amount is subject to change depending on funding. Successful applicants will be notified approximately 2 months after the application deadline.
All applicants must submit:
1. A completed application form
2. Visual support material as one or more of the following:
a link to your website or online portfolio that comprehensively shows your artistic practice
up to 10 jpeg images (consult the application form for details)
up to 3 videos or other digital media (consult the application form for details)
3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages)
The application form and all other text-based support material can be submitted as email attachments: PDF or Microsoft Word is preferred. Please indicate your name clearly on each page. Image files should be gathered in a zip file and emailed as an attachment. If we have difficulty opening your files we will contact you. Video and audio files or other multi-media support material cannot be sent by email. Please follow the instructions on the application form.
Please submit all required material to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard Copy Submissions:
Applicants who would like to submit a hard copy of the application form and other support materials on CD/DVD should mail the package to the address below. Please note that RFAOH is unable to return your submission materials.
RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS ON HIATUS
5207 rue Fabre, Montreal, QC
**IMPORTANT** Please read carefully the programme guidelines, about page, and the downloadable application form to understand and decide if this residency is suitable for you. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us before applying. Please submit all required material to:
**PLEASE NOTE** We cannot consider incomplete applications for the competition
Application deadline: September 15, 2014
S SOLITUDE RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2015–2017
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Duration: three to twelve months
Eligibility: Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection.
Costs & Support: Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1,100 per month, in addition to free lodging.
For the fifteenth time, Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting approx. 70 residency fellowships of three to twelve months in duration. More than 1.200 artists from more than 100 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year. The Akademie persues an intense exchange between artistic and scientific disciplines. With the art, science & business program the transfer of knowledge and experience between the arts, the sciences and economics can be deepened to create new synergies of creativity, inventiveness and management.
International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture(design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition) and Video/Film/New Media (including video installation, fiction and documentary).
Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of theHumanities, Social Sciences (with a focus on culture and the politics of space),Economy/Economics (with a focus on urban policy), and Culture & Law (with a focus on authorship) are invited to apply.
At the beginning of a new application round, the Akademie stipulates a new central topic within the context of its art, science & business program which is designed to include not only fellows from all disciplines, but external specialists too. The Akademie views art, science and business as complementary rather than separate activities, which interact dynamically and encourage mutual productivity. To this end, fellows are selected in the fields of art, science & business, internal and public events are organized and publications are released. All fellows – artists, scientists and economists – are free to participate in projects related to the central topic.
Following a suggestion by the current jury chairman, Kaiwan Mehta, the Akademie will be organizing its art, science & business program around the central topic »Biography and the Production of Space«. With this central topic, the Akademie would like to initiate a comprehensive interdisciplinary discussion about the production of spaces – which can be physical, virtual or imaginary – as an individual as well as social phenomena with implications in economy, art, literature, and sciences.
Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years are welcome to apply. Currently enrolled university or college students (at the time of application) will not be considered for selection. Each fellowship recipient is granted Euro 1,100 per month, in addition to free lodging.
The independent jury consists of the jury chairman Kaiwan Mehta and eleven specialist jurors who independently allocate the fellowships for their respective disciplines.
The eleven specialist jurors for this year’s application round are:
Architecture: N. N.; Visual Arts: Desire Machine Collective, (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya ), Guwahati/India; Performing Arts: Galin Stoev, Sofia/Bulgaria, Paris/France; Design: Ute Meta Bauer, Singapore; Literature:Ranjit Hoskote, Mumbai/India; Music/Sound: Jennifer Walshe, Dublin/Ireland; Video/Film/New Media: Nancy Adajania, Mumbai/India; Humanities: Kaiwan Mehta, Mumbai/India; Economy/Economics: N. N.; Social Sciences: Ackbar Abbas, Hong-Kong, Irvine/USA; Culture & Law: Lawrence Liang, Bangalore/India.
Application deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014 (Poststamp/End of Online Application). Applicants will find all information, be able to register and download the application form or apply online.
For more information: http://application.akademie-solitude.de/
Deadline: 1 September 2014
Who: visual artists working in a variety of media and disciplines are invited to submit project proposals along the lines set out below.
Where: FLACC, Genk in Belgium
When: Three month period or around 90 days divided over several periods between January and December 2015
Deadline: 1 September 2014
The call is open for all visual artists. Due to the diversity of our workshops, the application is open for projects in various media and disciplines. Projects with a notice of the specific geographical, cultural, social or historical situation of FLACC (or Genk/Belgium), challenging the notion of a ‘workplace’ or with the specific technical possibilities of FLACC are preferable. The work period is three-month full time or around 90 days, divided in several smaller work periods between January and December 2015. FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses as well as a small production budget.
Please use our application form and excel sheet (fill in the required budget form) to apply. The application should include a well-defined project proposal, a thoroughly calculated budget, a preferable time frame and your résumé (text and images and/or video).
For more info please visit www.flacc.info or contact Luuk Nouwen or Sarah Indeherberge at email@example.com.
Deadline: August 31
otte 1 – the Schleswig-Holstein Artists Residency was opened in 1998 in Eckernförde. The house is located in the center of the seaside resort near the beach, and provides space for scholars in the fields of art, literature and music. The applications, which were informal until 2010, are now available online. A jury decides the awards which include: two 6-month, three 4-month, and four 3-month fellowships The city provides housing and work premises. The house has an exhibition and event space. A promotional staff of patrons attends to the operation of the house and organizes contacts with the culture and art scene.
Otte1 – Schleswig-Holsteinisches Künstlerhaus is annually providing 27 scholarships granted by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Culture for visual artists, writers and composers. The scholarship is divided in residencies of 2 x 5, 3 x 3, and 4 x 2 months. The grant is made up of a monthly instalment of 750 Euros less 147 Euros charges for studio rent and unlimited national phone calls. Applications are only possible from 28 May until 31 August using our web form.
Third Story is a social engagement artist residency and exhibition space located in our house, in the historic Hubbard Farms neighborhood of Southwest Detroit.
The mission of Third Story is to infuse the neighborhood with positive activity, as well as promote open dialog and cultural exchange, by bringing contemporary art to the community in a non-traditional space and in non-traditional ways.
Third Story is intended for artists who have never been to Detroit, or have only visited briefly. Artists are invited to take residence in our home – as a member of our household and community – to have a deeply involved experience in Detroit and to create an exhibition and/or project for community engagement. We are currently accepting applications for residencies May – October 2015.
Visiting artists will be:
– Hosted by a dedicated team of actively engaged Detroiters.
– Provided with a living space, studio space and exhibition space within our home.
– Immersed in the community through walking and driving tours, facilitated social interaction with neighbors and local artists, attending a wide variety of public events, provided reference materials about Detroit.
– Assisted in hosting an exhibition or other community engagement project.
Our house was built in 1905, and is in a small historic neighborhood called Hubbard Farms — a very diverse and tight-knit community — in Southwest Detroit (also known as Mexicantown).
Our goal for this residency program is to offer visiting artists an in-depth introduction to the City of Detroit – through walking and driving tours, facilitated social interaction with neighbors and local artists, attending a wide variety of public events, and providing reference materials about Detroit – while at the same time bringing contemporary art to the community in a non-traditional space and in non-traditional ways.
The length of each residency is variable, but we recommend a minimum of one month. An exhibition, artist talk, workshop, performance or other form of public engagement is strongly encouraged, but not necessarily required. We are happy to collaborate on projects and/or assist with building/installing work. We ask that artists contribute $300 per month to offset the costs of hosting. Likewise, visiting artists are responsible for covering the cost of transportation to/from Detroit, all supplies/materials needed, as well as food and any other expenses.
Artists will stay in a guest bedroom on the first floor that is furnished with a full-size bed, small desk, and chest of linens, with an adjacent half-bathroom. The 3rd floor of our house is unfinished, is approx. 500 sq. ft. and divided into three separate spaces. The entire floor is available as studio space, and also serves as an exhibition space.
Aside from the guest bedroom and half-bath, there is a living room, full kitchen, and other common space on the 1st floor, as well as a full bathroom on the 2nd floor, and basement with laundry and storage space. We also have a large garden in the backyard where we grow tons of food during the summer.
We can provide bikes for guests to use during their stay. (Public transportation is questionable in Detroit, so we recommend a car, or bicycle in the warmer months). We all have cars, and are happy to give rides when needed/available.
Deadline: Sept. 10
Call for submissions: presentations, papers, proposals
Artists, practitioners, educators, curators, community members, administrators, and organizers are encouraged to submit presentations, papers or proposals for the upcoming Neighbourhood Spaces Symposium. The symposium will take place November 14–16 in Windsor, ON, Canada. In keeping with the spirit of the program, this symposium aims to include community and collaborative partners in the discussion of socially engaged and community arts practice.
List of potential topics
– The ethics of social and community practice
– The ethics of engagement (race, gender, economics)
– Navigating communities
– The co-creative relationship, (authorship, compromise, relationship building)
– Measuring the impact of social and community practice (expectations, goals)
– Residencies as curatorial practice (How does this model differ from other forms of public art?)
– Scaling projects to communities
– Drawing on other disciplines: How do socially engaged and community artists adopt or adapt? (Ethnography, Sociology, Research, Public Health, Social Work, Business)
Note: All submissions will be considered, this list is merely a guideline. All selected panelists/contributors will be paid CARFAC presentation fees (275 CAD). The committee will select up to six submission for inclusion in the Symposium.
Submissions will only be accepted via online form. Full submission guidelines are available online.
– A short description of your proposed presentation must be submitted via the online form.
– Please note that presentations are not to exceed 60 minutes.
– Abstracts will be considered by the selection committee. The committee may ask for the full text before reaching a decision.
– All selected papers will be published online through Neighbourhood Spaces
– Selected papers are due September 10
– If your proposed contribution falls outside of the guidelines for papers, and presentations please submit a brief (300-word max) description.
– Anyone interested in submitting a proposal is encouraged to contact Program Coordinator Nadja Pelkey in advance of submitting.
Flat Time House
Deadline: August 24th
In partnership with the Barry Flanagan Foundation, Flat Time House is accepting applications for an artist’s residency to begin in November 2014.
FTHo, the former home and studio of the artist John Latham, which he designated a ‘living sculpture’, will operate as a base for interrogating sculpture as a subject of research, rather than a static artform or medium. The residency will involve time spent in the John Latham and Barry Flanagan archives.
The selected artist will be provided with:
accommodation (self contained artist’s residence with en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchen facilities are shared with FTHo’s staff),
up to £350 towards travel expenses,
production budget towards new work (£2000).
The artist will be selected from an open call, with the 4 month residency resulting in a public exhibition and publication in 2014.
FTHo and the Barry Flanagan Foundation are seeking applications from artists who have been working professionally for 5 years. They welcome international applications. Artists will be judged primarily on the quality of their work, but also on the potential of their practice to translate into a new body of work that re-examines the role of sculpture.
The residency selection panel consists of Lucy Gunning (Artist) Jo Melvin (Barry Flanagan Foundation), Claire Louise Staunton (Curator, FTHo) and Michelle Cotton (Senior Curator, Firstsite).
For more information and application details please visit FTHo’s website. Deadline: August 24th.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers from fifty to sixty juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.
The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.
All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals with decisions based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Each year, some residencies are reserved for these artists. Applicants are required to apply online through our Slideroom portal. A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.
Application deadlines are March 1 for July - December residencies and September 1 for January - June residencies annually.
Application details and guidelines are located on the Application Process page. Many frequently asked questions are answered here. If you can not find the information you are looking for, please email or call us at 402.874.9600.
Call for Papers: Deadline Oct 15, 2014
FIELD, a new on-line, peer-reviewed journal devoted to socially engaged art practice, is pleased to solicit critical essays for its inaugural issue.
Socially engaged practices have expanded dramatically over the past decade and represent one of the most important new tendencies in contemporary art. At the same time the mainstream art press has largely ignored this work, focusing primarily on a handful of highly visible artists who supplement their gallery-based practice with the creation of various collaborative or participatory projects. FIELD was created in order to foster the development of new critical paradigms capable of addressing a broad range of contemporary collaborative and socially engaged art practices. Just as these new practices often cross boundaries between art, activism, urbanism, and critical pedagogy (among many other fields), the criticism and analysis of this work requires a new, trans-disciplinary approach that moves beyond the conventions of existing art theory and criticism. We invite contributions from artists, art historians, critics, curators, theorists, and activists, as well as scholars working across the humanities and social sciences (sociology, ethnography, philosophy, urban studies, geography, political science, etc.).
We’re especially interested in the following:
• Case studies and analyses of existing or recent projects, based on direct observation and the detailed description of actual working processes.
• Writing that develops new analytic criteria for the analysis of this work and new forms of notation suitable to performative and process based practice.
• Writing that offers new interpretations of canonical or widely cited socially engaged art projects from the past.
• Writing that employs new research methodologies and new forms of critique, and that draws on methodological and theoretical sources outside those typically found in contemporary art criticism.
• Writing that presents the voices and insights of non-artist practitioners and participants.
• Writing that draws original theoretical insight out of practice, or that uses practice to challenge the assumptions of existing art theory.
• Writing that critically examines projects situated on the border between art practice and adjacent fields and disciplines (activism, urbanism, design, education, ethnography, etc.)
We’re also interested in interviews, dialogues and debates, and book or exhibition reviews, and welcome submissions or proposals that employ any of these formats, from collective as well as singular authors. We’re open to varying word counts, but our primary focus will be on longer essays (4000-7000 words) and shorter essays, dialogues and reviews (1000-3000 words). We encourage authors to submit images or other visual materials that help to document or otherwise contextualize their writing, but we rely on authors to secure permissions if necessary. Please submit your unpublished essays and essay proposals or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The journal plans to publish its first issue in the spring of 2015. Our first submission deadline is October 15, 2014.
- Grant Kester and the FIELD Editorial Collective @ UCSD
Salina Art Center
The Salina Art Center is a nonprofit contemporary art and education center located in downtown Salina, Kansas. The Center seeks “to create exchanges among art, artists, and audiences that reveal life.” The Art Center campus comprises three distinct facilities: the main buildings, which house over 6,000 square feet of galleries, a 5,000 square feet education wing, and administrative offices; the Art Center Cinema, a ninety-two seat film theater; and the Warehouse, a 4,500 square feet living and working space for artists in residence.
Salina Art Center offers two residency session each year in the Spring and Fall. Both sessions are open to artists working in and across all disciplines.
Artists are expected to engage and interact with the public through regularly scheduled open studio sessions, public discussions and presentations, workshops, programs for local and area schools, and collaborations with local organizations and agencies. Artists will have the opportunity for an exhibition in the Art Center’s galleries during their residency.
Each artist is provided an honorarium, travel stipend, materials stipend, and technical and administrative support.
The program is housed in the Warehouse, a renovated 1920s commercial building in downtown Salina, Kansas featuring a 4,000 square feet of studio space and a one bedroom apartment.
242 South Santa Fe
P.O. Box 743
Salina, Kansas 67401
Tel: 785 827 1431