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SVAC 2022 Solo Exhibitions: Call for Artists

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Each year, the Southern Vermont Arts Center welcomes a variety of artists to present solo exhibitions in Yester House, a 1917 estate that's been converted into gallery space and can accommodate up to ten exhibiting artists. In an effort to remove barriers to participation, SVAC will offer several diversity scholarships to deserving applicants. In particular, we are committed to supporting artists who identify as members of groups that historically have been excluded from the art gallery and museum fields. 

Applications are now being accepted for SVAC's 2022 season. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.

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Applications are open to artists 18 years or older, working in the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fiber, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, mixed media, and photography.

All exhibited artworks must be available for sale (no pre-sales or nfs works unless approved by SVAC's Manager of Exhibitions & Interpretive Engagement).

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$175 - $275 (scholarships available)
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Currier Museum Artist-in-Residence

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The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for the second annual open call for its Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program, awarding up to two residencies between fall 2022 and spring 2023. This program will provide support for selected self-identified emerging artists or artist groups (of up to three people) focused on social practice. Due to the flexible nature of this program, these residencies can be for a period of 6-12 weeks between mid-October 2022 and mid-March 2023. The AIR program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. This program deepens the mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. Applications are open until December 1, 2021.

The Currier Museum welcomes and encourages proposals from Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as members of the LGBTQI community. The museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applicants must demonstrate a history of social engagement in their artmaking practice and production. Successful applicants will develop an innovative project with tangible outcomes that align with the tenets of their own practice, the mission of the museum, and the needs of the community partner(s) with whom they will collaborate. Artists and small collectives (no more than 3 people) working in any media are eligible to apply.

Understanding that partnerships evolve throughout the relationship between artist and organization, we recognize the need for flexibility. Proposals do not need to include fully formed projects; rather, we invite artists to describe the type of issues they plan to address, the impact their previous projects have had, and their working styles. Examples of potential projects should be included, as well as a consideration of how your project could be achieved under ongoing physical distancing guidelines. Likewise, applicants may identify specific organizations or communities with whom they are interested in working, or overall issues and themes they would like to address. Currier Museum staff will contact community partners to assess feasibility. We ask that applicants do not contact potential community partners before being selected.

About the Currier Museum of Art
Focused on Art. Centered in Community. Committed to Inspire.
The Currier Museum of Art is dedicated to connecting people to art. An internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Currier Museum displays major works from the Renaissance to today, with core strengths in European, American, and contemporary art. The museum is the only in the world with two publicly accessible houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in its collection. The museum operates an active community art school which offers classes year-round. The museum’s innovative social art programs address critical issues faced by the region. For example, The Art of Hope is the first museum-led program for families affected by substance-use disorder, and combines looking, discussion, and artmaking.

About Manchester, New Hampshire
With more than 114,500 residents, Manchester is northern New England’s largest city and among its most ethnically and racially diverse (newhampshire.hometownlocator.com, July 2021). Manchester has a rich history in textile manufacturing. Today it is multi-industry, home to high-tech, communications, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing firms. The city is home to both public and private universities, with an estimated 70+ languages spoken in the public school system (manchesternh.gov). Manchester has been working to overcome significant challenges in its community for years: one out of every 6.7 residents of Manchester live in poverty, with the highest rates concentrated within the center urban neighborhoods, contributing to roughly 39% of the state’s overall homeless (Lessard, Jan. 2021). The city has been an epicenter of the ongoing national opioid crisis and in turn has developed numerous initiatives to address the issue.Individual artists or collectives of up to three people are eligible to apply.

The Currier Museum supports resident artists with a stipend of $1,000 per week, travel allowance up to $500, materials support, and housing in a fully furnished home. In many cases, resident artists may be able to have spouses/children accompany them. Service animals are welcome.  

-Artists and collectives working in any media are eligible to apply.
-Artists must be able to commit to at least six continuous weeks in residence during mid-October 2022 to mid-March 2023. The applicant must list their preferred residency period in their application.
-The selected artist must be able to demonstrate they are legally authorized to work in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor visas at this time.

Sections will be made in January 2022 by a panel comprised of Currier Museum staff from the curatorial and community outreach departments as well as an outside juror.

The panel of judges will evaluate the entirety of the application equally: the images of previous work and community outreach as well as the statement of interest. The applications will also be evaluated according to viable partnerships that the Currier Museum is able to facilitate with community organizations which address an area of need in the Manchester community. Finalists will be invited for an interview via video conferencing. Due to the large number of applicants, we will only contact those that will be taking part in the interview process. The Currier Museum reserves the right to award 0-2 residencies during this application period.

October 1, 2021 applications open
December 1, 2021 applications close
December 2021/January 2022, finalist interviews
January 31, 2021 Residencies awarded (selected artist(s) have 2 weeks to accept)

Deadline: 
12/01/2021
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The Factory Artists-in-Residence Program

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The Artist in Residence (AiR) program takes place at The Factory on Willow which is a community for creators, entrepreneurs and innovators to live, work and play. Originally a shoe factory built in the 1900’s, it has since been transformed into 61 spacious studio apartments and 16 uniquely themed Airbnb studios. They have dedicated 2 of these studio apartments to the Artist-in-Residence program which is the home of two artists that are selected for each season of the year. 

The AiR program is an opportunity for emerging artists of any medium to dive more deeply into their current projects, themes, and practices, as well as to benefit from inspiration from the Factory community, the city of Manchester, and New Hampshire as a whole. The selected artists enjoy their very own furnished live and work space, as well as a supply stipend and all the fun amenities the Factory has to offer. Through this experience, artists will interact with fellow creators, entrepreneurs, and innovators at the factory and through events one being a collaboration with dancers within the final art exhibit of the residency.

This is a 3 month program, which gives our artists valuable time to work on art work that is eventually displayed to the community through various events. It is a one of a kind experience that comes with incredible networking opporutines and unforgetable memories. 

Deadline: 
08/16/2021

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Open call for Experienced Outdoor/Mural Artist

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Manchester College is inviting expressions of interest from artists with previous experience of painting outdoor work / mural works; who would like to be considered for creating work on a their East Campus.

THE BRIEF

2020/21 has been a unique and difficult year for many, and for our students and colleagues it has been a time of worry, uncertainty and change.

Throughout this time, our students and staff have exemplified the resilience, positivity and aspiration that is at the heart of The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester.

The purpose of the mural is to create a ‘visual time capsule’ that encapsulates the feelings, fears and hopes for the future of our students and colleagues throughout the pandemic.

Although the mural will be a visual representation of the challenges of the pandemic, the predominant theme will be that of hope, opportunity and aspiration.

The mural will represent a forward look to a more positive future and showcase the opportunity and aspiration that being part of the TMC and UCEN Manchester community brings.

We are looking for a final artwork that:

-  Reflects themes of positivity and are uplifting for future students

-  Reflects the theme without a literal or figurative depiction of Covid and Lockdown

-  That are sympathetic to the surroundings and the maturity of students who attend the college

THE SITE

The campus is sited in Open Shaw, East Manchester.
The wall is on the main campus building and is a white rendered rectangular space of approximately 6.5 metres wide and 1 meters tall. Access by scaffold or scissor lift can be discussed with the projects managers. (See Images)

TIMELINE

We are proposing to visually mark this commitment through the creation of a mural outside Whitworth House that will be unveiled in line with the opening of the new Openshaw campus in September 2021.

EOI Deadline: 30th June
Shortlisting by a college faculty panel and a student panel: 1st July Interviews: 6th / 7th July
Selected candidate informed and begins design process: 8th July Consultation with student panel on first drafts: 28th July
Final sign of of artwork: 4th August
Prep and installation period: Between 9th - 30th August

THE ARTIST

We are seeking applications from artists who live in the North West area and are available to travel to work in Manchester.

We are seeking artists who are available to work to the timescales set out above and have experience in painting works in the public realm before.

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Due to the short timescale of this project we are asking for an expression of interest in the project so we can see your work, and consider new artists for shortlisting.

There is no obligation to provide design works or ideas to be con sided for this project, but we will accept any suggestions you may have about your desire to design an artwork for this project.

Please provide a link to your website or a pdf document with images of relevant works.

Prize summary: 
£6150 fee
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Fees for the artists, assistant and materials (not including access) are £6150

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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Artist in Residency Program at The Factory on Willow

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This is an opportunity for two emerging artists of any medium to seek inspiration and dive deeper into their current projects, themes, and practice over a three month seasonal tenure. 

The two Artists in Residence will benefit from their own furnished living and studio space right on site at the Factory on Willow in Manchester, NH.

The Factory on Willow mixed-use space was designed with creators, innovators and entrepreneurs in mind. You’ll see this shine through in the architectural features of the space, its plentiful resources, amenities, and unique community programming.

We are proud to embody the spirit of collaboration and creativity by allowing emerging artists from all over the country to embrace Manchester as a starting point to their careers.  

We’ll provide you with everything necessary to nurture you and your work. You’ll find endless inspiration in the beautiful state of New Hampshire and its largest city, Manchester—it’s full of culture, history, nature and community! Enjoy a collaborative and supportive environment.

Residency benefits include:

  • Individualized attention with two artists per session for a three month seasonal residency 
  • Travel stipend
  • Additional weekly stipend for food & art supplies
  • Fully covered living/studio space rent and utilities
  • Access to all Factory amenities, including fitness center, green space, parking, and more
  • Weekly meetups and activities with other residents and our on-site facilitator
  • Regular open-studio events, artist talks, and teaching opportunities
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Open call for Artist in the Community Artist-in-Residence

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The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for our new social practice artist residency, Artists in the Community, for a residency period beginning in late winter/early spring 2021. The residency program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. Artists in the Community deepens this mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. 

Applicants must demonstrate a history of social engagement in their artmaking practice and production. Successful applicants will develop an innovative project with tangible outcomes that align with the tenets of their own practice, the mission of the museum, and the needs of the community partner(s) with whom they will collaborate. Artists and small collectives (no more than 3 people) working in any media are eligible to apply.

Understanding that partnerships evolve throughout the relationship between artist and organization, we recognize the need for flexibility. Proposals do not need to include fully formed projects; rather, we invite artists to describe the type of issues they plan to address, the impact their previous projects have had, and their working styles. A consideration of how your project could be achieved under anticipated ongoing physical distancing guidelines should also be included. 

The Currier Museum welcomes and encourages proposals from Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as members of the LGBTQI community. The museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The Currier Museum supports resident artists with a stipend, travel allowance, materials budget, and housing in a fully-furnished home.

Deadline: 
09/15/2020
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