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Wassaic Project 2019 Summer Residency program + Summer Family Residency program

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The Wassaic Project’s 2019 Summer Residency OPEN CALL is now live!

 

Deadline: January 14, 2019, midnight

 

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 6 month proposals for our Summer Residency program and Family Residency program (May through October). The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Residency seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art making practices, while participating in a grass-roots, community-based arts organization.

 

Residents are selected by a review committee composed of professionals in their field, the Wassaic Project Co-Directors and Residency Director. Artists and writers will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.

 

STUDIOS + FACILITIES + ACCOMMODATIONS

Residents will receive an adaptable raw studio space in a historic livestock barn. All studios are roughly 200-300 square feet. Artists will have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodations which include a private bedroom, shared living room / study, dining room, kitchen, and bath. Residents also have access to workshop facilities as well as the potential for expansion of workshop space and the possibility of working outside. The residency’s workshop facilities include a Wood Shop, Print Shop (silkscreen studio) and a kiln.

 

PROGRAMMING + COMMUNITY SERVICE

We care about our community! Because the Wassaic Project is an artist-run organization focused on strengthening and supporting our community, all residents (besides Education Fellows) are required to work 8 hours per month for Community Service during their time in Wassaic. Residents will work alongside staff members on administrative and physical projects like preparing for exhibitions, installation, de-installation, office organization, etc., and sometimes out in the larger community. This is a cooperative community effort and deepens the connection between our artists and our community. It’s an expression of our values and our priority of community development: artists and the existing community in Wassaic interacting, collaborating, and working together.

 

Two to three times a month, residents are invited to sign up for one-on-one studio visits with creative professionals. All residents are invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations, as well as Open Studios towards the end of their residency.

 

FINANCIAL INFO + FELLOWSHIPS:

In an effort to serve and support emerging artists, we are able to subsidize residencies for all individual artists who do not have other forms of support. Thanks to the generous support of donors and grants, the fee for an individual artist residency is $900 per month per resident, not including additional fees. We may provide up to $300 per month in additional financial assistance based on artist need.

Our intention is for financial assistance to be given to artists for whom it would be impossible to attend without financial support. If that is not the case for you, please do not apply for assistance. Financial assistance is provided to reduce financial hardship; our allocation is not based on merit. Each year the amount of financial assistance we are able to give is determined by our budget, which fluctuates annually.

 

EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP:

Our expanded Education Fellowship program awards three free 2-3 month residencies in exchange for extensive participation in the Wassaic Project’s education programming, which connects the local community to contemporary artists and artistic practices. Recipients of Fall and Spring Education Fellowships will work primarily as Teaching Artists in our Wassaic X Webutuck program, which builds critical thinking and creative problem solving skills through collaborations between emerging artists and public high school students. Recipients of the Summer Education Fellowship will work as Teaching Artists and facilitators in many of our summer programs including Art Scouts, a free summer camp for K-6th graders, and Art Nest, our drop-in making space. All Education Fellows will gain extensive curriculum-building and teaching experience.

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Open call for artists in a residency on the mountains of Cyprus

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Description of the residency program
The Kammari residency for researchers, writers and artists works through a constant open call. We welcome you to apply at any time with a free form application by email .

Duration of residency
The residency work period is from two weeks to three months.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All art disciplines are welcome. Our own work in the residency concentrates in combining academic research with disciplines such as performance, film, music and poetry. However we aim to promote and facilitate artistic work and research in all disciplines.

We have a wood workshop with basic hand tools. There are also shared computers for writing, video and visual work.

We provide assistance to the artist in terms of connecting to other institutions and artists on the island. It is also possible to organise shows or performances. The hosts of the residency assist with all practical questions.

Studios/work spaces
The residency has a small studio for performance, dance and music work with basic equipment such as a sound system, mixer, amp, instruments, projector and recording/documentation possibilities. We have another visual art studio for painting and writing.

Accommodation
Accommodation facilities include three private rooms in the residency house.

Rent prices:
– A double bedroom with a rent of 400 Euros per month.
– A double bedrooms with a rent of 350 Euros per month.
– A single room for 250 Euros per month.

The rent is negotiable depending on the project. The rent includes all the basic facilities: shared kitchen and bathroom, internet, electricity and water. Buying food, fire wood and personal necessities is the responsibility of the guests.

The residency and the association administering it are not-for-profit and all income goes to maintaining the house.

Fees and support
The residency is artist-run and we have no external funding at the moment. Thus everyone involved with the residency works voluntarily and we cannot provide the visiting artists and researchers with grants. The residency does not charge any additional artist fees.

Expectations towards the artist
The artists or researchers at the residency are not expected to provide any predetermined results. We happily facilitate research or art work in terms of presentations or exhibitions. We collaborate with an art centre in Limassol that organises discussions, exhibitions and events with renown international guests (neme.org). The residency guests are encouraged to engage with the local and international researchers and artists at these events.

Other conditions
The residency strives to have an ecologically sustainable material basis. Thus the facilities are simple with mostly natural materials, use of toxic chemicals is not possible etc.

There is a small vegetable garden at the residency where the guests can voluntarily participate in and eat from. For buying food there is a vegetable and fruit shop called Fruteria in the village that the residency collaborates with. There are also organic farmers in the village who, seasonally, have vegetables, fruits and eggs to sell.

The residency is open for families and partners of the guests. Let us know if your pets come along so we can agree and arrange it with the other guests. The residency hosts live in the village and are ready to help with any questions.

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MacDowell seeks applications for the summer 2019 residency season.

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The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There are no residency fees. Artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses: financial assistance is available to artists in residence based on need.

MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.

Deadline: 
01/15/2019
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Draw to Perform Residency – April/May 2019 – Open Call

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The Draw to Perform residency programme for Drawing Performance practice.

 

What does the program offer?

The D2P Residency program is a unique opportunity for new and developing professional artists and art students to engage in the dynamic artistic discipline of drawing performance art. The program provides the foundation to develop drawing and performance skills and to translate creative practice into live action. This rigorous 15 days structured program of mentored residency includes one-on-one tutorials, workshops, intensive studio time, studio visits and artist talks by UKdrawing performance artists. The program is headed by artist and curator Ram Samocha, who is internationally acclaimed and the founder of Draw to Perform.

The residency will be located in the heart of Brighton, one of the most vibrant and colourful cities in Europe and a centre of creativity, vibrancy and progressive art. The program will also include guided tours to key exhibitions and art events in Brighton and London and will end with an evening of live drawing performances to celebrate and showcase the output of this creative time.

For past residencies please visits the D2P residency Facebook page.

When:

27 April - 11 May 2019 (15 days)

Where:

Copperdollar Studios, Brighton, UK

Application Deadline:

Monday 31 December 2018 14:00pm BST

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Open Call: Balkan Artist Residency January-March 2019

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A self-directed multidisciplinary Artist Residency Program.

Taste the cultural diversity of Bulgaria and provoke your creativity ,

Residents can develop ideas and experiment with different techniques while focusing on a personal project or collaborating with local and international creatives.

The aim of the Residency is multileveled - from one side, bringing together international artists and creative people to Bulgaria to exhibit, collaborate, learn and share. From another side, to unveil a different perspective of one not-so-well-known country and its’ art potential.

 

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Accommodation & Shared studio in one

Traditional craft workshops (carpet weaving and wood carving)

Introduction to Bulgarian art & culture: From traditional to contemporary art (series of lectures)

Bulgarian Chit-Chat language lessons

Weekly group meetings

Support with research and project execution

Artist's studio/Museum or gallery visit

Artists' talk – present your art to the local audience

Collective exhibition and the end of the stay

Sofia City Guide - a curated collection of contemporary galleries and museums, art stores, print shops and etc.

Monthly list of art and culture events in Sofia

Bulgarian SIM card

 

ACCOMMODATION & SHARED STUDIO SPACE

The residency apartment & studio are located in 140m² large space in the city center of Sofia. It has three individual bedrooms. The artists are accommodated in a private fully furnished room, around 15 sqm. The apartment has a fully equipped shared kitchen with oven, fridge, laundry machine, a shared bathroom, extra restroom, and Wi-Fi connection. There is also a shared living room to eat, talk and have fun together. The shared studio space is large open space, part of the same apartment. Equiped with desks, chairs, lamps, easels, including Wi-Fi and all utilities (water, heating, electricity).

ELIGIBILITY

Open for all kind of creatives, emerging and established artists, from all around the world.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

3/4

RESIDENCY FEE

Residency program with provided accommodation: 650€ per month

If you share the room with another artist the price is 500€ per month for each

Residency program without provided accommodation: 350€ per month

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Horse and Art Research Program

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DATES: 1-14. August 2019.

LOCATION: on the North side of Lake Balaton int he village of Barnag in Hungary, Europe.

PROGRAM: an intensive residency designed for artists interested in combining equine studies and visual arts. The work will include daily practice and lessons of horsemanship, horsearchery, anatomically correct riding. Discussions and lectures will be held with the main focus on fine art research and a focus on drawing. The programm is running since 5 years in a series for years to come and is centered around different research themes. This summer we will focus on drawing. We interpret drawing widely and think of the process conceptually. Guest lecturers will be invited, excursions will be organised, works made can be exhibited.

AIM: to deliver our interest into the field of international artistic research with opening up connections between equine culture and art. we would like to rethink art today in relation to horsemanship and ridign. we are open for artistic practices coming from both, western and eastern traditions.

PROGRAM LEADERS: Dr. Veszely Beáta is an artist and researcher focusing on the horse portrait in contemporary art and Szmrecsányi Márton is a horse trainer and horsearcher running his own team within the Kassai Horsearchery School. Both are teaching at the National Ridingacademy.

ACCOMMODATION: in rural life settings is offered in traditional Hungarian style yurts.

PREMISES: in Barnag are centered around a 19th century small holding partly home of the Szmrecsányi family neighbouring the National Park. The premises are newly renovated with communal kitchen, dining room, guest rooms and a new riding arena.

HORSES: six horses are at the premises. Horses are started with natural horsemanship and trained academically.

FEE: for a two-week program for international participants is 980 Euros per person. We offer a 10% discount for returnin participants. The fee includes all costs, but does not inlcude travel expenses.

APPLICATION: Please only apply, if you are interested in both, art and horses, if you are happy to try rural living and if you are open for discussion with others. Please write an email of interest for an application form to Veszely Beáta at . The application deadline is 15. February 2019. All applications will be carefully viewed and upto 10 people will be selected.

 

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