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Engage international conference 2019, Newcastle and Gateshead
A cultural entitlement for children and young people

Freelance, May - December 2019
Based in own office, some visits to London, Newcastle and Gateshead required
Fee: £5,000 (inclusive of VAT), plus expenses

Application deadline: 10am, Friday 3 May 2019

Engage wishes to commission a Conference Programmer to develop the concept for the Engage international conference 2019, and to programme this important annual event.

The Programmer will work closely with the Engage Director, Engage staff and members in the North East in developing their ideas for the conference, and will have agreed the main shape of the programme and the majority of contributors by late June 2019. Engage staff will work with the Programmer on the practical planning of the event; dealing with logistics, including liaising with contributors, and bookings of venues, catering, transport, etc.

This is an opportunity to play a key role alongside an enthusiastic team in a national visual arts education organisation, programming a major annual event, which brings together c.180 arts and education professionals from the United Kingdom and overseas.

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education, with over 870 members in the UK and internationally across c.270 visual arts organisations. 
 

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05/03/2019
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9-MONTH RESIDENCY UPSTATE NY | PHOTOGRAPHY or PAINTING/DRAWING | DEADLINE FEB 25, 2019

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Applications for the 2019/20 Artists in Residence program are now being accepted in PHOTOGRAPHY or PAINTING/DRAWING.  Applications may be submitted now through Monday, Feb 25, 2019,  Midnight EST.

The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education based residency which  allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education on both a community and college level while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. Programming includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students and the public, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event,  and designing and implementing accessible community projects at the Museum of Art. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and two-person exhibition in the museum’s PrattMWP Gallery.

THE MWPAI RESIDENCY:

  • Disciplines are PHOTOGRAPHY or PAINTING/DRAWING.
  • Residency is nine months.
  • August 19, 2019 through May 19, 2020.
  • Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500
  • Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
  • Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
  • Joint fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring museum exhibition, and promotion for these events.
  • Work with Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
  • Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.  
  • Cafeteria meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
  • Access to school facilities in your discipline.
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
  • Participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in creative collaboration and education.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education + Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes for the community to teach in your field each semester.( See Stipends and Pay)
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for 3 to 4 community Art Alive Family Days. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Weekly involvement with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach credit courses based on enrollment.
  • Collaborate on 1 to 2 small community projects as representatives of the AIR program.
  • Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for personal studio practice.
  • Transportation to and during residency.
  • Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.
 

STIPENDS + PAY (USD):

AIR receive two guaranteed stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500 to help offset costs of living and supplies.

AIR teaching non-credit classes and/or workshops in our Community Arts Education program will be paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor. Classes are subject to enrollment guidelines which means they may be canceled if they do not reach minimum enrollment.  Opportunities to teach a credit bearing course in the PrattMWP program is dependant on enrollment. Details and pay discussed with finalists.

MWPAI provides up to $600 per artist of monetary support for the spring exhibition and up to $500 per artist towards shipping of artworks at the end of the residency.

MWPAI provides compensation for 3 to 4 Art Alive Family Day events, craft design, and help approx $200 per artist per event.

MWPAI provides shared housing and utilities, studio, and a meal plan that covers 19 meals a week during PrattMWP semester.  MWPAI is not responsible for AIR transportation to and during residency or additional costs of living.
 

HOUSING + MEALS:

Shared housing is provided to resident artists. Resident Artists share a spacious, furnished two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the MWPAI campus. Each will have a fully furnished lockable bedroom with closets and shared living area and kitchen. The apartment is equipped with some kitchen basics and wifi. Resident artists are responsible for their own laundry and should bring their own queen-sized bed linens, bed pillows, blankets, and towels.

Please Note: The apartment is located on the second floor and is not handicapped accessible. The AIR program is unable to accommodate for  family or long term guests at this time. The program and studios are intended for the artists awarded and selected by the jury.

A Cafeteria meal plan is also provided to each resident. Bon Appétit offers 19 meals a week when college semesters are in session.

 

STUDIOS + FACILITIES:

Studios are provided to resident artists. The AIR Studios at 601 Tracy Street are located in a brick studio building on the southern end of campus. Each studio area is roughly 650 square feet and located on the second floor.  

Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form. Please find a brief overview of campus facilities HERE.

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

The 2019/20 disciplines are Photography and Painting/Drawing.  Applicants are MFA preferred.  Applicants may not be enrolled in any degree program at time of residency. Disciplines rotate each academic year.

International artists, please take the following into consideration: International artists are responsible for obtaining a visa, as well as necessary documentation for travel and employment within the United States. MWPAI can provide formal letters of invitation and additional support information requested, however it is the artist's responsibility to carry the burden of the visa acquisition process through the appropriate channels.  Please consider the timeline for making such arrangements. Artists must be reasonably fluent in English.

MWPAI is a recognized program by International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization that sponsors J-1 visas for international interns, trainees, and scholars participating in cultural exchanges with American arts institutions. More info at www.artsandartists.org

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

Artists are selected based on the visual quality of artwork first, written proposals, trajectory of career, and potential to thrive living in Utica and working  within the AIR program. The selection process has three phases:

Phase 1: All applications are reviewed by a rotating advisory committee that includes community members, AIR alumni, and faculty in the field.

Phase 2: All applications and advisory committee recommendations are reviewed by MWPAI Selection Committee. Up to ten finalists are chosen and all other applicants are notified via email.

Phase 3: The finalists are notified via email and video/Skype interviews are scheduled for each candidate with the MWPAI Selection Committee which includes School of Art and Museum of Art Faculty and Staff.

Finalists will be interviewed and/or invited to visit MWPAI before being offered residency. The review process can take up to 3 months. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.

 

APPLICATION FEES:

Residency application costs $20 (administrative).  Submission of applications are only accepted online through Submittable.

Finalists may be invited for an onsite visit prior to accepting residency and may be compensated for some travel.   

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

This is an entirely online application process via Submittable.com. It is recommended that answers are prepared offline, saved in a text or word document, and copied/pasted into the application form so that work is not lost. Do not email or mail your application.

DEADLINE: FEB 25, 2019, Midnight EST.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

APPLY VIA SUBMITTABLE: https://mwpai.submittable.com/submit/130732/mwpai-artists-in-residence-2019-20-application

1. Artistic Discipline (Photography or Painting/Drawing )

2.  CV (pdf)

3.  Please list 3 professional references and contact information (only finalist references will be contacted)

4. Artist Statement (250 Words)

5. Class/workshop proposals (250 Words: 1 - 3 short descriptions of ideas. These are non-binding. )

6. Artist website

7A. PAINTING/DRAWING Applicants: 15 images of artwork.

Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.

Other accepted formats: GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV. Stills of video work with a link to a vimeo is also acceptable for some time-based media.

7B. PHOTOGRAPHY Applicants:  15 images of artwork.

Preferred format: JPG, TIFF. Resolution: 300DPI. File size: max 5MB.

Other accepted formats: GIF, MP4, AVI, MOV. Stills of video work with a link to a vimeo is also acceptable for some time-based media.

 

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program is made possible with the generous support of:

Francis J. and Ruth A. Pugliese

Sunithi S. Bajekal

 

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