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2021 Muckenthaler Cultural Center Artist-in-Residence Application Information

The Muckenthaler Center is currently accepting applications for their Artist-in-Residence for 2021.  Artists of any and all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Special consideration is given to artists who live and/or work in Orange County, California

To apply send an email to AIR@TheMuck.org containing the following information:  

  • A brief history of the artist's career.  It is not essential to have a long prestigious resume. Both well-established and emerging artists are eligible. But it is vital that we know who you are.
  • A detailed description of how you would spend your residency year including: 
    • What artistic projects you would like to create and how it fits our mission statement.
    • How you would integrate into existing Muck programming (Yes, that will require a bit of research) 
    • Why would your residency benefit you, The Muck, and the Community?

Our two most recent Artists in Residence have been:

2019 Lara Wilson - Choreographer and Leader of The Assembly.  Lara and her group spent all of 2019 choreographing and workshopping on our stage, a world premiere dance piece reflecting a new view of women in society.  Her residency included rehearsals and workshops open to the public, and culminated in a public performance on our main stage.

2020 Katharine Zaun - Poet and Educator.  Katharine has used her residency year to create a series of classes and workshops for our community.  She also contributes a monthly poem that gets distributed to 60,000 people through our outreach.  Her residency culminated in a community-based found poetry project mural that has been featured in the OC Register and the LA Times.

One last word of encouragement.  We don't care if you're a muralist who only paints miniatures, or a punk-rock theremin player, or a puppet show documentarian.  We are searching for ingenuity, dedication, and the ability to integrate into our culture. 

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A Vanished Sea (Without a Trace)

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Climate Art and Bridgepoint Rye, in collaboration with Sussex Wildlife Trust, are delighted to announce a call for applications from artists, creative practitioners, and environmental researchers to work on a site-responsive project during a three-month residency at Bridgepoint Creative Centre in Rye, East Sussex.Participants are invited to respond to the residency’s theme of transience, outlined below. Each applicant should clearly indicate how, during the three months of the programme, they will engage with the local community and connect with the ecological landscape of Rye.

The opportunity is open to 3 UK-based practitioners, with one space reserved for a Sussex-based participant. The residents will be provided with subsidised accommodation and studio space for the duration of the residency. Each participant will receive a monthly stipend of £500 and a production budget of £2,000. The residency will take place in January – March 2021. The deadline for applications is 8 November 2020 at 23:59. The programme – A Vanished Sea (Without a Trace) –   has been generously supported by Bridgepoint Rye and the Kowitz Family Foundation.

COVID-19 

We are committed to ensuring the safety of all residents, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. We shall therefore be keeping the programme dates and format under constant review, in line with the latest governmental guidance. At the same time, we believe that now, as never before, the need for the exchange of ideas and community-focused projects is of paramount importance.

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

The picturesque ruin of Camber Castle lies peacefully amid stretches of marshland over 1.5 km from the coast. It seems hard to believe that the splashing of the sea was once a constant sound here, rather than the bleating of sheep. Built on a shingle spit during Henry VIII’s rule, Camber Castle used to be an elaborate artillery fortification designed to defend the harbour and the towns of Rye and Winchelsea. Less than a hundred years after its completion, however, it was decommissioned – the receding sea left the castle inland, stranded and useless. 

During the residency, participants are invited to explore the broad themes of transience, ephemerality and perishability. From species extinction and habitat destruction to the impermanence of our familiar way of life, the discussion of these subjects has already become a part of our everyday conversations as we reflect on the changes forced upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic. Is a more nuanced understanding of transience a cause for resignation or an invitation to transform the relationship between human beings and other species? 

The programme – A Vanished Sea (Without a Trace) – will see 3 UK-based practitioners (with one place reserved for a Sussex-based participant) develop their site-responsive projects during a three-month residency at Bridgepoint Creative Centre located in Rye, East Sussex. Residents will also have access to Sussex Wildlife Trust’s sites located in Rye and an opportunity to work with the organisation’s staff and volunteers. Climate Art is a space for resident groups, artists and scientists to come together. Our practice stems from the understanding of public art as a form of meaningful engagement with diverse publics. That is why, at the application stage, all entrants are required to demonstrate a commitment to engagement with the local community, the ecological landscape of the town and its harbour.  

Applications are invited from practitioners working in any creative discipline (including, but not limited to, visual arts, architecture, design, performance art, film, dance, music, creative writing and others), as well as environmental-change researchers. Proposals may vary from detailed projects to preliminary ideas. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate clearly how they intend to develop their creative or academic work in response to the residency’s theme. While hoping that the three residents will find it inspiring to work alongside each other, Climate Art does not require a collaborative project to be the outcome of the residency.

The residency will run from mid-January to mid-March 2021 (exact dates TBC). Residents will benefit from subsidised accommodation and individual studio space for the duration of the residency. Each artist will receive a monthly stipend of £500 and a production budget of £2,000.We want the participants to make the most of the residency opportunity. It is understood that they may need to continue with some work or study commitments during the programme. We are happy to consider flexible arrangements, hoping that the residents will be in Rye for much of the working week and will take part in open studios and other events as part of the programme.

 

SELECTION PANEL

Dzmitry Suslau, Founding Director & Curator, Climate Art

Jevgenija Ravcova, Managing Director, Climate Art

David Kowitz, Founder, Bridgepoint Rye

Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Curator, Architecture Programme, The Royal Academy

Tim Redfern, Artist and Community Activist 

 

ABOUT CLIMATE ART

Climate Art is an interdisciplinary public art platform focused on climate change. Our site-responsive projects facilitate active cooperation between communities, artists, and scientists. 

At Climate Art, we encourage long-term, sustainable transformation through participatory public art that motivates us all to make positive adjustments to our daily lives. Our practice stems from the understanding of public art as a form of meaningful engagement with diverse groups of people rather than art located out-of-doors. Climate Art is a space for resident groups, creative practitioners and environmentalists to come together. 

 

ABOUT BRIDGEPOINT RYE

Bridgepoint is a new arts complex located in Rye. It is set in the context of a regeneration project, being undertaken by Martello Developments, which aims to convert a disused industrial part of the historic town into a vibrant campus, including an arts complex as well as housing and commercial activity. It is intended that the 20,000-square-foot Bridgepoint arts building will encompass artists’ studios, a large performance and rehearsal space, a commercial gallery, as well as other internal and external exhibition spaces.

The primary mission of the project is to provide a well-equipped and safe space for artists in an array of disciplines to contemplate and create, hopefully drawing inspiration from the area’s exceptional history and natural beauty.

 

ABOUT SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.

By working alongside local people, we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature, and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places. Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers. Sussex Wildlife Trust manages 465-hectare Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, which includes Camber Castle and Castle Water. 

Prize summary: 
£500 monthly stipend; £2,000 production budget; contribution towards travel costs
Deadline: 
11/08/2020

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The Artists' Sanctum Public Art Grant

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The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant 2020 - 2020

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Mission:

The Artists’ Sanctum is a community-based arts non-profit that exhibits and funds underrepresented artists. Our core mission is to support artists, filmmakers, designers, and creatives whose work addresses contemporary issues and fosters social change. 

The grant program funds timely public artworks that catalyze socio-political discourse on micro and macro scales. The Artists’ Sanctum takes an integrated approach to supporting artists, and develops close working relationships with our grant recipients. Alongside funding, the award includes holistic support from The Artists’ Sanctum team, as well as access to our community of civically-engaged global citizens. 

Award: 

  • A Financial award of $2,000
  • Logistical and developmental assistance
  • Feedback from The Artists’ Sanctum Board of Directors
  • A platform for sharing artwork  with a community of artists and creatives
  • Publication of work produced with the help of the grant on The Artists’ Sanctum website

 

In order to realize the furthest extent of the artist’s vision, The Artists’ Sanctum is available to assist with dissemination of the work, PR, material sourcing, permitting, shipping, storage or other logistical needs.

The awarded artist will present their work to the Sanctum community at a live salon upon completion of the grant project. The project will also be published on the Artists’ Sanctum website.

Eligibility:

The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant is open to artists of all ages living and working in the continental United States. We welcome participants of any gender or race, regardless of legal/residential status, who are committed to making socially engaged artworks.

Creatives working in all mediums are invited to submit a proposal for a public artwork(s) that addresses a timely socio-political issue. We ask that applicants engage deeply with their chosen subject, and seek to make a work that will have a lasting impact. Submissions must demonstrate how the work will engage members of their community, and the ideas and actions the artist hopes it will foment.

We Accept Grants Applications From:

  • Individual artists
  • Artist collectives (Under 5 members, Non 501 (c)(3))

Ineligibility:

Grants will not be awarded to applicants seeking funding for:

  • Multi-year projects
  • Retroactively funded projects
  • Non-profit organizations, foundations, or endowments
  • Scholarships

 

Evaluation:

Grantees are selected via Sortition* - aka lottery - in a two-step process. First The Artists’ Sanctum board will remove applications that are incomplete or do not meet the grant criteria. Then an artist will be selected by a lottery monitored by a third party. 

Our board will review submissions and sort for applicants who express their issue of choice in a clear and concise manner, including how they imagine the public to interact with their artwork. All applications that fulfill the submission requirements will be eligible for the lottery pool. 

The Artists’ Sanctum Public Art Grant invests in the idea that a person or project’s potential cannot be predetermined. Our role is to facilitate timely public artworks and conversations, not be their gatekeepers. 

 

Submission Requirements: 

  • Letter of intent (1000 words max)
  • Description of your project and how it addresses a timely issue 
  • How you envision your work impacting a chosen issue/community
  • Project production timeline 
  • Description of material and equipment needs, as well as any assistance you would like from The Artists’ Sanctum team
  • Sustainability, maintenance, and imagined durability of your work 
  • Portfolio (10 maximum)
  • Work samples of previous projects, current experiments, and future plans (at least 3 images depicting your proposed project). Not to exceed 20 MB in total.
  • One page resume & Contact Information

Email Subject: AS Public Art Grant Application

Application materials should be named with applicants' first and last names.

Example: (first_last.pdf).

 

Grant Cycle:

Application Opens: September 8, 2020

Final Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020

Notification of Award: November 2, 2020 

Production Period: November 2020 - March 2021 

 

Unveiling Date: March 1, 2020

Prize summary: 
$2000 and institutional support
Prizes Details: 

A Financial award of $2,000

Logistical and developmental assistance

Feedback from The Artists’ Sanctum Board of Directors

A platform for sharing artwork  with a community of artists and creatives

Publication of work produced with the help of the grant on The Artists’ Sanctum website

Deadline: 
10/16/2020

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COM UNIDAD - Virtual Artist Residence OPEN CALL

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ABOUT CORRELACION CONTEMPORANEA
Correlacion Contemporanea is a self-management project that develops initiatives that question the current system of production, diffusion and research of contemporary art in Peru. Since 2016, Correlación Contemporánea aim is the exchange between students, young and professional artists, encouraging a space for horizontal dialogue in order to stimulate the creation of new possibilities in our artistic environment.

ABOUT COM UNIDAD RESIDENCE
COM UNIDAD is a virtual artistic residence based in Peru that proposes the creation of a collaborative network made up of cultural actors related to peruvian history, art and community practices, from traditional art to contemporary art, through the management of projects, artistic education and archaeological practices in order to generate the continuity of community work from a context of isolation and social distancing that the new normal proposes us.

The work program aims to rethink the development of community art practices through virtual strategies that build a network of community initiatives of creation, management or education based on the collective research of the main cultural, social and geographical axes of Peru.

For this purpose, COM UNIDAD, proposes a research work divided into three cycles, three regions and three months, in which the group made up of residents, collaborators and coordinators will carry out a constant exercise of dialogue, exchange and analysis of the forms of life and social organization that develop in the coast, andean and jungle of Peru.

RESEARCH AREAS:
> Contemporary art as an affective and community tool in rural areas.
> Cultural scene and autonomous management.
> Pre-Hispanic Peruvian culture (Cosmovision, language, rituals, and others).
> Post-pandemic community art.
 

DURATION:
The COM UNIDAD residence offers a residency program developed in 3 Months / Cycles* in total, which correspond to the 3 regions of the country:

1. COM UNIT - Amazonian jungle: three weeks
2. COM UNIT - Coast: three weeks
3. COM UNIT - Andean highlands: three weeks

*Participants can choose to carry one or two cycles separately

N ° OF PARTICIPANTS: According to availability

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 18, 2020

RESIDENCE PERIOD: October, November, December 2020
 

Deadline: 
09/19/2020
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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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Submit to Have Your Art on the Streets of Brooklyn

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Papergirl-Brooklyn (PGBK) is an art project with an emphasis on social, sustainable, and cultural engagement that takes place in public spaces around Brooklyn. 
Artwork submissions must be rollable, high-quality, and non-commercial. 
Submissions are documented and shared on our website and social media. 
Copies of the artwork are printed onto large banners and are wheat-pasted in ten Brooklyn neighborhoods in an exhibition with an audio program component. 
The original artwork is rolled up and delivered in the style of newspaper delivery “paperboys” on bicycles at random and for free to people on the street. This action connects communities, decommodifies art spaces, and includes the public in a joyful action of giving. 

For a more detailed explanation of this project or to see other versions of this project, please visit our website 

Deadline: 
08/31/2020

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