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The Luminary Residency Program. Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017

Applications Open for 2018 Residencies

As a leading artist-run and artist-centric space, The Luminary supports exceptional ideas and initiatives by providing dedicated time, considered collaborations and a supportive working environment through our Residency Program. The program is open to all artists, performers, curators and critics, but uniquely supports the research, development and presentation of work that utilizes innovative forms and unconventional structures such as alternative spaces and economies, publications and writing, archives, collaborations, artist-led projects and experimental institutional practices.

Though open to all applicants, particular attention for 2018 will be given to the theme of New Constitutions: Commoning the Institution. For the year, we invite proposals that rethink the relationship between the individual and the institution, asking questions such as: How does an artist, art writer, performer or curator reshape an institution’s practice, its publics, or its politics? How do economies of care and collaboration reshape the institution? How do we work past the individual economies of the art world and advance new conceptions of the commons? Participants may propose to alter our administrative procedures or physical environment; propose new uses of space or initiate other spaces within our own; rework our public relations or intervene within our online presence; or thoroughly reimagine how we relate with artists and circulate within the art world.

In 2018, The Luminary will accept twelve residents in three phases: April and May; June and July; and September and October. Residencies are two weeks up to six weeks in duration and each resident will receive stipends, spacious private accommodations, shared studio space, and connections with local artists, curators and galleries. Each resident is expected to work towards an exhibition, publication, institutional collaboration or other public program during their residency.

Applications are due September 15th, 2017 for residencies taking place throughout 2018.

To apply, please fill out the online application.

For more information, visit our website or email us at info@theluminaryarts.com.

Bauhaus Residence. Deadline: September 6, 2017

 

In the 1920’s the Masters’ Houses in Dessau became the epitome of an artist community of the twentieth century. This is where Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee and their families lived next door to each other. Here they were joined by their friends and visitors. Artist collectives, artist couples and artist friendships developed here, with everyone working together in the open structure of the model homes located in a park. However, when the Bauhauslers left in 1933 the area became deserted and the work created as a result of the artistic effort was abandoned.

Since February 2016 the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is enabling young international artists to once again live and work in the Schlemmer house – even if the restrictions of the perseveration of cultural heritage attached to the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site are very strict. With the new format the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation would like to promote the current focus of attention on the Bauhaus heritage, revitalise the Masters’ Houses and in this context promote artistic and creative work of international significance which will then at the end of the residency period be displayed in the Gropius House until the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019.



Participation conditions

The programme is catering to artists with an overall interest in all those areas that are historically being represented by Bauhaus and that have developed from it until today: painting, design, textile, architecture, sculpture, photography, film.

Please appreciate the fact that the Open Call is not open to students. Teams are welcome.

Application (German or English):
Please apply using the application online form

We require the following information from you:

  • Your career development
  • A list of your previous exhibitions
  • The actual project that you will be working on during your stay at Bauhaus. This should be related to Bauhaus (approx. 2 pages). The project should also be tied to the Foundation’s annual topic in 2018 “Standards”. (Here we are looking at a survey of standards existing in building, living, life and works of art. How do we deal with measurability, rules and standards? How can we get off the beaten track of standards in the field of art? What influence does art have today on how we perceive standards?)
  • A motivation
  • An artist’s portfolio

Applications in paper or other formats will not be accepted and will therefore disqualify the applicant.

! ! ! Closing date for applications ! ! !
6 September 2017, 00 h (CET)


Announcement of the winners

In the autumn of 2017 two artists will be selected for the year 2018 by a jury. The winners will be announced through a press release at the end of October 2017.

Jury

The jury consists of Dr Claudia Perren, director of the Bauhaus Dessau
Foundation; Melanie Roumiguière, curator Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin (requested); Daniel
Herrmann, director of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V.; Markus Hoffmann, guest artist 2017, and Dr Alexia Pooth, research associate of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.


The Foundation’s performances

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will provide the selected artists with the
following for three months:

  • Living and work space in the Schlemmer House
  • A monthly expense allowance of 1,200 Euros
  • Opportunities for giving presentations and performances and engaging in discussions during their stay
  • Support in their research work, in organising events along with technical assistance and public relations activities
  • Public presentations of their work in the Gropius House at the end of their stay where the work will remain until 2019

The artists‘ obligations

  • Purchase of the material required for their work
  • Medical and indemnity insurance
  • Visa
  • Living expenses, provisions

With the assistance of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the artists are free to apply for additional external funding for their stay.


Artists-in-Residence time period

The three-monthly Artist-in-Residence stays will take place between April and October 2018 in consultation with the Foundation. You are expected to be present in Dessau.


Artist Residency in Spain. Deadline : June 1, 2017

The Unifiedfield / el campo unificado is about to launch its third residency program and the first edition of an annual arts festival in Castellar de la Frontera, Cádiz (Spain). In November 2017, six international artists will coincide in a beautiful Andalusian home at a medieval fortress in the heart of Los Alcornocales Natural Park. For this program, artists are invited to work out of their comfort zone to experiment with collaborative processes and ephemeral interventions in the village and the natural surroundings.

Besides the main residency in Castellar, there is also the possibility to develop a project in two different settings during other periods:

-Granada city: the residency will take place at an old charming apartment in Albayzín – similar to the one we had in our former residency in Granada between 2012 and 2014. This new program will focus on relational art projects in San Miguel Alto where The Unifiedfield is starting a community garden.

-A dome in a village in Ávila, near Madrid: for projects which use the dome as a Temporary Autonomous Zone for internal experiences / art processes to happen in nature.

A new website for this residency program will be launched soon with more information about the locations, partners and the communities we are engaging with in Spain. We are currently expanding our network and other emplacements can be proposed, depending on the nature of the selected projects.

The Unifiedfield is an independent non-profit artist-run organization with no external funding. To cover the residency expenses we charge a residency fee and the amount will vary depending on each project. Please note that we do not accept self-funded artists. The Unifiedfield can assist the artists with letters of invitation to enable to raise funds to cover the residency as well as the artist’s production costs, living and travel expenses, etc.

http://www.theunifiedfield.org/theunifiedfield.org/El_campo_unificado_AIR_OpenCall.pdf
+ info: http://www.theunifiedfield.org

Artistic Residencies Program for Accessibility Project, Vienna, Bath, London. Deadline: May 22, 2017

ARCHES: How can we use technology to make museums accessible to everyone including people who don’t like technology?

Description of the challenges faced by the Project

ARCHES project is working with people who have differences and difficulties associated with perception, memory, cognition and communication to develop applications, online platform and multisensory technology to enhance museum accessibility. We met weekly at the V&A and Wallace Museums in London and next year will also work with museums in London and next year will also work with museums in Vienna, Madrid and Oviedo. The members of our participatory research groups have the full gamut of access needs and intellectual/sensory impairments. The London Exploration Group have identified a key challenge for ARCHES to be the need to develop creative interpretation. They want to move beyond the limited opportunities provided by current models of access, so they transcend the delivery of information to encapsulate the spirit of an artwork and its space within the museum. They are seeking to transform the technologies so that the interpretation becomes artwork and access is no longer additional but integral to the museum visit.

Brief description of technology

ARCHES will bring together several technologies, including an accessible software platform, a set of applications for handheld devices and on-site multisensory activities. They will be developed in parallel with the exploration sessions organised at the museums so that the feedback from the exploration groups can be incorporated to the final versions. Accessible software platform: Image processing functionalities such a zoom, colour inversion, contrast enhancement, photonegative; integration of digital cultural heritage resources from external sources; search engine to find similar works on the Internet; automatic generation of descriptions based on metadata; social network interaction. Applications for handheld devices: Functionalities such as text-to-speech conversion for artefact descriptions using Augmented Reality; avatar technology supporting those who use forms of sign language; QR codes to obtain complementary information on the artworks adapted to the user’s profile: assisted indoor guidance. ‘Our story’ app to create a story/video from photos and share the experience. Multisensory activities: Touchable reliefs from two-dimensional images like paintings/photos; relief printer inspired by the pin art toy; and a context-sensitive tactile audio guide that provides help in the tactile and autonomous exploration.

What the project is looking to gain from the collaboration and what kind of artist would be suitable

As individuals, our participants have hugely diverse skills, background and experiences, yet collectively we represent the totality of impairment. To respond to this rich and varied situation we must collectively offer stimulation yet solitude and calm, simplicity for some and complexity for others, whilst recognising that no single sense can be relied upon and no single solution will be enough. The Artist we seek must be profoundly excited by working in a multimodal, multisensory and participatory way to engage with our diversity. They need to be able to inspire, share, listen and respond using a wide range of sensory and conceptual approaches. They must work in a tactile way (perhaps seeking to use light and colour, sounds, smells and tastes as they explore both the material of the museum and the technology of the project) recognising the need for ideas to be both provocative, evocative and readily understood.

Resources available to the artist

We offer an artist workspace in Vienna, an office space in Bath with access to a range of technologies, (for example animation and multi-modal media) or office space in Milton Keynes. We can also provide meetings spaces in London and access to technology at our museum bases there. We have technology partners in Oviedo who could provide additional office space and access to a diverse range of software and hardware. As part of our travel costs for the project there would be sums available to facilitate participatory ways of working and transporting participants to enable this. All our partners are close to airports and mainline rail and general transport links.
More info on ARCHES: http://arches-project.eu
More info on how to apply for the residency: http://vertigo.starts.eu/residencies-program/

VERTIGO STARTS Artistic Residencies Program. Deadline: May 22, 2017

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The VERTIGO STARTS Artistic Residencies Program organises collaborations between artists and research and development (R&D) projects in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). VERTIGO is funded under the H2020 European STARTS initiative, innovation at the nexus of Science Technology, and the ARTS.

The program is organised in 3 yearly open calls for proposals which will be selected by an international jury. A total budget of 900.000 € is allocated by VERTIGO for funding the participation of artists in at least 45 residencies. The selected artists will contribute to the innovative aspects of ICT R&D projects’ research by bringing original perspectives through artistic practices. Those practices should naturally lead to an original artwork based on the project technology featuring novel use-cases with a high potential for innovation. VERTIGO will also act as a platform to showcase produced works to the public and actors of innovation.

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acePIRAR Artist-in-Residences, Buenos Aires. Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

‘acePIRAR Artist-in-Residence International Program aims to support all kind of contemporary artistic practices (including performance and curatorial proposals) through research and production residencies, promoting the exchange, debate, experimentation and collaborative work. A program that provides TIME, SPACE and GUIDANCE to explore expanded as well as traditional print media, while it connects the artists with the art scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the Latin America cultural capitals.

We offer different types of residencies in order to best fit to each artist and project’s interest and needs:
PRODUCTION | EXPLORATION | SUB30 (for artists under 30 with a special fee) | Palimpsest (for mural painting) | Micro-residency (short format of 5 days)

Production residencies [4 weeks]: intended to produce new work, a project or a site-specific installation with the possibility to show the finished work at the end of the stay. We welcome all kind of projects and encourage submitting those that question the singularity of the art object by using new media, design and/or their interfaces, blurring their boundaries.

Exploration residencies [4 weeks]: intended to emphasise the process over the presentation of the results, encouraging residents to get inspiration from the new experiences achieved through the interaction with other residents and the cultural environment that the city of Buenos Aires provides.

Duration of residency
The program encompasses a period of 4-weeks. Slots can be selected here: http://www.proyectoace.org/slots.

Artists can apply for any slot for next year among those posted at the website. Residency working time starts on first Monday at 10am and ends on last Friday at 6pm.

NOTE: There is not a minimum or maximum age to apply for a residency (although there is a lower fee for artists younger than 30 years old), as well as there is not discrimination regarding country of origin, race, language or gender identity when candidates are selected.

Accommodation
Artists have two different possibilities of lodging:
A) Aloj´ace is our guesthouse, an apartment equipped to accommodate artists and curators located in the city center of Buenos Aires, next to all the cultural attractions and at only 20 minutes distance from the ‘ace studio. The apartment is fully furnished with a full kitchen and bath and all cost (Internet WI-FI, cable television, local phone usage, cleaning, linen and utilities) included. This apartment can receive up to two artists or a single artist with accompaniment.

B) The artist may arrange its own lodging by renting an apartment, staying with friends or in hostels, hotels, B&B, etc. Buenos Aires is a city that offers many lodging options.

Studio/ workspace
Artists that choose the Production Residency use the ‘ace workshop (www.proyectoace.org/en/talleres): a large, quiet space with lots of light coming from several large windows and two skylights. The shop includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and new print processes including Intaglio, Monotype/Monoprint, Woodblock, Waterless Lithography, Silk-aquatint, Photpolymer Intaglio, as well as artists’ books and Drawing.

Artists who choose the Exploration residency work in The Tower (www.proyectoace.org/en/torre): a quiet and luminous studio located on the second floor with open view, accessibly by a spiral staircase. It is ideal to research, study, write and create.

Fees and support
Non application fee. The production residency has a basic fee and the artist can select other options: lodging, materials or technical assistance. Basic fee covers studio space, access to equipment, reviews from a professional team, meals and refreshments at studio hours, studio accident insurance, guidance through the city and cultural events, public transportation card, cellphone for local calls, networking. The residency fee does not include travel, health insurance and shipping expenses.

Application information
Ask for the complete guidelines here: www.proyectoace.org/additional_info
After receiving all the information for the specific type of residency (Production, Exploration, SUB30, Palimpsest mural painting residency or micro-residency) artists complete an application form which the ‘ace team will provide.

Contact
info@proyectoace.org
Alicia Candiani
Phone: + 54911 4551 3218

Address
http://www.proyectoace.org/
Fundación ‘ace para el Arte Contemporáneo
Conesa 667
1426 | Buenos Aires
Argentina

Info
Artist-in-Residence International Program
Call for artists, researchers, curators
Production | Exploration | Mural Painting
http://www.proyectoace.org/additional_info

Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville, USA. Deadline: March 20, 2017

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. This Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships.

Admission to the VisArts Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of artists and art professionals. Panelists include painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, inter-disciplinary artists, and independent curators. The admission panel is rotated regularly.

VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.
The VisArts Studio Fellowship does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.

Terms of Residency:

Qualified applicants are professional individual artists or collaborative artist teams over the   age of 18; the program is not designed for program is not designed for undergraduate students or commercial artists.
Artists working in all media are welcome to apply, but VisArts cannot support the use of hazardous materials that require specific ventilation requirements.
The studio may be used only for art-making activities.
The VisArts Studio Fellow will be provided with a 169 square foot studio, free of charge, for a period of six months. Each studio is equipped with a sink, Wi-Fi connection and abundant natural light. Studio access is 24/7 except during special VisArts events (advance notice will be given). The artist must provide his/her own studio furniture.
The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for maintaining the studio in a safe and reasonably tidy manner, and will not make alterations to the space without permission.  The artist must leave the studio in the state in which it was found and remove all belongings at the end of the fellowship.
The VisArts Studio Fellow is responsible for acquisition, insurance, and care of his/her materials and equipment. Artists who wish to have kilns and other equipment that create additional electrical use must obtain permission for each piece of equipment that they wish to use in their studios.
The VisArts Studio Fellow will participate in the following:

Work in the studio at VisArts for a minimum of 28 hours/week.
VisArts Studio Fellows are expected to participate in the VisArts Studio Artist Program that meets monthly to share food, ideas, community, and professional development.
Welcome the public during exhibition opening receptions or at scheduled Open Studio events.
Attend artist talks and gallery opening receptions.
Present an artist talk, workshop, screening, and/or other mutually agreed upon public event that engages the VisArts and greater Rockville communities and resources.
Present a solo exhibition of work at VisArts.

Application and Selection Process

Required materials include:

Application Materials:

Images:  Submit 10 images of work produced during the last four years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution jpgs and time-based media (*up to 10 minutes total). *For collaborative teams, 10 images of collaborative work are required as well as a statement of the collaborative nature of the work. *Two minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work.  Artists may choose to include links to Vimeo or You Tube public accounts for time-based work samples.
Image Requirements: You may submit up to 10 images. They must be in .jpg, .tiff, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. Files must be labeled in the following way: first name last name-title of artwork-1.ext, first name last name-title of artwork-2.ext, etc. The file number corresponds with the number on the list of works. (Ex. John Doe-Untitled-1.jpg)
List of Works Form- Numbered list of artworks with the following information: artist name, title of artwork, year, dimensions, a description of artwork is optional.
Resume/CV
Artist Bio (200 word max.)- Third-person paragraph highlighting your professional achievements.
Artist Statement (100 words max.)
References- Provide contact information for two references who can address your work as an artist.
Fellowship Proposal:
Describe your goals for the fellowship, and how you might engage with the community or use community resources. You may include a drawing or representative images to help describe your specific proposal. (250 words max.)
Please indicate preferred residency dates (first and second choice):
_____ June 2 – December 4, 2017

_____ December 8, 2017 – June 4, 2018

$15 application fee
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

About VisArts

Transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.

From our beginning in 1987 as Rockville Arts Place operating in a converted garage to our current contemporary, state of the art facility in Rockville Town Square, VisArts has served local residents, students, art lovers, professional artists and others with an interest in the arts. Each year, VisArts welcomes more than 25,000 visitors through our doors to participate in art education classes and camp programs, attend events in our Buchanan Room, visit one of our four galleries or observe our studio artists on our second floor Artist Concourse.

https://visarts.submittable.com/submit/75040/call-for-visarts-studio-fellowship