2 Upcoming Thematic Residencies at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (@banffcentre)
Location: Banff, Alberta: Canada, inside Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Housing: private bedrooms and shared bedrooms in shared house
Application Fee: none
Financial aid: available, must apply
Banff residencies are for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups of no more that 2 are welcome to apply. The following programs are designed for participation over the entire period. Variable dates will not be considered. Residencies offer a structured program where visual artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.
Residency dates: September 16 - October 18, 2019.
Application Deadline: June 12, 2019
This program investigates the confluence of ethics and aesthetics in search of alternative structures to raise cultural and political awareness of urgent environmental issues. Led by artists Ackroyd & Harvey, whose work intersects art, activism, architecture, biology, ecology and history, this residency will also include engagements with local scientists, biologist, and ecologists.
Craft as Contemporary Art
Residency dates: November 04 - December 06, 2019.
Application Deadline: July 10, 2019
This program will explore what it means to create art using materials and processes associated with practices of craft. Contemporary art continues to make room for and popularize ceramics, textiles, hand-making, decoration and materiality. This program will investigate how these disciplines and approaches are being activated and consider the ideas craft is being asked to communicate. As we explore this area of practice, we will also discuss the histories and socio-political movements that inform the use of craft today and bring attention to historical distinctions between high/low, inside/outside, and art/craft that may no longer apply. The program will focus on the confluence of craft and contemporary art, and the intersection of these fields with topics of feminism, cultural identity, labour, materiality, object-centered theory, de/re-skilling, and activism.
New Orleans Artist Studio Residency at Joan Mitchell Center (@joanmitchellfdn)
Location: New Orleans, LA
Residency dates: five months in 2020 (4 artists, March-July; 4 artists, September-January)
Application Deadline: July 18, 2019
Application Fee: none
Housing: none, this is a studio-only residency
Meals: weekday communal dinners and an open shared food pantry
Stipend: $600 a month
Eight selected artists will receive private studio space at the Center for five months in 2020. The residency program is complemented by a roster of events, including open studios, artist talks, and networking events, which foster creative exchange and encourage relationship-building among artists and other members of the New Orleans community. Artists have access to professional training and advisement, including studio visits with curators, and consultations and workshops with arts, business, and legal professionals. During a residency session at the Joan Mitchell Center, artist are expected to participate in regular dinners and our Center’s public programs. Eligibility and requirements: You must have lived in New Orleans as the primary residence for at least 5 years or be a New Orleans native. The Joan Mitchell Center recognizes Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish to be included in the Greater New Orleans area.
Location: Vicksburg, Michigan, USA
Residency dates: October 1 to December 15th (for this deadline)
Application Deadline: June 15, 2019, also December 1 and March 1 for other sessions
Application Fee: none
Housing: private house/apartment/cabin
Stipend: $2,000 for 4 – 7 weeks, a $500 travel grant, and private use of a car
The Prairie Ronde Artist Residency is located in historic Vicksburg, Michigan, near Kalamazoo. The residency provides access to the 420,000 square foot former Lee Paper Company paper mill and its adjacent 80 acres of property to use as inspiration. Artists are also encouraged to utilize our close ties to members of the village community and the area’s creative community.
The Prairie Ronde Residency is looking for individuals who are highly independent, engaged and curious. We do not limit our residency to any specific medium but, rather, are looking for people who can creatively interact with the space we have to offer and the community of historic Vicksburg. Artists are asked to contribute at least one piece of art to the Residency’s permanent collection and to participate in some sort of community give back activity. These can be of the artist’s design and range from open studio work to teaching or an opening.
DENBO FELLOWSHIP at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (@pyramidatlantic)
Location: Hyattsville, MD
Fellowship dates: October 2019, minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month
Application deadline: June 9, 2019 for Fall 2019 Fellowships
Fellowship Length: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 1 month
Application Fee: $25
Housing: none, studio only
Stipend: $250 two weeks, $350 three weeks, or $500 one month
Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home.
Two Fellowships will be awarded in October, 2019. This Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Selected artists will receive: Up to one month of access to the printshop, type shop, paper studio and/or bindery, key to studios and 24-hour access, 10 hours of one-on-one technical assistance, storage space and flat file for tools and materials, use of standard shop supplies.
Each applicant will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or a combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a Pyramid Atlantic discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected. Artists are also asked to give an artist talk during their residency.
Light Work | Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program for Photographers (@lightworkorg)
Location: Syracuse, NY
Residency dates: month-long residencies throughout 2020
Application Deadline: July 1, 2019
Application Fee: $10
Housing: private bedroom in a two-bedroom artist apartment just blocks away from our facility
Meals: Residents are responsible for buying or making their own meals. The artist apartment includes a fully-furnished kitchen for cooking and a fridge for groceries.
Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist commission for Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.
Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning or printing for a specific project or book, and so on. Artists are not obligated to lecture at our facility, though we hope that the artists are friendly and accessible to local artists and students. Work by each Artist-in-Residence becomes a part of the Light Work Collection and is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work.