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Charlotte Street Foundation is seeking applications from visual artists, performing artists, and writers interested in being considered for its Studio Residency Program. Applications are due Monday, May 15, 2017 for year-long studio residency terms, which run September 2017 through September 2018. Applications will be accepted EXCLUSIVELY through www.callforentry.org. All applicants must create a Call For Entry (CAFE) username/password account in order to use the online application. The application process is competitive through an independent jury process and based solely on the merit of the artist work samples and written statements. Charlotte Street Foundation administrates the jury panel each term.
Entering its fourteenth year, the Studio Residency Program provides free studio and rehearsal spaces to exceptional young, emerging, and/or already accomplished artists in need of workspace in which to create and to develop their creative processes, professional practices, and peer networks. Through the program’s offerings—which include studio space, required monthly meetings, presentations, studio visits, mentorships, public programs, exhibitions, and access to a multidisciplinary network of artist peers—Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program encourages creative production, artistic experimentation and collaboration, professional development, and community building.
Charlotte Street Foundation addresses artist’s need for studio space in Kansas City by securing vacant downtown office space, in partnership with generous real estate owners. Since its inception in 2004, the program has supported hundreds of artists. Approximately 30 artists will be in residence during the year-long term (September through September). Charlotte Street strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists representing a multiplicity of disciplines. Applicants will be notified by July 2017.
Residencies are granted to selected artists for one-year terms, which run September through September. Artists who make exceptional use of their studios are eligible to apply for a second year term, with their applications subject to the same competitive review as new applicants. Full-time students will NOT be considered.
- Visual artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Note, the use of toxic materials in studios is prohibited. The studio spaces do not enable the use of a kiln, welding equipment, or other heavy machinery. The majority of spaces are not light or sound-tight.
- Performing artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply, including theatre artists, choreographers/dancers, composers/musicians, singers/songwriters, performance artists, filmmakers, and cross-disciplinary artists.
- Writers working in all genres are encouraged to apply. Particular preference will be given to artists with a strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary environment with access to other artists, including those whose focus is on critical/expository writing about art/artists and contemporary culture.
Application Requirements: To apply, visit www.callforentry.org.
Applications are DUE by midnight (CST), Monday, May 15, 2017.
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International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
· Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium of $2000.
· Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.
· People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – May 15, 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: July 7 – July 30, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, July 7 2017
ABOUT THE JUROR: Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter including Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, Maya art, and most recently a retrospective exhibition on the architect of the Kimbell, Louis I. Kahn. As a curator she has traveled widely – to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba and Peru. She has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.
ABOUT FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
For more information please visit: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/81325/solo-showdown
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Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.
RESIDENCIES: Creative professionals of all types are eligible for 18- and 25-day residencies. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.
THEMED RESIDENCIES: Creative professionals of all types working collaboratively are eligible for 5-7 day residencies for groups of 5-13 artists. Applications are juried annually by the Ragdale Curatorial Board.
CREATIVE SABBATICALS: Creative Sabbaticals are one- to three-week residencies tailored for people who may or may not be creative professionals, but who are interested in pursuing a creative project in an environment without distractions
Applications are due May 15, 2017 for residencies in 2018. For more information about the Ragdale program, residencies and fellowships please visit their website: http://ragdale.org/residency/
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Ragdale offers architects, artists, writers, musicians and composers of the highest caliber an inspiring, supportive environment where they can produce enduring creative works. More than 150 residencies and fellowships are offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country.
Ragdale was founded in 1976 in Lake Forest, Illinois by poet Alice Judson Hayes, the granddaughter of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. In 1897, Shaw had built the country estate where the Ragdale Foundation is located, on the edge of a beautiful 50-acre prairie. Ragdale was the family’s summer retreat, and included an outdoor theatre, the Ragdale Ring, where Shaw’s friends and family frequently performed for the Lake Forest community. Today, Ragdale draws on that rich artistic heritage, hosting performances, open studios, seminars and lectures that are open to the public as well as providing time and space for creative professionals to do their work.
For more information and to apply please visit their website: http://ragdale.org/residency/apply/