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The Lighthouse Works’ primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. We bring artists on fellowship to beautiful Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment.
The Lighthouse Works accepts artists working in a wide range of media: fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction; painters, sculptors, those working in video and installation, and other visual artists; musicians and composers. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.
Our organization’s efforts also support and enrich the Fishers Island community through a letterpress print shop, open studios, readings, concerts, and workshops for students and adults. By assisting artists at critical junctures in their careers, we aim to be a significant force in preserving and promoting the central role of the arts in our culture. We hope our work will also inspire the creation of other small businesses and organizations in our community, making Fishers Island an enclave of creativity and a cultural destination.
Any serious artist at any stage of his or her career is welcome to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and to submit work samples and a statement of intent. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a panel of professionals in the applicant’s artistic field evaluates each portfolio. Because the fellowship program accepts only 20 artists a year, our process is necessarily quite selective.
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4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Selected Associate Artists will have the chance to create meaningful artwork that engages issues of social, economic, and environmental relevance. They will build relationships with a cohort of other committed Associate Artists responding to related themes and working in a diversity of disciplines to produce a variety of outcomes. Throughout the project, Associate Artists will enjoy support from and close dialogue with both WTD staff and lead planning artist team Sans façon.
The full guidelines for this call are available at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.4culture.org%2Fgrants%2Fprotecting-our-waters&data=02%7C01%7Celizabeth.bowman%40KCMO.ORG%7C007ae4a3caef4e71494e08d4b1d17de4%7Cec24091159794419a8ecc808b076019b%7C0%7C0%7C636328960696436611&sdata=s0B%2FtZRA0TpMId6hhIbIsq6gqW2lh3ypn3129me3Gls%3D&reserved=0
BUDGETS: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, and $40,000
ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States. Artists and artist-led teams in ALL DISCIPLINES MAY APPLY, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice.
Four artists/teams will be commissioned. A wide range of outcomes is expected and encouraged, including residencies, performances, publications, film and video, events, installations, and permanent visual art, as well as temporary interventions and artist-initiated actions.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by 4:00 pm PDT