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Ends on 9/18/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, February 19 - Saturday, March 11, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18,2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

We'll meet both individually and as a group to discuss various issues related to creativity, including performance, perception/cognition, risk, imagination, individuality, and craft.

Application Requirements

1.       a brief biography (one page) that includes a short artistic statement, information about musical and non-musical background, primary interests/inspirations (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2.       and a specific artistic goal or project to pursue during the residency (letter of intent) (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

3.       Please submit up to 20 minutes (total) recordings/video of works - or clearly indicated excerpts of works - along with corresponding scores if available.        Please note - For files larger than 15MB, please use a cloud service such as dropbox or google drive to share the files. You can also include links to videos on YouTube, Vimeo or your personal web site. Please submit a document to with a link(s) that will allow Derek to access the large files.

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on 9/18/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, February 19 - Saturday, March 11, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18,2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I'm willing to work with artists at all levels of painting sophistication, except beginners. In choosing a group of painters I will be looking for people with original vision whose work might include personal content, no matter how obscure, within either an abstract or figurative format. Together we will attempt to break down and discuss the process you go through in making a painting...a discussion dealing with the anatomy of a painting... so that you can continue to develop a visual language, your own language with a strong vocabulary, which will hopefully keep your painting voice going for years to come.

The three weeks of residency will include almost daily individual studio critiques as well as several group critiques.

 Application Requirements

1.            CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2.            a brief personal bio (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

3.            a short statement about how you would like to utilize the three weeks of the residency (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

4.            10-15 digital images of work - with dimensions, titles, dates. Please include a link to your website if you have one. (.doc, .docx, .jpg, .pdf – no more than 5 mb each)

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on 9/18/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, February 19 - Saturday, March 11, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18,2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

Passion and Pattern:  Putting the Pain to Work

As artists, we are driven by passions, but drawn to order.  How do we reconcile the two?  Are they even at odds?

Driven by something uncontainable, we cannot capture it.  (The engagement is inexpressible in terms of conquest.)   But we can communicate it.  

When the pains of feeling aren't to be conquered, we take pains—if only to give them voice.

The very variousness of our communications (even our communications of events we have "in common") bespeaks some insecurity in the nature of feeling.  (Fellow feeling is more an outgoing wish than an incoming certainty.)

That's why art does not merely make sense.  It shakes it.  Passion is registered, even heightened, in patterns.  Patterns are what trigger the release of powerful responses in fellow beings.   Patterns are readable.

From among the works you produce during your nights and mornings, as well as from works you'll submit in advance, from the works of other artists, and even from the evidences of nature, I'll make a handbook for us to peruse each working afternoon, in consideration (and in provocation) of these patterns. 

Four of our five weekly workday afternoons, we'll meet for two hours of conversation.  On the fifth afternoon each week, I'll schedule individual meetings with students.

We'll bring to each meeting a dedicated attention to the evidence (for art extends in ways even the artist does not intend).   Our conversations will be strengthened by our precision about that evidence; but also (equally!) by a wild willingness to move (and be moved) beyond the realms of prejudice and verdict.

Application Requirements

Please submit in advance: 

1. The five of your existing poems in which the triggering event or emotional occasion is most obliquely, indirectly, or covertly registered. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2. Ten sentences about the course or curve of your life, as you see it today. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

3. The names of up to three artists (in any medium) whose works have shaken you to the core. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on 12/4/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I’m interested in talking to associate artists about what they do and why they do it.  Sometimes when I’m making work I don’t remember what I’m doing, so I have to stop and ask myself what I am doing.  This is a good process for making something new.  

This residency is open to artists working in all media.  There will be informal critiques, one on one studio visits, and group discussions informed by independent studio time or research.  Associate artists should be able to work independently, be excited about working in a new environment, and ready to engage in active and open dialogue with other participants.  There also should be some flexibility in the structure of the program to reflect the artists chosen to participate, but please be aware of the timeframe and what one would like accomplish.  

Application Requirements

1. A statement of intent is required, but please feel free to include language or something about your work or practice one might not be able to get from the images alone.  This can be in any form.

2. CV, 1 to 2 pages preferred

3. 10 to 20 digital images of your work (no more than 10 mb each)

4. Video if applicable, or links to work or website.

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on 12/4/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid informationclick here.

Residency Statement

 I invite composers, performers, and sound artists who currently incorporate electronic resources into their practice, or would like to begin doing so, to join me in exploring the whole gamut of approaches now available. This might mean working on a piece for acoustic instruments and live electronics, creating an electroacoustic soundscape composition, designing an improvisatory framework for one or more laptops, developing a sound installation, or using spectral analysis as the basis for a purely acoustic work, among many other possibilities.

In addition to addressing technical issues (e.g., programming in Max), we will investigate aesthetic concerns that arise from our work. There will be frequent group meetings during which we can exchange ideas and learn about each other’s work. I also will be available for individual meetings. I plan to hold several improvisation sessions for anyone who would like to participate, as this activity can prompt musical discoveries that we may want to pursue in our own work.

 Application Requirements

 1.  If you are primarily a composer or sound artist, submit two recent works, with appropriate documentation: audio (MP3 or AAC), video, scores, software (patches, scripts). For files larger than 15 MB, please use a file-sharing service, such as Box or DropBox, and include a link to the files in a separate document that you submit. You may also link to a media sharing site, such as YouTube or Vimeo.

If you are primarily a performer, please link to video documentation of two of your performances.

2.  A letter of intent (.doc, .docx, .pdf), saying what you would like to work on during the residency. Briefly describe your influences, experience, and aspirations. Please also indicate your level of experience with music technology (not for selection purposes).

3.  A short CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf).

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

Ends on 12/4/2016$ 25.00
$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, May 14 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

I am interested in prose writing by hard-working writers in any genre, including (but in no way limited to) hybrid work that blends fiction with elements of nonfiction such as autobiography, travelogue, journal, et cetera. I am eager to work with writers dedicated to producing work in which as much attention is given to language—word choice and the form and arrangement of sentences—as it is to theme and story. During group meetings, participants who wish to do so may share work in progress and everyone should expect to engage in serious and focused discussions about various aspects of the craft of writing. Each writer has the opportunity to schedule an individual conference with me at any point during the residency.

 Application Requirements

 1. A brief bio or CV (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

 2. A letter of intent describing what you’ve been writing recently and what you expect to accomplish during the residency. Your letter should include the titles of two or three works that you consider models for what you’ll be working on; or, more generally, name two or three writers whose work has significantly influenced or inspired you. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

 3. A work sample of ten double-spaced pages of prose in the genre in which you plan to work during the residency. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

 If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

$ 25.00

Residency Dates: Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Description for Jennifer Monson and Zeena Parkins

In the residency, we will explore the role of experimental scoring in relation to improvisation and composition.  Drawing on our years of experience making scores at the intersection of dance and music, we have developed a collaborative process that includes scribing for each other immediately after improvising with specific scores. In this process, we have found that we unearth the different qualities of sonic and kinetic information that is both shared and distinct to sound and movement. From these discussions we generate new ideas and scores to research together, inevitably developing material that makes its way into new work. We share a particular interest in addressing different understandings of space, both natural and constructed, and its impact on and interaction with sonic and kinetic interventions.  

The residency will focus on the idea of a score as a means to generate material, research ideas and create performances. We are interested in starting with a very small kernel of information and seeing how far we can expand it in the three weeks. We will work collectively, in small groups and individually. The process will include generating movement, sound, drawings, photographs and writing. We are interested in experimenting with different kinds of visual and text-based instructions and parameters in the scoring.  Through the daily improvising and writing practice, we will each develop a score diary that can be used as a resource for making new work. This open-ended process will be adapted to the specific interests of the associate artists.

We are interested in working with artists who use sound and movement as the basis of their practice. In the past this has not been limited to music and dance artists, but has also included photographers, urban ecologists, biologists, landscape architects, architects and other visual and new media artists.

Application Requirements

                 1.            How you define and/or use scores in your work. 1-2 pages. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

                2.            A selection of 2 to 3 audio, video, or two-dimensional work samples:

- Total audio/video work sample time 20 minutes maximum:  excerpts or completed work: via Sound Cloud/Vimeo/YouTube/link to your web site

- Image requirements – Up to 5 pdf or image files of scores, diagrams, drawings or photographs  

                3.            A two-page resume or narrative biography (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page

November 19, 2016, at Atlantic Center for the Arts

Application Deadline is November 4, 2016 

Jamie Brisick is a writer, photographer, and director. He surfed on the ASP world tour from 1986 to 1991, and has since documented surf culture extensively. His books include We Approach Our Martinis With Such High Expectations and Have Board, Will Travel: The Definitive History of Surf, Skate, and Snow. His writings and photographs have appeared in The Surfer’s JournalThe New York Times, and The Guardian. He was the editor of Surfing magazine from 1998-2000. In 1981 he surrendered his virginity to a brown-skinned eighteen-year-old in a dinghy hotel room in Cayucos, California. Blue Oyster Cult’s “Burnin’ For You” played on the staticky clock radio. The smell of Marlboro Reds wafted from the stained bedspread. It did not last long. In 2008 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan. He lives in New York City, travels frequently, and loves his 6’1” Channel Islands Warp.

Artist's Statement: 

For nearly 25 years I’ve been writing about surfing and documenting surf culture at large. It continues to fascinate me, and I continue to find new ways into it. My approach to the workshop is less ‘Journalism 101’ and more about personal expression and growth. We’ll have only one day, but by the end of it I hope I can help you to go deeper as a writer, photographer, and/or filmmaker.

Agenda for November 19th:

9:00AM - Intros

9:30AM - Media and Journalism in the Industry - Then and Now.

10:00AM - Structure, POV, Interviewing, Recording, Note-taking, Outlining, Drafting, Workshopping, etc.

12:30PM - Lunch

1:15PM - Writing exercise

1:30PM - Voluntary readings and workshop

2:30PM - Photography and its relationship with surf journalism

3:30PM - Publication tips and contacts - Relationships, taking anything you can get, paying dues.

4:30PM - Documentary filmmaking for dummies - Or whatever…

5:00PM - Wrap

6:00PM - 2nd Night of the Florida Surf Film Festival Begins

Please submit the information requested, and one of our staff will contact you about workshop openings, required non-refundable deposit, travel advice, and be available for all other questions. 

The cost of the workshop is $95.  This does NOT include a pass for the Florida Surf Film Festival.  If you would like to include a discounted, two-night patron pass for the Florida Surf Film Festival, the added cost is $100.  This includes a 2016 FSFF t-shirt, FSFF Tervis Tumbler, Clancy's Cantina dinner both nights, and a Monster Energy Gift Bag. Check the appropriate box in the application to take advantage of the discounted patron pass.

If you'd like to stay at Atlantic Center for the Arts during the festival, we have small efficiency-style motel rooms for $69.50/night, including all taxes.  If you'd like to stay three nights, November 17-20th, you are eligible for a 20% discount for a total of $167.40, including taxes.  Please contact Stephanie Stallard at sstallard@atlanticcenterforthearts.org for reservations.