Residency Dates: Sunday, February 12 to March 4, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST
To read the full Mentoring Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.
I would like to work with multidisciplinary artists who labor publicly with a sense of urgency, with visionary artists who understand the prophetic aspect of their performative public practices as they ethically engage in creating a culture of consciousness—one project at a time. I welcome artists who mix the poetic with the political, the meditative with activism; silence and sound, stillness and movement. I seek artists who engage unapologetically in ambitiously complex social practices, pursuing research in decolonization processes & human rights, feminist, gender & queer critiques, ecological restoration & organic food production; with artists engaged in long-term works resulting in a wide range of profound empathic manifestations: from intimate healing gestures that are completely ephemeral, to large-scale public performances as cathartic portraits of societies; or hybrid gardens of natives, ornamentals & edibles that support regional nutritional sovereignty. The artist as a gardener of awareness. A savage future awaits and we need to rewild ourselves in order to become creatively instinctive and thus resilient, understanding that the history of art (if not of humanity) is about to be rewritten by the current crisis of democracy in the context of climate change.
My three-week residency will start with a five-day immersive seminar consisting of daily exercises that explore the psychic archaeology of the creative process of each participant, bonding the group. This will be followed by two weeks of generous curatorial consultations through mostly individual appointments about their new and/or ongoing projects. The focus of this residency will be on clarifying & sharpening the making processes which the participants bring into our safe space.
(All texts in .doc, .docx or .pdf form)
1. One-page (or less) autobiographical personal account
2. One-page (or less) narrative of your professional practice evolution
3. One-page (or less) proposal of the project you wish to work on during the residency
4. 12 images (.jpgs) with their titles, dates, materials & dimensions (if applicable)
5. Link(s) to your website(s) and/or online videos
All residency fees, room, and board are waived; this does not include travel, transportation, and artist materials.
Application fee: $25
If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page