Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies
Opportunity type: Residency
For: Different creatives
Rewards: $5000 towards stipend and materials + accommodation + 6-week residency
Location Eligibility: Worldwide
About this opportunity
A Studio in the Woods invites artists to be agents of change in guiding our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future.
Artists play a vital role in facing the climate crisis. We encourage artists to guide our collective response to this challenging issue while bringing wisdom, integrity, optimism, and even humor to intentional projects seeking transformation for our species and our planet. Southeast Louisiana’s land and inhabitants are continually challenged by the effects of environmental degradation. As sea levels and temperatures rise, our landscape acts as a microcosm of the global environment. We look for ways to reimagine our interactions with our shifting urban and natural ecosystems. Rising Residencies provide artists with time, space, funding, and staff support to foster critical thinking in the creation of new works – igniting our imaginations while illuminating our challenges and inspiring solutions.
We are open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established dialogue with environmental and cultural issues. We ask artists to describe in detail how our unique region will affect their work, propose a public component to their residency, and suggest ways how they will engage with the local community.
Residencies are 6 weeks and will take place between September 2023 and May 2024. Flexibility in your dates is appreciated as we try to accommodate everyone’s schedules. You may come over six consecutive weeks or come twice for three-week sessions.
Recipients will be provided $3000 as a stipend and $2000 towards materials. We support each residency with an evaluator/ally, liberatory land orientation, two photography sessions, and an interview with a videographer. We additionally fund optional field trips such as boat rides and eco/history tours. Depending on the needs of the project, we may be able to assist artists in accessing Tulane University faculty consultants or research collections. We provide full room and board including food, utilities for living, and studio space to selected residents. Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from A Studio in the Woods for the residency are also the responsibility of the artist.
Local, national, and international visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists are eligible to apply. Both established and emerging artists may apply, but a dedicated practice and demonstrated commitment to public engagement are expected. Artists of color are encouraged to apply and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from Indigenous artists. Students enrolled in degree-seeking programs are not eligible. Collaborative teams of up to two artists can be in residence, please see our FAQ for more information on how to apply as a collaborative team.
Free to enter.
How to Apply
Apply using the link: https://www.astudiointhewoods.org/apply-for-rising-climate-in-crisis-residencies-3/
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