Sometimes what you need is space—physical and psychic—to fully engage in your practice. Whether you are an artist, performer, or writer, one of the perks of living creatively is that your work can flourish in many different contexts and many different cities. Have you ever asked: What would it be like to paint on the shores of Romania? Or work on an experimental theatre project in Ireland? Or write next to a lake in central Mexico? With the residencies and open calls we’ve found for you, all for free or with a stipend, the opportunity is yours for the taking.
Fire Island Artist Residency
Fire Island, New York
Deadline: April 4, 2016
Fire Island Artist Residency is the first residency in the United States exclusively for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Now in its fourth season in the secluded community of Cherry Grove, NY, the five emerging artists accepted will share a live/work space for a four-week program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures by, renowned leaders in contemporary art and curation.
360 XOCHI QUETZAL
Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Deadline: August 7, 2016
The program, located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico, provides free housing and food for one writer and one emerging artist for one month. National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply.
The Middle-East Art Laboratory
Deadline: April 10, 2016
Cultural workers, theoreticians, art historians and philosophers can take part in the Laboratory’s kick-off workshop and conference, taking place in Berlin this June. The conference will include artists and curators working in the contemporary art sphere with the Middle East as their orientation, while the workshop will focus on questions concerning methods and approaches to visualization of the concept of “Middle-East art.”
Oficina do Convento Art Residency
Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo, Portugal
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Artists, architects, engineers and designers are invited to submit their proposals for projects on the following themes: Earth Architecture, Ceramics, and Sound Sculpture. The grantees will be allowed to work in the Oficinas do Convento’s studios for one month and will receive 300 € to use for the development of the project, as well as its implementation, presentation and promotion. At the end of each residency, the projects will be presented publicly in an exhibition.
Lacawac Artists Residency
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located near Lake Ariel Town in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Professional or aspiring artists are selected for one to two week-long residencies. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the Lacawac as inspiration. Housing and limited studio space is provided.
Cow House Studios Artist Residency
April 10, 2016
The Autumn residency program at Cow House Studios, curated by Kate Strain, is the third endeavor allied with her project The Centre For Dying On Stage. Thematically, the residency aims to investigate the overlap between performance and performativity in contemporary arts practice. The 9-week studio residency will be accompanied by a series of events, including workshops, readings, recitals, conversations, walks, dinners, and screenings.
The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory
April 15, 2016
The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants.
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