The purpose of this residency is to support local artists by providing them a nuanced material—the library—to advance their artistic practice in a very public platform, as well as the opportunity to design, implement, and teach yearlong art classes to youth that do not receive arts opportunities. Artists are encouraged to pick a library location that would inform their artistic practice.
Artists are selected by a jury of contemporary artists, education experts and philanthropists.
Residencies awarded provide the following:
+ Year-round temporary studio spaces in public libraries for artists to create new work (worth approx $8,000).
+ The opportunity to mentor 45 children & youth through free after-school and weekend art classes at that library. Cash grants of $5,400 are provided to artists for teaching youth.
+ A paid artist talk at the library.
+ Group exhibition at a gallery at the end of the residency.
+ Studio visits by curators.
+ Artists are teacher-trained by ProjectArt, hence when the residency concludes, artist will leave ProjectArt with an employable skill.
*teaching experience is not a requirement to apply
Friday June 15, 2017