Location: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park, Indiana
Mission: Andrea Zittel, American, b. 1965, Indy Island 2010, fiberglass, foam, mixed media. Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
About 20 feet in diameter, Indy Island is a fully inhabitable experimental living structure that examines the daily needs of contemporary human beings. Each summer, the island will be occupied by one or two commissioned residents. They will collaborate with Zittel by adapting and modifying the island’s structure according to their individual needs.
Cost: The chosen applicant will be awarded a stipend to customize the interior of the island and implement their proposal during a residency.
Island residents are provided with a budget of $3000, paid in two installments, to purchase materials for fabrication. All materials purchased with this budget are property of the IMA. A personal stipend of $1500 is also awarded.
The IMA will provide roundtrip travel to Indianapolis for one resident. If a group application is chosen, these stipends will be divided among members of the group, or the group can nominate an individual member to serve as a representative for the residency.
Residents will be loaned an iPad to use for blogging for the duration of the residency.
This commission is a large time commitment. It would be ideal for students participating to earn credits at their university for their work, but this must be negotiated by the resident with his or her university.
Application Fee: n/a
Number of Artists: About one person at a time
Collaboratives and groups are encouraged to apply. Please fill out one application, regardless of the number of people in your group.
Accommodations: Residents will be responsible for the design, customization, and fabrication of the interior of the island and all other components of the selected project. Indy Island is currently supplied with objects created by or brought to the island by the previous residents. It will be the 2013 resident’s choice to incorporate these materials into new proposals or to disregard these objects.
The Park is open from dawn until dusk. Security is available at the Museum 24 hours a day, and will be accessible via a radio loaned to the residents. Residents will have a key to the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion. Restrooms are located within the Pavilion, and it can also be used as a refuge during extreme weather. Showers are located within the Museum.
Length of Stay: 6 weeks
Demographic/Medium: Graduate and undergraduate students and professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture and performing arts are encouraged to apply to customize and reside on Indianapolis Island.
Benefits: (see above)
Deadline: TBA (check in January)