RESIDENCY PROJECT of KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

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Location: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, PA, USA

 

Mission: The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, crafts-persons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. This residency will result in a month long exhibit. We search for proposals that demonstrate innovation and deep, nuanced understanding of contemporary art, craft, or design. We seek to provide opportunities for our students to gain experience in installation settings, as well as acquainting them with artists in the art world outside of the university.

Since 2009. Sponsored by the Dean’s office, College of Visual and Performing Arts sponsored project.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, located in rural Pennsylvania an hour north of Philadelphia, and two hours west of New York City, has an enrollment of 10,000+ students. Each year, our College of Visual and Performing Arts awards over 200 undergraduate degrees in Communication Design, Fine Arts, Art Education, Crafts, Art History, and Applied Digital Arts. Our Visual Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

 

Stipends: The selected artist (or artist team) will be awarded $7,500. The award must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work, all incidental costs, meals, transportation costs, and all artist fees and honoraria. The university will cover housing+breakfasts one block from the gallery (The Main Street Inn) for one artist (or couple) – daily breakfast included. All remaining housing costs for additional artists and/or support personnel must be covered from the $7,500 award. (Alternative housing with a faculty member is available and the housing award can be used toward the stipend, this is negotiable).

 

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Application Fee: $10 Slide Room application fee (required to submit images of work)

 

Number of Artists: Up to 1 artist at a time

 

 

Length of Stay: January 22, 2018 to February 8, 2018

 

Accommodations: Kutztown’s Sharadin Arts Building has classrooms and tools dedicated to concentrations such as ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, woodworking, textile work, etc.

The gallery space has access to a loading dock, as well as sinks and all the tools necessary to alter the lighting and other means to create a successful installation.

The artist selected for the residency will be housed during the entirety of the residency at Kutztown’s Main St. Inn with accommodations for one artist (or couple). The Inn, situated one block from the art building and gallery in a historical boutique hotel that provides breakfast every morning for the resident artist (or couple) staying at the Inn. Other meals are covered under the stipend awarded to the artist.

 

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Demographic/Medium: All locations (international applications welcome) for artists at all career levels, VISUAL ARTS ONLY

 

Benefits: Opportunity for an artist to visualize a large scale installation with free assistance. Create relationships with undergraduate students and faculty. Preparator on call for heavy duty installations. Catalog published post exhibition.

Two hours from NYC and Philadelphia (local bus provides round trips every three hours). 24/7 access.
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Deadline: July 28, 2017

 

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