Our friends at the BCA want you to know about: Artist Residency

Mar 8, 2012 by

Our friends at the BCA want you to know about:  Artist Residency

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for the Artist Residency Program. The program aims to provide an environment where artists can experiment with their craft, develop their focus or test new ideas and simultaneously engage in public dialogue in a way that is considerate to the artist’s time and process.

This fifteen-week, process-oriented residency is awarded to two individual artists per year (no groups or collaborative pairs). Through a series of community programs jointly developed by the artist and the BCA, it allows artists to connect to the public and explore themes that inform their residency project.

International artists are invited to apply; however, all artists are responsible for their own visa, travel, living and housing expenses. With the BCA’s commitment to local artists, at least one resident will be an individual based in Massachusetts.

This year jurors include: Jenelle Porter, senior curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Andrew Witkin; Barbara Krakow Gallery; and Catherine D’Ignazio, director, the Institute for Infinitely Small Things.

Financial Support | Artists receive a $2,250 honorarium.

Studio Space
Artists are provided with a private studio in the BCA Artist Studios Building, which houses a community of nearly 50 artists including painters, printmakers, sculptors, filmmakers, craftspeople, writers, performing artists and others.
• 24-hour access to studio
• Studio assistant (8-12 hours a week)
• Curatorial visits and professional development opportunities organized by the BCA
• Windows and independently controlled heating unit
• Sinks and running water are available on the floor (not in the studio)
• Fourth-floor, 239 square foot space
• Artist will be responsible for transporting supplies to fourth floor studio
• NOTE: no internet access in studio and no elevator in building

Public Opportunities
Artists will be expected to present their work to the public, through open studios, workshops and talks.

Timeline
Submission Deadline  |  Friday, April 20th (NOTE: received by BCA)
Notification  |  Friday, June 8th
Artist Residency #1  |  Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – Friday, December 21, 2012
Artist Residency #2  |  Monday, March 4, 2013 – Friday, June 14, 2013

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