call for applications: 2019 Transformation Fellow

Deadline November 28, 2018                                                                                     

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a Transformation Fellow for a term from February 19 to April 6, 2019.

During the course of their term here, the Transformation Fellow will support diversity, equity, and inclusion as a critic and mentor within the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs and engage with communities at UNLV and in Las Vegas at large.

While there are no formal teaching requirements for the Transformation Fellow, this is a “working” residency program. In addition to the primary objective of furthering one’s creative or critical practice during their time in Las Vegas, Fellows will be asked to fulfill at least 6 hours/week in service work with, and on behalf of, the Department of Art. In addition to conducting studio visits with students, attending Spring semester Graphic Design and Media programming, BFA and MFA Thesis and Midway exhibitions, and participating in discussions and group critiques of student work, the Fellow’s plan should include a community engagement component. This may involve the following types of activities which relate to the Transformation Fellow’s own creative practice, skills, and interests:

  • hosting a short series of salons or pop-up exhibitions to address key topics of relevance to artists, designers, and the Las Vegas community;

  • presenting a public lecture;

  • activating a collaboration between Department of Art students and the local community or a local non-profit organization.

The fellow will have 24-hour access to a studio space. An 8,000 USD honorarium, and a 2,000 USD housing/travel stipend will be provided. The Department of Art will serve as a resource and help facilitate introductions to students and the local community. There will be a separate budget for engagements.

The Transformation Fellow will be an artist, scholar, designer, educator, curator, or community arts leader who has at least one solo exhibition, publication, or significant public or collaborative project of note. This position is open to those who have a terminal degree or comparable experience and those who have followed traditional and nontraditional paths.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. UNLV employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a public degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus near the Las Vegas Strip. It is ranked #1 for diversity by US News & World Report, and designated by the federal government as a Hispanic Serving Institution. About 70% of the students are students of color. Many are the first in their families to attend College. UNLV offers one of the most affordable University educations in the US.

The Department of Art is reviewing and revising its curriculum and programming to create a model for professional development in all areas of the arts, design, and art history, to teach the diversity of culture and identity in the US and its democratic values, and to prepare graduates for success in competitive and evolving communities through access to cutting-edge fabrication equipment, new critical and creative contexts, and opportunities for exhibition, discussion, and critique linked with various progressive and interdisciplinary partners in Las Vegas and beyond.

To apply:

Please submit by November 28, 2018, as a single PDF to art.gradcoord@unlv.edu with “Transformation Fellow” in the subject line:

  1. a cover letter;

  2. a project proposal for your time at UNLV that defines transformation and addresses how you will involve students, faculty, staff, and diverse members of various communities in your undertaking;

  3. A bio and CV with contact information for 2 references;

  4. A portfolio, as applicable, with 5-10 pages of work. Please embed images within pdf and link to vimeo for video. We will review up to 10 minutes of video submissions.

Email questions to Wendy Kveck at art.gradcoord@unlv.edu.

Successful applicants will be notified December 10, 2018.

 

residency opportunity: Truro Center for the Arts

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
Residency Timeframe: January 2 – March 31, 2019

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is currently offering a 3-month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2019. Our goal is to give driven and self-directed artists the opportunity to enhance their personal, intellectual and creative growth by expanding their body of work or creating a specific project. Free from the distractions of everyday pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be granted a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery upon completion of their stay.

The residency runs from January 2 to March 31, 2019 and includes housing and studio space for $600/month. A total of two residents will be selected based on a review of application materials. Each resident will have a personal workspace in a shared studio and open access to the communal ceramics studio and kilns. Materials and firing fees are payable through Castle Hill at a discounted rate. Residents will share a furnished 2 bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry, and internet access. It is highly recommended to have a car, as there are limited public transportation options and no grocery store within walking distance.

The ceramics facility at Castle Hill offers all standard studio equipment including wheels and a slab roller, as well as many kilns in excellent condition including several programmable electric kilns, a Bailey gas kiln, raku, salt, and a train style wood kiln. The studio barn is nestled in the gentle hills of Truro Massachusetts, just steps from the ocean. The Cape is rich with nature, art activities, beaches, and small-town charm.

Apply by visiting our website: https://www.castlehill.org/opportunities-1/#ceramic-residency
Questions? Contact Chris Watt, Ceramics Program Director: chriswatt@castlehill.org

residency opportunity: A.I.R Vallauris

Our schedule for 2019 is now available and we are currently accepting applications for both the Standard and the Atelier Tremplin residencies.

Standard Residency
For the past 17 years A.I.R. Vallauris welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research, create and exhibit new work in an unique environment.

  • Session I : Tuesday, 19 February 2019 to Friday, 22 March 2019
  • Session II: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 to Friday, 10 May 2019
  • Session III: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 to Friday, 21 June 2019
  • Session IV: Tuesday, 2 July 2019 to Friday, 2 August 2019
  • Session V: Tuesday, 3 September 2019 to Friday, 4 October 2019
  • Session VI: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 to Friday, 29 November 2019
Atelier Tremplin
The “Atelier Tremplin” is specifically formulated for recent graduates of art and ceramic schools; under graduates or graduate curriculum. The goal of the Atelier Tremplin is to provide a staircase for new graduates that will assist them in making their advancement into increasingly skilled and competent practice. Provision of housing, study space, opportunity for community engagement and for public exhibitions of the culmination of individual creative skills are essential components of the programme.

  • Winter session: Monday, February 18, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Spring/Summer session: Monday, May 13, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Fall Session: Monday, September 9, 2019 to Friday, November 29, 2019
We accept applications throughout the year. Upcoming application submission deadlines include: 31 October, 2019 and 30 November 2018. As we give priority according to application dates, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

To request more information please email us at: contact@air-vallauris.com

residency opportunity: CeramAiR

Link to View Current and Past Projects Here

Applications are accepted on-line only – Apply Now

Application Process
Open to emerging and established visual artists in ceramic or overlapping interdisciplinary practices. Applications are accepted on-line only. Please Contact Us if you need assistance or experience any difficulties.

Please note: Staff are only available limited hours during weekdays. Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm.

Dates/Deadlines
Please note that dates are tentative and may change slightly

  • Deadline to Apply for 2019: November 4th, 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified November 16th, 2018
  • Residency: January 4th – April 5th (dates are flexible) 2019
  • Solo exhibition: resident will have a show during the last week of their stay.

Apply here (Applications are accepted online only)

Download the CeramAiR_GUIDELINES_March2017

NOTE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please ensure that you apply far enough in advance and that you are able to travel, have visas and passports in order and are able to accept a residency for the dates specified prior to making application.

Full details here: www.caetani.org/ceramair-ceramics-residency/

residency opportunity: CeramAIR Ceramics Residency

Now accepting Applications for CeramAiR 2019

  • Residency Dates: January 4th – April 5th (dates are flexible) 2019

A Partnership between the Caetani Cultural Centre, the Arts Council of the North Okanagan and the Vernon Community Arts Centre.

Application Process

Open to emerging and established visual artists in ceramic or overlapping interdisciplinary practices. Applications are accepted on-line only. Please visit our website www.caetani.org for more information or Contact Us if you need assistance or experience any difficulties.

The artist is provided with accommodations at the Caetani Centre, and is also provided with use of a shared studio workspace and equipment at the Vernon Community Arts Centre (VCAC) operated by the Arts Council of the North Okanagan (ACNO).

The residency is a multi-faceted experience that will include opportunities for teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.

  • Deadline to Apply for 2019: November 4th, 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified November 16th, 2018
  • Solo exhibition: resident will have a show during the last week of their stay.

NOTE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please ensure that you apply far enough in advance and that you are able to travel, have visas and passports in order and are able to accept a residency for the dates specified prior to making application.

Selection of Applicants

The successful CeramAIR Resident has a genuine commitment to working with clay, a willingness to work with the local community, and a desire to grow in the development of their own work. They bring a high level of professionalism and competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and facility.

A selection committee composed of arts professionals will review and select candidates for the program. Selection is based on the body of work presented, cv and project proposal.

Professional Development, Opportunities & Obligations

The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, and to establish professional practices and standards. Both Centers offer the support of their staff and facilities to help Resident Artists reach the next stage of development in their careers.

Artists-in-Residence are requested to leave a piece of art in the community, if possible.

Sponsored Artist Support

Whenever possible, the program will strive to provide an honorarium (Canadian funds), however this is not guaranteed unless specifically noted prior to the start of the residency. Honorariums are payable at the end of the residency following successful completion of the program. All honorariums are dependent upon funding.

Funding

We are happy to support any successful applicants for funding prior to attending the residency with letters of support, etc.

Please note:

  • The residency does NOT include travel expenses, food, health insurance, art materials, shipping costs, exhibition costs, or other personal expenses.
  • Most participants apply for grants to institutions, foundations, universities, government agencies, etc. in their country/province of origin to assist with funding their stay.
  • Double-occupancy can be considered for an additional fee of $5/night ($150/mo). No pets or children please.

Residential Accommodation at the Caetani Cultural Centre

The Caetani Centre provides a private room, with shared kitchen, bathroom, and common areas. Please visit our website www.caetani.org for more information.

The Caetani Centre does not provide daily cleaning of the studios or rooms, or daily meals. Residents are expected to maintain their studio spaces and rooms, shared common areas of the kitchen, bathroom and other common areas in a clean, tidy and orderly manner, with respect for the other residents using the space. There is a damage/cleaning deposit fee, refundable upon inspection following the residency.

Shared Studio Facilities and Equipment at the VCAC

Shared studio/work area is included for the residency at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Classes are sometimes conducted in the vicinity of the studio and the CeramAiR resident will be given notice ahead of time of class schedules.

The purpose of the Arts Council of the North Okanagan is to stimulate, encourage, support and develop the varied artistic and cultural projects and activities in the Greater Vernon. The Arts Council operates the Vernon Community Arts Centre, a public arts facility which houses 8 professionally equipped studios. VCAC is located in scenic Polson Park which allows easy access to many outdoor services and amenities. Please visit the Caetani website www.caetani.org for more information.

Please note: If you have special equipment needs you should contact the Centre to ensure that this program is suitable for your expectations prior to making application.

Transportation

The Caetani Centre residential accommodation is within walking distance to most downtown shopping amenities and the Vernon Community Arts Centre is located about a 15 minute walk from the Caetani Centre. Parking is available at both Centres.

Arrangements for transport of materials may be arranged through volunteers and staff whenever possible, but is not guaranteed. Taxi service is also available. A complimentary bicycle and helmet are also available for the resident’s use (at their own risk).

Location, location, location…

The Caetani House is located two blocks from downtown Vernon, and is within walking distance or public transportation to shopping, as well as most public facilities and amenities. Bike trails and bus service are available in the region, and also to larger centres.

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is located about a 15 minute walk from the Caetani Centre, in beautiful Polson Park.

In the heart of award winning wine country, the Greater Vernon community offers hiking trails, nature centres, a public art gallery and arts centre, performing arts centre, recreation centre, Vernon Community Music School, commercial galleries, library, science centre, and shopping. We are located between three lakes: Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Lake and Swan Lake, and 25 minutes from world class cross country and downhill skiing, and mountain biking at Silver Star Mountain. 30 minutes from Kelowna International Airport. 5 hours from Vancouver by car, 6 hours from Calgary.

Caetani Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, BC
Canada V1T 4L4
250-275-1525 | www.caetani.org