NEIGHBOURHOOD SPACES, Socially-Engaged Artist in Residence Program, NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Application deadline: May 6th, 2013

Details and application instructions: www.brokencitylab.org/apply

Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR), Broken City Lab (BCL) and The City of Windsor are pleased to announce the launch of Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program,
a new initiative that will locate ten chosen artists in community sites
throughout Windsor and Essex County in Ontario, for 4-6 week artist
residences. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation,
this new program will allow artists to pursue research and/or create
work(s) that engage, explore and connect with local communities. The
program is inviting applications from Canadian artists of all
disciplines including visual, performing, literary, music,
interdisciplinary and media arts.

Neighbourhood Spaces
will embed artists in community sites such as parks, nature reserves,
libraries, health or community centres. These sites will provide a β€œhome
base” for each artist to work during their residency, while also
allowing the artist to take on diverse roles, engaging with community
members in various ways to animate, explore and inspire the specific
stories, curiosities, challenges and triumphs of the local community.

Curated by Broken City Lab, residencies will begin in summer 2013 and be staggered throughout the year, concluding in August 2014.There is no application or residency fee.
Each artist will receive $4750, which includes an artist fee and
funding to assist in covering travel, housing (for the duration of the
residency), material and per diem expenses. While housing is not
provided, Neighbourhood Spaces is available to assist artists in finding
accommodations. A final exhibition and symposium will be held in the
fall of 2014 and an online publication will be created documenting the
program.

The Program Coordinator will serve as a liaison between
the artists and community site and will be available to assist in
documenting work, promoting events and connecting to local resources,
including organizations, artists, and volunteers. Along with a
standardized submission form and artistic support materials, applicants
are asked to outline their ideal neighbourhood site. A list of potential
community sites can be found in the online application.

For more information about Neighbourhood Spaces, visit: www.acwr.net/ns or www.brokencitylab.org/apply

CONTACT
Alana Bartol
Program Coordinator
Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program
1942 Wyandotte St E
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E4