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

residency opportunity: Parent Residency Grant @ Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.

Our mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Our studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.

The Parent Grant—made possible by support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1450 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1450 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:

  • Bringing a caregiver or co-parent (must be 18+) to stay at WSW for the residency period
  • Finding a childcare facility near WSW
  • Locating individuals near WSW who can provide childcare
  • Paying for childcare at your family’s home base

If you plan to bring your child/children and are in need of childcare, WSW recommends using care.com to locate area providers. WSW cannot assist applicants in finding childcare options.

If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with one single bed, one double, and one single pull-out couch) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area. The maximum occupancy is four. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September – June

 -Application must include:

    • A current resume
    • A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1450 stipend
    • A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
    • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
    • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

Apply here: https://wsworkshop.org/residencies/parent-residency-grant/

Head to our FAQ page for additional information.

Women’s Studio Workshop
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

(845) 658-9133

info@wsworkshop.org

technical tuesday: a must read about envy and ego

Some of you might remember fondly laughing in the audience as Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) delivered his memorable Keynote speak at NCECA a few years ago. I see him as quite the quotable man at different points in my life and was taken by the following article by Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) (author of Steal Like An Artist) on the subject of envy for creatives which references a interview with Jerry as well. It’s a different type of “technical tuesday” on the blog I guess, one that asks us to be introspective,  but one we can all likely still learn from and think about in the studio today. I like to at least think i’m not the only one that feels creative jealousy and envy. If you can get through the day without feeling envious, well then I’m envious of you for that as well : )

Here’s to turning that envy into creativity.

“Nietzsche thought of envy as a confused but important signal from our deeper selves about what we really want. Everything that makes us envious is a fragment of our true potential, which we disown at our peril. We should learn to study our envy forensically, keeping a diary of envious moments, and then sift through episodes to discern the shape of a future, better self…. The envy we don’t own up to will otherwise end up emitting what Nietzsche called ‘sulfurous odours.’ Bitterness is envy that doesn’t understand itself.” (source)

Here’s the link to the full article by Austin Kleon: austinkleon.com/2018/09/27/an-enemy-of-envy/