call for artists: Danish Art Foundation ~ International Research Visit – Crafts and Design

Who may apply?

Art / craft / design mediation professionals from abroad such as:
  • curators,
  • critics,
  • academic researchers,
  • journalists
  • etc.
may apply for funding for travel to and accommodation in Denmark.
Students and design schools may not apply.
Craftsmen and designers may only apply, if they can
document significant curatorial or other above mentioned  professional
experience.
The research programme is primarily aimed at
applicants who already have contacts on the Danish art scene or
candidates who wish to develop a project involving specific Danish
artists or institutions. Applicants must be able to organise meetings
with institutions/craftsmen/designers and studio visits on their own.
Please note: The Danish Arts Foundation is obliged to publish the names of all applicants.

Purpose of the program

  • To provide
    art/craft/design mediation professionals from abroad with the
    opportunity to acquire an insight into the contemporary Danish craft and
    design scene.
  • To strengthen networking and dialogue between the Danish and international craft and design scenes.

Full details here: http://www.kunst.dk/english/funding/subsidies/tilskud/international-research-visit-crafts-and-design/

residency opportunity: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

The
Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional
talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create
new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic
artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a
community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art
Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios,
work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their
residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio.
Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find
it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close
proximity to natural beauty.
Surrounded
by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson River, the
Byrdcliffe Art Colony is home to over 80 artists each year, with 60
being hosted by the Artist in Residence Program while the remainder are
those who benefit from our artists’ housing. Beyond the AIR program, the
Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the
Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt.
Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
which is located in the center of Woodstock. At Byrdcliffe creative
time is sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what
activities will contribute to their residency experience. Byrdcliffe
offers a unique experience in simplicity of living amid the natural
beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields and woodland. At the
same time, Byrdcliffe provides the opportunity to live in a community of
creative people of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to
honoring the creative spirit.
Ceramics:
Please apply using the Visual Artists’ online application!! Byrdcliffe
accepts artists working in handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. To
be eligible for the residency, artists must have prior experience in
glaze mixing and kiln firing. CERAMIC ARTISTS CAN APPLY FOR 8 WEEK SESSIONS.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Session Dates: Each
four week session is limited to 12-15 individuals. Candidates may apply
for additional weeks in the event a space becomes available. Most
sessions conclude with an Open Studio where residents share their work
with each other and the regional artistic community.

    • Session I: May 31 – June 26, 2017 (4 weeks)
    • Session II: June 28 – July 24, 2017 (4 weeks)
    • Session III: August 9 – September 4, 2017 (4 weeks)
    • Session IV: September 6 – October 2, 2017 (4 weeks)

residency opportunity: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

The Arrowmont Artists-in- Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.

Each year, five artists working in different media are selected to participate in the 11- month program, which begins in mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Artists are given a monthly stipend, shared housing with private bedrooms and meals (during workshop sessions), and a private well lit studio with climate control, a basic work table, shelving and sink. Professional development opportunities are made available though funding and networking sources. At the conclusion of the program, residents exhibit their work collectively in the Arrowmont main gallery and have opportunities to sell their work through Arrowmont’s Artist Outfitters Store.

Application Due Feb. 1.

This information and additional details can be found at: http://www.arrowmont.org/artist-in-residence/