|Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts|
Artist In Residence (AIR) Program
2011 Call for Entries
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Residencies
Application Deadline: May 20, 2011
Students from the Margaret S. Sterck School for the Deaf interact with their installation titled Elettrostatica in the DCCA DuPont I Gallery led by instructor Ben Volta.
Wilmington, Del. - 22 March 2011 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces the 2011 Call for Entries for the Art & Community Visual Arts Residency Program (AIR) for residencies that will take place from Fall 2012 - Spring 2013. The purpose of this residency program is to allow artists to conceive, implement, and manage a project that engages a community group in meaningful art experiences; encourage the work of innovative artists; and to infuse challenging ideas and issues into the community. Artists in all visual and interdisciplinary art media involving the visual arts are eligible to apply. Certain eligibility requirements apply.
Please refer to the full PDF application.
During the residency, an artist lives at the DCCA and makes a full-time commitment to collaborate with an under-served community group for six to eight weeks to create artwork based on issues relevant to the participants' lives. Artists work with the community group approximately 8 -10 hours per week in addition to several hours of additional preparation time necessary for fulfilling the goals of the residency. Residencies typically culminate in an exhibition, performance, or installation at the community site or at the DCCA. The DCCA may also schedule an exhibition of the artist's own work dependent on timing and curatorial review.The DCCA oversees the details of the residency, arranges for the community partnership in cooperation with the artist, seeks funding, and supports the planning and documentation processes; including a catalogue that features residencies with images, project summaries, and artists' biographies.
Carlos Ferguson in partnership with the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club presents their final project to the public in an outdoor screening of The Other Histories of the World. May, 2010.
Visit our website to download the full AIR Application PDF:
For inquiries regarding this program please contact Jane Chesson, DCCA Curator of Education at: 302-656-6455 x7101, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist in Residence Carrie Dashow works in the DCCA classroom on a project collaboration with students from the Latin American Community Center. Summer, 2010.
Funding and Benefits:
ˇ Stipend of up to $3000 per month
ˇ Funds for supplies and travel costs
ˇ Live/work accommodations at the DCCA
ˇ Publicity, administrative support, and documentation
ˇ Inclusion in a residency catalogue
ˇ Consideration for an exhibition at the DCCA
Eligibility and Requirements: (Full requirements are listed in the AIR Application PDF)
Artists in all visual and interdisciplinary art media involving the visual arts are eligible to apply subject to the following:
ˇ Artists must be United States citizens.
ˇ Artists are responsible for arranging their own transportation. A car is required.
ˇ Artists must commit full-time to the residency project.
ˇ Artists enrolled in a full-time degree program during the residency period are not eligible.
Applications for Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Residencies
Send complete applications under one cover to:
Liz Hickok and residents from the 2nd district community in Wilmington collaborate on a series made from Jell-OŽ. Spirit of Life, Wilmington in Jell-OŽ, 2008
Jane Chesson, Curator of Education
Visual Arts Residency Program
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Deadline: All application materials must include your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and received no later than May 20, 2011.
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
For questions please call or email Jane Chesson, DCCA Curator of Education at: 302-656-6455 x7101, email@example.com.