This is more apt for a New Year’s post, but I feel inspired to write it now. I keep a physical journal on my desk with the word “Believe” on it that I have stored away for use for writing down project ideas. My intention is to use it as an idea journal. But this is for projects only, not necessarily for career goals and accomplishments. I’m getting a better sense of my direction as an artist, where my artwork falls and who appreciates it, and what to do with it and as a result finding opportunities that are more apt to my interests as an artist.
I believe in the spoken word rule, meaning if I speak it before I have solid foundation on the opportunity, I more often than not will loose that chance! So I have given up on the Art Contest series that I was doing in the fall and will just keep quiet on the things that I do submit to – these opportunities below I have no submitted to but plan to.
On facebook there is a nice way to save links now and I have been saving things that I want to do as an artist in the future – gives me ideas to keep busy!
1. The IMC Lab + Gallery Residency
The IMC Lab + Gallery is a technology research lab and a multimedia art gallery with a focus on creative software tools and interactive art forms. Our mission is to support artists and programmers by featuring their work in art shows, funding technology research, providing collaborative facilities for art-making, and finding commercial applications for new technologies.
I have a perfect idea for this, but I’m not sure if I can apply it to this residency and/or solve a real world problem with it so I’m not sure what use it would be.
2. Holocenter: Center for the Holographic Arts
The Center for the Holographic Arts in conjunction with Ohio State University offers a residency program to enable artists learn about holography and produce holographic artwork. There are two opportunities offered at the pulse laser studio in Columbus, Ohio. The Pulse Laser Holography Workshop enables artist with limited experience to learn about holography. While the Holographic Artist Residency offers experienced artists the facilities to create holograms using the pulse ‘camera’.
Again, I’d like to see what I can do with the holograph and to see how my artwork can be applied to it.
3. Zea Mays Printmaking
Zea Mays Printmaking is one of the premier green studios in the USA. Housed in a late 19th century brick factory building in a sleepy section of Northampton, Massachusetts, our studio comprises 6000 sq. feet of printmaking bliss. Our Residency Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a cutting-edge studio, research center, educational institution and artist community. We strive to create an environment that is both professional and personal with great respect for the creative process of each artist. Residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking provide artists an opportunity to learn the latest developments in safer and non-toxic printmaking.
Again, this residency will fit a project I have in mind, actually several, but they require two references and I only have one so far. Also good to know about to have in mind for the future and I’m familiar with the area it is located in.
4. Textílsetur Íslands Residency
Textílsetur Íslands, the Icelandic Textile Center, was founded in the town of Blönduós in Northern Iceland. It resides in the former Women’s College, Kvennaskólinn. Since 2005, it promotes Icelandic and international research in the textile field of art and design. The Artist Residency offers a place for sharing and learning different textile traditions and techniques. It provides specialized workshops, seminaries, discussions and an inspiring environment, which aims to develop and encourage hand-made creativity.
5. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Founded in 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology fosters creativity, intellectual inquiry and education. By helping others discover more about their core creative selves and their connections to nature, the Sitka Center works to fulfill its mission of expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity.