Bucknell University’s Department of Art & Art History and Samek Art Museum invite applications from visual artists working in experimental media for the Ekard Artist Residency. This residency offers the artist time and space to work as well as an opportunity to publicly present their work on campus. The Ekard Artist Residency seeks to provide students at Bucknell with the opportunity to engage with, and learn from accomplished artists through master classes, workshops, demonstrations, and/or studio critiques in conjunction with the Department of Art & Art History. Additionally, the resident artist is expected to hold an open studio once per week. The residency culminates in a public presentation of new work created during the artist’s stay through a lecture, catalog, performance, or exhibition in collaboration with the Samek Art Museum.
The Ekard Artist Residency accepts applications from artists who have achieved significant recognition in their field. Applicants currently enrolled in a degree program are not eligible. While the artists are evaluated primarily on the quality of their creative work and their ability to enhance our students’ education, we are also interested in the potential of the artist’s practice to translate into an innovative new body of work during the residency period.
The Ekard Artist Residency encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.
The Ekard Artist Residency provides private housing, a multi-purpose studio, meals, a materials budget, and a $10,000(US) honorarium. Other expenses, including travel, must be covered out of the honorarium. Payment will be made upon the completion of the residency.
– 20 images of your creative work, labeled with title, date, dimensions, uploaded to SlideRoom
– Link to your website (optional)
– Artist statement
– Proposal for student engagement (approximately 500 words)
– Proposal for creative work, describing the project(s) you would develop during your time at Bucknell. (approximately 500 words)
– Contact information for 3 references who are familiar with you and your work.
Four to six weeks from mid-March through April 2019
Aug. 1, 2018
Finalists will be notified by Oct. 5, 2018.
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