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RESIDENCY PROJECT 2018: KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Award: $ 7,500 Project Budget, $ 2,500 Housing
Residency Dates: Jan. 22 – Feb. 8, 2018 / Exhibition on view: Feb. 8 – Mar. 8, 2018
The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, crafts-persons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. The artwork will remain on view from February 8 – March 8, 2018. The selected artist (or artist team) will be awarded $7,500. The award must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work, all incidental costs, meals, transportation costs, and all artist fees and honoraria. The university will provide $2,500 stipend for housing one block from the gallery (Main Street Inn) for one artist (or couple) – daily breakfast included. All remaining housing costs for additional artists and/or support personnel must be covered from the $7,500 award. (Alternative housing with a faculty member is available and the housing award can be used toward the stipend, this is negotiable).
A group of Kutztown University students will be available to assist with the physical production of the selected proposal, but take note that their availability and skill set are limited.
Application deadline is end-of-business, Friday July 28, 2017.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, located an hour north of Philadelphia, and two hours west of New York City, has an enrollment of 10,000+ students. Each year, our College of Visual and Performing Arts awards over 200 undergraduate degrees in Communication Design, Fine Arts, Art Education, Crafts, Art History, and Applied Digital Arts. Our Visual Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Proposed artwork can be realized in any medium and there are no restrictions on form or content. However, proposals that demonstrate innovation and deep, nuanced understanding of contemporary art, craft, or design are preferred. Proposals must be for a site-specific installation and must differ greatly from a proposal for a solo exhibition. Preference will be given to proposals that have a strong student involvement component.
All proposals will be reviewed for overall artistic merit, impact on the experience of our students, feasibility within the established time-frame and budget, artist’s demonstration of ability to complete such a project (as evidenced by past projects or a detailed work plan and budget for the KU project), and the relationship of the project to the gallery’s mission.
The Marlin and Reginal Miller Art Gallery of Kutztown University presents significant and professionally executed solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art in a variety of mediums as well as supporting programs, events, and services that will directly enhance the artistic and philosophical development of our students and will contribute to the lives of residents within our service area. We strive to challenge assumptions and stimulate discussion by presenting artwork and programs relevant to the social and cultural life of the general and special populations within our service area.
ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE UPLOADED ONLINE THROUGH SLIDE ROOM, NO MAILED APPLICATIONS.
Required for submission:
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED — WE WILL NOT CONSIDER MAILED PROPOSALS
The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania will:
This is not a collaborative project between the artist(s) and the gallery. The artist(s) is solely responsible for completing all creative and technical aspects of their project. The gallery can only provide the support and benefits detailed above.
Specific logistical questions should be e-mailed to Karen Stanford, Director of University Galleries