Thursday, March 20, 2008

Art-in-Education Residency - Request For Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing (POSTMARK)
Next deadline: April 1, 2008

Art-in-Education Residency - Request For Proposals

Women's Studio Workshop

Each year WSW awards two eight-week Art-in-Education residency grants for emerging artists working in book arts. Grantees will teach young people through our studio-based Art-in-Education program called "Hands-on-Art" and have the opportunity to spend time creating new work at WSW.

For these residencies, WSW is especially interested in providing opportunities to emerging artists who come from different regions of the country and/or diverse cultural backgrounds. Each award includes a $400 per week stipend for up to ten weeks, and a $750 materials budget, housing, travel costs (within the Continental US), and unlimited studio access.

The residencies will take place approximately eighteen to twenty-four months after the April 1 deadline, in September-October with high school students, or March-April with fifth graders.

This Request for Proposal is a two-step juried process. Artists interested in this opportunity submit materials to WSW, then WSW applies to other funders.

Postmark deadline is April 1
Grant recipients are notified by June 30.

Application must include:
The application form
A one page description of the project
A one page description of your relevant experience working with young people
A structural dummy (to demonstrate how the book will work when handled. It does not have to be a complete representation of the finished piece. However, please include 1-2 spreads which are fully sketched out. Your dummy should be actual-size. We anticipate that, if funded, you will refine your ideas before your residency.)
The media/studios you will need to produce the book
A materials budget
Ten slides of recent work with a slide script, which should include: title, media, dimension, and date. (Submit slides of work other than the proposed book. Slides should reflect the direction of your work in your primary medium.)
S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Visit website for complete details: Art-in-Education Residency

Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472
tel 845.658.9133
fax 845.658.9031