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Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists

Deadline: 15 Sep, 2017

Disciplines: Activism, Administration, Architecture, Ceramics, Collaboration, Community, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Design, Digital, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Urbanism, Visual Arts.

Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States

Deadline: 15 Sep, 2017

Duration: 4 week to twelve months

Eligibility: Emerging, mid-career, established

Support: Private bedroom in a beautiful shared facility, studio space and studio resources, alternative sites like lots and vacant homes for the development of work, visiting artists and curators, and help in facilitating community contacts and relationships.

Costs: $50/week


Program Description:

The Enos Park Residency program for visual artists is a newly established and competitive residency program based in Springfield, Illinois. The program offers four week to twelve-month residency awards to visual artists.

We offer residencies that provide living and studio space, and community through which to reflect and engage one’s work. We accept applications from emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all media, and especially those who emphasize community engagement, social practice, or socially-engaged works.

We now are accepting applications through September 15 for residencies that will occur from October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

Details: We offer a private bedroom in a shared facility within a spacious and comfortable duplex that is immediately adjacent to the Springfield Art Association campus. Every resident artist will have access to the many labs and studios at the Springfield Art Association. In addition to a traditional studio, we can offer empty lots, vacant homes, and other alternative site for the development of work. Additional resources provided to artists include solo or group exhibition opportunities, studio visits with visiting artists and curators, and opportunities to present lectures/discussions/workshops, and assistance with forging community/city partnerships as desired.

The Enos Park Residency is a new program, and while we offer a largely subsidized residency, we are not yet fully subsidized. A modest fee of $50/week is required.

The program is developed primarily as a means to support artists and secondarily as an avenue for community revitalization through artists’ contributions/works/relocation. Though not exclusively, we particularly seek artists who will invest in/work with the rich historic context of the neighborhood, work with the immediate community, and shine a light on the increasingly potent potential of Enos Park. With the support of the Enos Park Neighborhood Association (EPNA), there is potential for artists to work with neighborhood lots and even potentially EPNA-owned properties and installation sites or studios.

Enos Park is just blocks away from Downtown Springfield and within walking distance of Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas House, The Lincoln Presidential Museum, and the home of Vachel Lindsay. Essential amenities, such as a grocery store and pharmacy, are also within walking distance. For those bringing cars, off-street parking is available.

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