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Enos Park & University of Illinois Springfield: Funded Summer Residency and Exhibition

Deadline: 7 Apr, 2017

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

Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States

Deadline: 7 Apr, 2017

Duration: 4 to 8 weeks

Eligibility: Must be over 21

Support: $1,000 stipend plus residency fees paid for

Costs: Travel, materials, and meals are the responsibility of the artist


Program Description:

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Visual Arts Gallery have partnered to offer a funded summer residency and exhibition. We welcome applications from emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists working in all media, and especially those interested in community engagement, social practice, and socially-engaged works.

The residency will culminate with an exhibition at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery that will open on Friday, June 30th and run through July 28. Artists will reside at the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists duplex as they develop new work for the exhibit. The residency start date is flexible depending on the needs of the artist and proposed project, but can last anywhere between four to eight weeks --- and so the residency start date would fall between May 5th and June 2nd. We are also open to considering proposals that call for the artists to remain in residence throughout the duration of the exhibition.

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists provides a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom, studio facilities, studio visits with visiting artists and curators, opportunities to present lectures/discussions/workshops, and assistance with forging community/city partnerships as desired. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will cover residency fees and also offer a $1,000 stipend to apply to materials and travel.

A full application includes the following:
-Proposal: Please send a proposal that details your plans for the duration of the residency and the resultant exhibition
-Dates: Identify the dates that you will need to be in residence
-Artist Statement: Please send a statement that will offer context in the review of your work samples.
-Work Samples: A portfolio of 10 to 20 examples of work completed in the past three years. We will review still images and/or video sent via link to cloud file or website (please do not email image/video files directly).
-Image List: Please provide a corresponding image list that will provide title, date, size, media, and any other applicable information for your Work Sample materials.
-References: Please provide contact information for two professional references that can speak to your investment in the field of visual arts as well as your ability to live in and contribute to a community.

The deadline to apply is April 7. To submit your application, email materials to with the subject line “Funded Residency” by April 7.

For more information on the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artist, please visit For more information on the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, please visit

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