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NAKED STATE art residency


Disciplines: All Disciplines, Animation, Choreography, Dance, Design, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Textile, Theater, Visual Arts.

Location: East Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada

Duration: 10 days

Eligibility: professional artist of any media

Support: Fees have already been subsidized by 40%. Artists are encouraged to apply for further financial support.

Costs: starts at $800


Program Description:

Naked State art residency
International Call
Bare Oaks, Canada

Program Dates: July 21 – 31, 2017
Submission Deadline: *ongoing submissions until filled

*There is still room for a few more artists to participate in Naked State artist residency. Twelve artists have already been accepted, and we look forward to growing the group. Submissions are juried, and proposals assessed based on adherence to the residency theme and community context. Artists will be notified within a week of their submission.

Naked State is a 10-day residency to create artworks that explore the nude human body in context of nature, culture and art. For the duration of the residency, the artists and residency Facilitator live as *naturists (in the nude) within the naturist community of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park to create works that explore questions such as: What is nudity? Does stripping away clothing rid us of class, gender, and personal expression?; Do the connections between our bodies and the land change when nude? Is nudity always sexual? What is the role of the nude in historical and contemporary art?; Is an animal with fur naked? Is it possible to be civil in the nude?; Is there a natural state for human being? Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore these questions through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, dance, sound art, media art, etc. Naked State welcomes people in all walks of life into a creative journey of criticality thinking and self-discovery. Indigenous, people with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply.

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