Session at Recess
Deadline: 1 Mar, 2018
Disciplines: Choreography, Film & Video, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Performance, Textile, Visual Arts.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Deadline: 1 Mar, 2018
Duration: 2 months
Eligibility: We ask that non-US citizens have either US residency status (with a valid Social Security number) or a valid work visa that runs through at least the end of the residency period.
Support: Session artists receive an unrestricted honorarium of $1,500 as well as a project stipend based on the material needs of their Session. Artists have access to their space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the full duration of their Session.
Costs: Recess does not cover travel and lodging cost.
Artists are given flexible storefront space and resources to realize ambitious projects, with Recess remaining open to the public at every stage of the project’s development. Though similar to a residency program, Session goes beyond the traditional structure to facilitate interactions between artists and audiences throughout the creative process. We encourage artists to engage with their audience in a manner specific to their creative goals, while using Recess as a studio, exhibition space, stage, and/or experimental platform to generate new work.
Session artists receive an unrestricted honorarium of $1,500 as well as a project stipend based on the material needs of their Session. Artists have access to their space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the full duration of their Session and are expected to work on a daily basis or the equivalent of at least 20 hours per week. Session artists will also receive individualized support from Recess staff as well as visits from members of Recess’s Advisory Board, which is comprised of leading gallerists, editors, artists, curators, and academics.
In conversation with Recess staff, artists designate their own work hours, which must overlap with at least 12 of Recess’s 30 public hours each week. Working during public hours allows Session artists to connect with visitors through visual, aural, and/or performance-based material or activity. If the artist chooses to work in part when the space is closed to the public, his/her presence must be implied during open hours by the presence of site-specific work in process.
THE SPACE: Recess’s Session program is located at 46 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn. The 1,760 square-foot space features high ceilings and a glass storefront window that opens to our Recess resource room and also visibly links artists to the street, the neighborhood, and the public. In addition, this space offers wifi, a kitchenette, tools, AV equipment, basic woodshop equipment, storage for project materials, and access to Assembly artist apprentices. Photos and a floor plan of the new space are forthcoming. Public hours in Brooklyn are Tuesday–Saturday, 12-6pm; Thursday, 2-8pm.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Recess will only consider complete proposals submitted in the correct format; please read submission guidelines carefully. Session artists will be selected based on the conceptual rigor and artistic quality of their proposal and their potential to work productively within the unique program environment. Successful applicants will articulate a particular need to work in a manner that expands beyond traditional studio methods and gallery exhibition formats.
Proposals will be evaluated with the following criteria in mind:
Quality of the proposed project – assessed based on submitted project proposal
Need to work in Recess’s non-traditional studio/exhibition space – assessed based on project proposal and samples of past work
Project feasibility – assessed based on project proposal and proposed budget
Artistic merit and professional record – assessed based on CV and the samples of past work
SELECTION PROCESS: In an effort to decentralize visual authority while maintaining a level of critical coherence, a panel consisting of former Session artists, leaders from the contemporary arts community, curators, and arts practitioners with programming experience review Recess’s applications. Visit the Artist Review Panel page for a listing of this year’s panelists. Panelists first review project proposals and then look at samples of past work. If panelists judge these primary application materials to be of the highest quality, then they review all other supplemental material. A small portion of successful applicants will be selected for interviews to discuss their proposal in detail.
More Info: http://https://www.recessart.org/apply-1/
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