Strengthening individual practice through collaboration.
2013-2014 Creative Residency
Application deadline March 15, 2013.
PlatteForum gave me the resources and support to achieve a creative and professional breakthrough. My time in residence fundamentally altered how I perceive myself as an artist. I feel more confident, more empowered, and more certain than ever that Im pursuing an essential path. ~Andrea Moore, Creative Resident 2011
The experience at PlatteForum was more than anything I could have imagined. It is like a Mecca of positive energies, where art serves as a model for learning and sharing joy.~Abigail Kokai, Creative Resident 2011PlatteForum's Creative Residency program offers the opportunity for reflection and intensive creative work. This stipend-based program aims to create an eenvironment where artists create a body of work, interact with underserved youth in the community, and present the work to the public in exhibitions, performances and events. PlatteForum is a member of the Alliance of Artist Communities, an international organization that advances creativity. While there are many ways to support and experience the arts books and paintings, performances and poetry, movies, museums, and music artists communities support individuals in the creation of new art and ideas.
Selection Process: An interdisciplinary selection committee will consider applications for the residencies. Care will be given to selecting artists who represent a variety of genres, experiences, and ideas.
Stipend/Support: PlatteForum provides facility, stipend ($250/week) to help defray artist expenses, staff support, program administration, workshop support, youth workshop supplies, opening event, press releases, printed invitations.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
Applicatiion Fee: $35
Facilities & Services: The contemporary facility is over 3,000 square feet with dedicated outdoor sculpture area and plaza. An open studio (2,000 square feet) is surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, restrooms, and artist/staff space with shower and futon couch.
Housing: Modest, private artist apartment with private bathroom, shower and futon.
Meals: Kitchen is available for artists' use.
Computer/Internet Access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible. Public areas and studios are wheelchair accessible.
Residency Fees: none
Additional Expectations/Community Involvement: Strengthening individual practice through collaboration. Resident artists dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with one small groups of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops that build upon the ideas and forms of the Creative Resident. PlatteForum staff supports the artist in the organization and facilitation of the youth workshops. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the Creative Resident and the youth are presented in a performance, exhibition or artist talk, seminar,depending on the work of the Creative Resident and the youth.
For more information email Judy Anderson