November 18th, 2019 to December 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm
We Are soo EXCITED to open the call for CUCCR’s 3rd annual Artist in Residence for 2020!!! This year we are partnering with the Art Matters Festival and will be included in their 2020 programming!
Art Matters is a platform for exhibiting students’ work and encouraging exchanges between artists. Art Matters brings art out of the studio and into the city. The festival takes place in March 2020 in galleries across the city but specifically our show will be from March 7th - 28th in the VAV gallery. All “art” matters, and the festival encourages the inclusion of traditional and non-traditional visual arts mediums, installation, new media, performance, music, film, dance, literary arts, and so on. We are accepting applications from undergrad students from across all academic faculties so if you are an artist/maker but not in the Faculty of Fine Arts you can totally apply!
Concordia University’s Center for Creative Reuse (CUCCR) is dedicated to diverting usable materials from inside Concordia’s waste-stream and offering them to the general community free of cost. This waste diversion project is having big impacts on campus, not only by making materials available for free to everyone but also by changing the culture of sustainability and reuse across campus and beyond.
This year we would like to reach out to Artists and Makers that are not only using reused materials, and thinking about their practice through a more sustainable lense but ALSO ones that want to share a message that will impact others.
This year artists selected will be encouraged to put on at least one public engagement opportunity/intervention that can help continue the conversation around a more sustainable world. This idea will be refined and developed over the course of the residency with collaboration and mentorship with the CUCCR team, in partnership with an Art Matters' Facilitator.
Participants will have access to CUCCR's materials and team in order to create innovative works that explore care in material practices, and a consciousness for the Earth. Concordia Students from any department, working in any medium are encouraged to participate.
The Residency will last three months (Dec-Feb) during which the artists chosen will create works that expand their current practice and facilitate workshops and skillshares related to their work. The residency will end with a three week long exhibition (March 7-28) at the VAV Gallery, as part of the Art Matters Festival.
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Applicants must be undergraduate students at Concordia University for at least one semester of the 2019-20 year. Part-time students are eligible.
Students from all departments are encouraged to apply but will not be considered if they have opted-out of the Art Matters fee-levey or if they have already participated in a past CUCCR artist residency.
Selected artists will receive a 75.00$ honorarium.
Want to learn more about Art Matters and CUCCR or have some questions about the Artist Residency Call-out? Contact us at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org