New Creative Opps for Travelers in France, Missouri, Wisconsin & Worldwide

Kansas City, Missouri: Writers, Visual and Performing Artists invited to apply for year-long studio residencies with Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program. Entering its eleventh year, the Studio Residency Program provides free studio spaces, rehearsal spaces, artistic and professional development support, and public exposure for exceptional young, emerging and/or already accomplished artists, fostering creative production, artistic experimentation, collaboration, career development, and community building. Studios are located on upper level floors of office buildings in downtown Kansas City and are work spaces only; the program does not provide residential accommodations. The studios are not furnished and do not include access to specialized equipment. Applications are due MONDAY, May 12, 2014 to be considered for year-long studio residency terms beginning September 2014.

Worldwide: Arts Connect International’s Artist-in-Residence Program cultivates and connects leaders in the arts field committed to cultural inclusion and social equity on a global scale. In the one-year residency, artists address cultural inclusion through his or her medium in an international environment of their choosing. The program will educate, inform, and grow the artistic and personal skills of participating artists while stimulating and enhancing the arts communities in which they work and live, ultimately supporting leaders in the arts field to become sustainable change agents working toward cultural inclusion and social equity. ACI Artists-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $25K for all pre-work and travel expenses associated with the project, covering months zero through eleven of the residency. After successful completion of the project abroad and upon return to the US, artists will be granted an additional $5K for education, outreach, and gallery fees to complete the project successfully, totaling an award of $30K. Applications due in March. Visit the ACI website for further information and complete application instructions.

Paris, France: The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience. The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers, critics, poets, and creative writers, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. Recipients will be required to maintain a blog, which will be posted on ArtSlant. The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris provides the recipient with lodging for a 2 months in an apartment in the 14th arrondissement, travel to and from Paris, and a stipend to be used for studio space, materials, and other costs.  No set deadline, but it opened for applications in February and said it stays open about a month, so submit applications ASAP!


Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Visual Artists working in Clay/Pottery or Enamel, Cast Iron or Brass, invited to apply for two- to six-month artist-in-residency programs in 2015 from The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. The 16 Artists accepted into the program receive housing, transportation, materials, use of equipment, studio space, photography services, and a small stipend. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms. Free to apply; Application Deadline: April 1, 2014.

Anywhere but NYC: The apexart Franchise Program is accepting submissions from February 15 – March 15, 2014. The Franchise is an open call for 500-word proposals for group shows that take place anywhere in the world outside of New York City. One of apexart’s two curatorial open calls, the Franchise asks for submissions for exhibitions that examine a specific idea or theme. Exhibitions can be about anything that the organizer finds compelling and can take place anywhere other than NYC. Past shows have explored construction in Mexico City, community in Memphis, and translation in Kampala. The Franchise is an opportunity to help bring a compelling idea to fruition and to illustrate that the center of the world is wherever you are. Please note that apexart is not a funding organization and exhibitions are part of apexart’s regular programming. The three winning exhibitions will be presented in apexart’s 2014-15 season.


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