New Creative Opps for Travelers in Switzerland, Montana, Michigan, California & Marfa, Texas

MDN-Logo-Bindle-2Color-RGBSwitzerland: Villa Sträuli would like to announce the Open Call for resident artists in the year of 2015. Six applicants will be selected for three months each: January 15 – April 15; May 2 – July 31; or September 1 – November 30, 2015. They accept applications from all disciplines (visual arts, literature, new media, music and performing arts) as well as mixed-media and other genres. One residency per year is awarded to a project that relates to the residency location (the Villa Sträuli or the city of Winterthur). The aim of the Villa Sträuli stipend-supported residencies is to provide artists from all fields with an opportunity to work creatively and make new contacts in a stimulating environment. The residencies are designed to support international artists and to promote intercultural exchange. Artists whose main place of residence is Switzerland cannot get residencies. Applicants that are successful will be contacted at the end of May 2014. The selection committee will be composed of high-profile art professions in Switzerland and the successful applicants will be provided a studio in the Villa with working room, and get a lot of support by the office people. All selected artists will receive a living grant for CHF 1’000.- per month. Deadline to apply: January 31.

Marfa, Texas: Artists invited to apply for creative residencies in 2015 at The Chinati Foundation. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted more than 75 artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program. The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum’s temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection. The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum’s grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati’s collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials. $40 app fee; deadline to apply: April 1.

Montana: The Long-Term Ceramic Arts Residency at Red Lodge Clay Center (September 1 – July 31) is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post baccalaureate studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore new ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, housing, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and kiln firing expenses. The application deadline is February 1st annually. For more information and application instructions, visit the Red Lodge Clay Center website.

Michigan: Artists invited to apply for 2-week residencies at Crooked Tree Arts Center, May 4-21, 2014, or August 3-17, 2014, or October 1-17 2014. Residency includes free housing in private apartment, workspace, food and use of bicycle. $25 app fee; deadline: January 31.

Oakland, California: Artists, Curators, Writers & Designers invited to apply for 1 to 2-month residencies at Real Time & Space, plus $500 stipend. Deadline to apply: January 15; prospective residents will by notified by February 15.

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