Next deadline: September 15th, 2014
From their call: RFAOH co-directors, Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans are pleased to invite international “artists on-hiatus” to apply to our second call to participate in our ongoing project, Residency for Artists on Hiatus (RFAOH).
Residency for Artists on Hiatus is a virtual yet functioning residency available to artists who, for one reason or another, are not currently making or presenting art. The residency exists in the form of a website, and the participants are selected based on their proposals of “on-hiatus” activities (or non-activities). To be eligible to apply, artists must have previously created an independent body of work and have exhibited in a public context. Selected artists will be represented on the RFAOH website by a dedicated page on which they are asked to post periodic reports throughout their residency. A modest stipend will be awarded to successful applicants to assist in their on-hiatus endeavors. At the conclusion of their residency, residents are expected to submit a written report on how they benefited from or were otherwise influenced by this opportunity.
Given the currently topical discussions around the institutionalization of art practice and artist’s identity, we are excited to host the second cohort of residents, and continue our discourse surrounding the role of art within the greater culture at large.
The residency period should be a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of one year. Selected artists are expected to document their on-hiatus activities (or non-activities) and to provide periodic updates during their residency on a dedicated page of the RFAOH website. They are also asked to submit a written report on their experience at the conclusion of their residency. This documentation material will later be published as part of the RFAOH annual report. Should an occasion for resuming one’s artistic practice unexpectedly occur, the resident artist may withdraw from the residency; in such a case the inclusion in the publication will be subject to consideration. Further, any on-hiatus endeavours conducted during this residency should not be considered an art project; therefore we ask that its documentation not be used in any future “art” presentations or exhibitions. Please keep in mind that RFAOH is an opportunity for the residents to focus on their “non-art” project or endeavors, rather than to conceive ideas for future art projects.
Selection and stipend: Resident artists will be selected based on their on-hiatus proposal. Preference will be given to proposals which demonstrate a rigorous interest in their “non-art” endeavour to be conducted during their residency. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipends of $30 CAD per month in exchange with their participation. This amount is subject to change depending on funding. Successful applicants will be notified approximately 2 months after the application deadline.
Website link for more detailed information: http://www.residencyforartistsonhiatus.org/application.php