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Lanesboro Arts

Place-Based Artist in Residence 2020

Location: Lanesboro, MN
Type: Residency / Fellowship
Category: Public art
Deadline: July 31, 2019

City: Lanesboro, MN
Salary: $1,000/week
Website: https://lanesboroarts.org/artist-residency-program/

Job description

Lanesboro Arts invites emerging artists of any discipline living in Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to apply to the place-based Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, generously supported by the Jerome Foundation. Applications are due at 12 p.m. (noon) CST on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 for residencies taking place in 2020.

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program provides an opportunity for emerging artists to create new work and explore new ideas while utilizing the dynamic and compelling assets of an entire rural community as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Through 2-week and 4-week residencies, the program offers emerging artists lodging, studio space, project/community facilitation, a weekly stipend of $1,000, and the time and space to focus solely on their community-engaged artistic practice.

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is a place-based program for emerging artists where art and the artistic process instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise central to problem-solving. Emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work are a good fit for this program. Lanesboro Arts is also seeking artists whose work is inherently innovative and visionary, shows significant potential for growth and is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds. Engagement with the people and places of Lanesboro should be a core part of the artistic process of residency project proposals.

Lanesboro Arts is a non-profit, multidisciplinary arts organization working to weave the arts into the social and municipal fabric of Lanesboro, MN. Lanesboro Arts works closely with local government and cross-sector partners to activate the people and places of Lanesboro and contributes to a national model for rural sustainability. Lanesboro Arts work has been recognized by ArtPlace America, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2014, Lanesboro Arts was a recipient of a Bush Prize for Community Innovation.

The residency program was created in order to align with and amplify the Lanesboro Arts’ vision for rural communities to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. The program has benefited 50 artists or artist collectives since its inception in 2001, ranging in media from painting, music, sculpture, dance, photography, film, theatre, design and fiber arts.

Qualifications or requirements

LANESBORO ARTS SEEKS ARTISTS WHOSE WORK:

• is informed by place and community
• is centered in public engagement; that is, the public’s interaction with the work is a core part of the process and the product
• instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise be central to problem-solving
• is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds
• is inherently innovative and visionary
• expands the genre, form or social boundaries/audience for the discipline or field in which the work is a part of
• has a track record of success, and shows significant potential for growth

DEFINITION OF “EMERGING ARTIST”

Lanesboro Arts defines an “emerging artist,” or early career artist, as an individual who has great potential in their artistic practice but has not yet received major recognition, has not yet been substantially celebrated for their work and / or is not yet established significant “footing” within their field.

Each applicant’s resume will be thoughtfully reviewed by the panelists, who will consider the significance, scope, geography, and timing of artists’ previous exhibitions, critical reviews, commissions, performances, grant awards, residencies, fellowships, publications, and productions. (Generally, the best candidates are those who have no more than three of the major professional accomplishments noted above.)

Degree-seeking students at the time of application, or during the grant period, are not eligible for the residency (including K-12, college, graduate or postgraduate studies). Age is not a factor in determining an emerging artist.

Further details from the Jerome Foundation on emerging artist eligibility requirements can be found at https://bit.ly/2Vp58PU. Scroll to toward the bottom of the page to the “✓ Eligible Artists and ✗ Ineligible Artists” section.

ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM DETAILS

• Artists of all disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply.
• Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.
• Artists are paid $1,000/week and are provided studio and lodging space.
• Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs; these expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend.
• Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must then be split amongst the collective.
• Lanesboro Arts will work with each individual artist to customize their residency, aligning resources and connections to make their time in Lanesboro as fruitful as possible.
• Artists are eligible to apply for 2 or 4 week residencies, and residency dates can be flexible (and split between two visits if that best suits your practice).
• Lanesboro Arts Residencies can be scheduled any time in 2019 except for May, June, or July.
• Residencies scheduled in April or August are generally preferred and would be most optimal, however Lanesboro Arts staff is interested in considering proposals with flexible and dynamic artists for the months of January, February, March, September, October, November, and December. Residencies generally begin around the 1st or 16th of each month and end on the 15th or last day of each month for periods of 2 or 4 weeks. If selected for a residency, Lanesboro Arts staff will work with you to determine the exact dates best for all parties.
• Artists are required to list their top three choices of dates for their residency. If selected for a residency, Lanesboro Arts staff will work with you to determine the exact dates best for all parties.
• The primary goal of eligible artists must be to generate new works, as opposed to remounting or re-interpreting existing works
• Further details on general eligibility requirements from the Jerome Foundation can be found at https://bit.ly/2Vp58PU. Scroll to toward the bottom of the page to the “✓ Eligible Artists and ✗ Ineligible Artists” section.

How to apply

The application deadline for the 2020 Lanesboro Artist Residency is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Please visit the following link to submit your application: https://lanesboroarts.org/artist-residency-program/residency-program-application/

Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 13, 2019 at the latest as to the status of their application. Selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by September 30, 2019.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on Lanesboro Arts website. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 507-467-2446 or adam@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.