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PlySpace Artist Residency (Funded) Call for Applications for Spring 2020 Term


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Posted by: PlySpace
Deadline: Mon, July 1st, 2019

Call for Applications - PlySpace Artist Residency - Muncie, Indiana 

The Spring 2020 Residency Term Application is now open, with a deadline of July 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM. All applications are submitted through www.plyspace.org/application-guidelines/


PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest. PlySpace is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

PlySpace is pleased to support practitioners in a variety of creative fields and facilitate access to a wide range of media-specific equipment and facility accommodations for individuals and teams working in areas including, but not limited, to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, non-object based practice, and social practice. All residents will have provisional access to the Ball State University School of Art facilities, with 24-hour access to personal studio spaces.

Each resident is expected to work with a community collaborative partner and complete a community-based project while in residence.  This experience is meant to benefit the resident as well as the community of Muncie. The community project proposal is part of the application process, and projects should take up 5-10 hours of time per week in residence. For detailed information about the community collaboration aspect of the program, please see the website (www.plyspace.org/community).

Selected residents will be offered one of two types of residency: a position as a PlySpace Resident or as a PlySpace Resident Fellow. The type of residency offered will be determined by the Admissions Panel and Final Selection Committee during the admissions process. All residencies include living space, studio space, a $500 travel stipend and a $500 living stipend, paid upon completion of the program. Resident Fellows are eligible for additional supply and project funding, and will work directly with Ball State University as a community partner. Please refer to the website for more information about the residency types.

Three individual artists or up to three collective applicants will be accepted for each residency term (one PlySpace Resident Fellow and two PlySpace Residents).  Residency terms are a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12, beginning on February 15th and ending on May 1st, 2020. Residents are free to negotiate their length of stay, start dates, and end dates within this block of time.  Resident Fellows must plan a stay of no fewer than 9 weeks.

There is no cost for lodging and studio space with the PlySpace Residency Program. Residents are expected to arrange their own travel and provide their own meals, supplies, and other personal expenses. PlySpace will arrange activities, dinners, and other events to complement the resident’s experience.

For detailed information about the PlySpace Residency Program, community collaborations, application instructions and guidelines, and frequently asked questions, please see the website at www.plyspace.org.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online through the PlySpace.org website via Submittable. Applications received through email or post will not be reviewed.

The non-refundable application fee is either $25 or $40, depending on the date of the application (earlier is better!). For the exact dates for each application fee, please see the Application Guidelines page on www.plyspace.org. The application cannot be waived and goes entirely toward funding PlySpace programs and projects.

Please read through the website before applying. Questions about the application process can be directed to hello@plyspace.org.




Posted on Tue, June 4th, 2019
Expires on Mon, July 1st, 2019

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