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Orange County Great Park Artist-in-Residence Program

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Entry Deadline: 4/8/11
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Artist-In-Residence Description
The Orange County Great Park Corporation in Irvine, California seeks FOUR public artists from all creative disciplines (including all areas of visual and performing arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature and poetry, design, & architecture) for six-month residencies in brand new arts studios located within the Orange County Great Park. Dedicated to designing site-specific art for the park as well as creating an educational dialogue with the community, the residency program will provide artists with suitable studio space for studio work and open studio hours to routinely interact with the general public. With the intent of fostering imaginative concepts and definitions of what a large-scale metropolitan art park can be, artists will be encouraged to present screenings, performances, exhibitions, workshops, and lectures to facilitate an exchange of ideas between the artist and the public. These scheduled activities will be intended to assist each artist in refining a final prototype of a proposed project for installation or production. The residency will conclude with submission of detailed project plans, work samples and prototype which reflect one or more themes in the stated vision of the Great Park. Any plans will be implemented at the sole discretion of the Great Park management and board.

Artists will receive a $7,500 grant stipend for their residency. Candidacy will be based on experience and intent, not a specific project proposal. Development of the project proposal will take place during the actual residency. Residencies will commence as early as July, 2011.

Requirements of Residency
Selected artists will be expected to maintain specified artist studio hours during Great Park operating hours so that the public has opportunities for an ongoing dialogue with resident artists on a regularly scheduled basis as they work in their studios. The required goal of the residency will be submission of detailed project plans, work samples and prototype which reflect one or more themes in the stated vision of the Great Park. Any plans will be implemented at the sole discretion of the Great Park management and board. Artists will pay for materials with provided stipend.

Studio Facilities
Depending on need, average studio sizes will range from 150 – 500 square feet. Individual studios may be separated from a commons area via temporary partitions. Shared spaces include a clean up room, rest rooms, storage lockers and a conference room. Residents will have access to the studio building from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wireless internet access and basic overhead lighting and ceiling fans will be installed, however specialized equipment such as kilns or darkrooms will not be provided. Artists will be expected to bring their own tools and materials. In addition, please be advised that building code restrictions on some art production techniques and some types of materials will apply.

Housing Accommodations
Artists will be responsible for securing their own housing. The Great Park cannot provide housing for artists to stay overnight. Studio access will be limited to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro in Irvine, California is currently being transformed into the Orange County Great Park -- the first great metropolitan park of the 21st Century. Strategically situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Orange County Great Park is located in the City of Irvine in central Orange County. Spanning more than 1,300 acres, the Great Park will be nearly twice the size of New York’s Central Park once complete. Newly developed areas of the park have been opening annually since 2007’s debut of the 27-acre “Preview Park” which features an iconic orange balloon ride. A pioneering Food + Farm Lab debuted in 2008 and an adjacent eleven acre festival site was inaugurated in 2009. These large developed spaces have hosted cultural events, summer music festivals, and a residency by Cirque du Soleil, and have drawn in more than 400,000 patrons. Currently an additional 200-acres in the park’s “Western Sector” are being transformed into great lawns, citrus groves, community gardens, picnic areas, and a working farm to feed people in need. In addition, a historic aircraft hangar and several support buildings constructed in 1943 are currently being rehabilitated as an experimental public arts + culture “incubator” space for use as flexible exhibition facilities and artist studios unified by an iconic Palm Court designed to support outdoor installations and events. Please visit for more information about the Orange County Great Park.

Artist Eligibility
The Orange County Great Park Artist-In-Residence program is open to adult artists from around the world who work in any discipline including, but not limited to, visual arts, performing arts, literacy arts, and interdisciplinary arts. A panel of art professionals will judge candidacy based on experience and intent, not a specific project proposal. Consideration for residency will be determined by artistic quality, potential community impact, professional development, and compliance with selection criteria.

Artist Selection Criteria
- Minimum age requirement of 18 years
- Artist’s experience and interest in creating public outreach programs such as classes, demonstrations, exhibitions, temporary installations, performances, or other public art opportunities
- Artist’s potential to activate a new public space and draw new audiences to the Park
- Artist’s interest in participating in Great Park public events
- Artist’s work in relation to Great Park values of education, culture, history, design, recreation, sustainability, community service, and public health
- Artist’s ability to meet goals and objectives during the residency
- Compatibility and feasibility of working in Great Park Building 245
- Ability to commit to spending significant creative time at the Park and keeping regular open studio hours
- Evaluation of professional credentials and achievements

Submission Requirements
For consideration for the artist-in-residence program, artists must fully complete an application which includes answering all questions and submitting a resume. Visual artists must provide up to six images. Literary and Performing artists must provide links to writings, videos or audio files. Artist samples must demonstrate range and artistic quality.

Grant Stipend
Artists will receive a $7,500 grant stipend for their residency. Payment will be issued in three installments: $2,500 at signing of an agreement, $2,500 at mid-point, and $2,500 at completion of project.

Calendar & Deadlines
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm MDT on April 8, 2011. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Notification of selections will be made by June 1, 2011. Selected artists may begin residency starting on July 1, 2011.

Contact Information
For further information, please contact:
Toni McDonald Pang
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