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ASLD 2022-2023 BIPOC Artist Residency

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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 11/30/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00

ASLD’s Visiting Artist Series (VAS) brings notable artists to Denver from across the world. These artists complement existing ongoing courses and workshops, diversify our programming to include new artistic perspectives and media, and broaden teaching practices to enrich and enliven our faculty.

The BIPOC Artist-in-Residence (BIPOC AiR) program is a new facet of the Visiting Artist Series, born of the recognition that ASLD can take an active role in fostering equity and supporting diversity in the arts community. Through this program, ASLD hosts a Visiting Artist who identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or person of color for a 6-9 month long residency. The residency offers the artist access to dedicated studio space at ASLD; the opportunity to lead workshops, lectures, and community engagement programs; and culminates with a solo exhibition of work created throughout the residency. Each residency is tailored to the artist’s expertise and discipline. Selected artists are representative of the racial diversity within Denver and lead workshops specific to the themes and issues important to BIPOC communities. Selected artists have a dedicated 900 sq ft studio in ASLD for the duration of their residency. The studio can be equipped with equipment appropriate to the resident artist’s practice (necessary equipment is covered by ASLD as part of our grant funding for this project). Artists will receive a monthly stipend to cover housing and living expenses as well as studio materials. The budget for housing costs and living expenses is determined based on Denver market rates at the time of the residency. Staff is available to assist with securing housing if desired. Details about the monthly stipend are available upon request.

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In addition to your sample images, please provide the following:

Basic Information

  • Name
  • Pronouns
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Website and/or social media handles (if public)

Artist Information

  • A summary of your artist background and bio
  • A description of your artistic practice and an artist statement
  • 5-10 work sample images. Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format, 300 DPI, 1920 x 1920 and must conform to CAFÉ’s file size specifications.

Demographic Information

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Age

Answers to the following questions:

  • The residency starts September 1, 2022. Are you applying for a 6 month residency (ending February 28, 2023) or a 9 month residency (ending May 31, 2023)?
  • How will you use this residency to grow your own artistic practice? Describe the impact the residency would have at this point in your career.
  • Describe your commitment to JEDIA (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) and share how this will be fostered during your residency.
  • Describe your connection with BIPOC communities and how you would engage Denver’s BIPOC communities through your art.

While the BIPOC AiR program prioritizes BIPOC artists, the program is not exclusionary, and artists are selected through an open application process. This program is open to national and international artists 21+ years of age who demonstrate strong work that complements ASLD’s faculty, with priority given to artists from outside the Denver metro area. Artists from any visual arts media are welcome and alumni of ASLD’s Visiting Artist series are eligible.

ASLD is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or ability.

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