Over the last 3 years I have participated in this great residency that is organized by a local fiber/textiles cooperative called 'Contextural'.
It's been a great opportunity to get back into repeat printing. Here I was able to fine tune and refresh my skills outside of the studio while in a community environment with like minded folks.
What follows is their call for submissions and for further information make sure to visit here...
Seeking Participants for the 7th Annual Contextural Self-Directed Summer Residency Program
For the past six years, Contextural: a fibre arts cooperative has held a hugely successful summer residency program within the studios of the Alberta College of Art + Design, Fibre Department. We are now getting ready for our 7th residency and are currently inviting expressions of interest from fibre artists and students who are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting and are seeking affordable studio space with specialized dye and print equipment.
We are seeking individuals who:
- Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
- Will be actively involved in, and contribute to, our community
- Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
- Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
- Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
- Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
- Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, or $150 for one-month summer studio rental and access to equipment
- Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.
Interested parties should send an application to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘2014 Summer Residency Application’
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 30th 2014 @ midnight.
If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.
Dates for the one-month residencies are May 25 – June 29, and July 20 – August 24 with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 25 at 1:00pm or Sunday, July 20 at 1:00pm
Dates for the three-month residency are May 25 – August 24 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 25 at 1:00pm.
Again this year, Contextural is offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies. The scholarship will be awarded based on the quality and completeness of the application.
**Please note: Contextural Members are not required to submit a full application to participate in the residency. However, members must submit a full application for consideration for the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship**
For questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to Julie Baratta at email@example.com