Blue Sky Center (CA), Call for Applicants: Desert Fellow October 2019, with stipend
Deadline: July 8th, 2019
Blue Sky Center, a rural community development nonprofit in New Cuyama, California, is seeking applications for an artist fellowship for three weeks in October 2019. Blue Sky Center’s Desert Fellow will develop an independent creative project that thoughtfully engages local residents. This work will be site-responsive, with an on-site proposal process guided by our staff and informed by the Fellow’s experiences listening and learning from Cuyama Valley communities. Concurrently, the Fellow will work alongside Blue Sky Center staff to develop a second, organization-specific project(s) that will in some way further the Blue Sky mission and build organizational capacity.
Compensation includes lodging, some meals, and may include artist materials/supplies, along with a $1,500 stipend and up to $400 in travel reimbursement. Lodging will be provided in-kind by BSC via a dorm room in our main building. Amenities include a sleeping room, workspace, shower/bathroom, kitchen, and shop access. Fellows will be included in twice-weekly (six total) family- style meals with the BSC team, coordinating at least two of these meals. BSC values this in-kind benefit at $60.
Website link: https://www.blueskycenter.org/desert-fellowship
About: Blue Sky Center is a rural, place-based nonprofit organization with the mission to strengthen our rural communities within the Cuyama Valley by supporting entrepreneurs and building our regional creative and economic resources. We envision resilient, thriving, and inclusive rural economies.