I-Park Foundation (CT), International Call for Entries: 2018 General Residency Program Season
Deadline: January 22nd, 2018
I-Park, dedicated to nurturing artists and the creative process, is currently accepting applications for the 2018 FULLY FUNDED General Residency Program season.
Visual Arts: Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, site-responsive art, installation
Music Composition/Sound Art: Concert music (all genres), sound sculpture, mixed media, architectural sound design, film scoring, instrument design
Creative Writing: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, literary criticism, mixed media
Moving Image: Film, video, documentary, animation, computer art, virtual reality, interactive, installation, mixed media
Architecture/Landscape Design: Design projects, competition proposals, dissertations, model building, site-responsive/ecological installations, theoretical investigations
Residencies are offered from May to December. The typical residency lasts four weeks and includes six artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. Residents are given a private bedroom in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, and chef-prepared dinners four nights a week.
Shared amenities include a communal kitchen, common area, library, wireless internet, and a workshop outfitted with tools, materials, equipment and an electric kiln. The music studios are equipped with pianos, digital keyboards, hardware for recording, sequencing and sound manipulation, and a collection of percussion and obscure instruments.
The residency is self-directed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re going to work on and when. I-Park’s resourceful staff is devoted to providing each artist with a fulfilling, productive and comfortable residency experience. We welcome ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and will furnish materials, equipment and labor for approved projects.
Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.
Residencies are free of charge, except for a $35 application fee to help defray the cost of the selection panels. Artists must pay for their own supplies and transportation to and from the area. Complimentary shuttle service to a Connecticut airport or bus/train station is offered at the beginning and end of each session.
Since its founding in 2001, I-Park has sponsored more than 850 residencies, with approximately one-third of the artists coming from outside the United States.
In 2018, I-Park will host its biannual Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency. This two-week program pairs five composers with a well-established chamber ensemble, allowing the composers to hear their work performed while they create it. This collaboration culminates in meticulously rehearsed performances in Connecticut and New York City. Visit i-park.org for application instructions.
In 2019, I-Park will host its seventh Site-Responsive Art Biennale, welcoming a dozen artists for a three-week residency devoted to creating site-responsive works within I-Park’s natural and built environments. Artists representing all five of I-Park’s creative disciplines, as well as performance art, are welcome to apply.
Website link for full details and application link: http://www.i-park.org/2018grp
About: I-Park is both an open air and a closed studio laboratory for individual artistic pursuits in the fields of the visual arts, music composition/sound sculpture, architecture, moving image, landscape/garden design and creative writing. It also initiates and sponsors specially themed inter-disciplinary projects for the purpose of moving these ideas out of the laboratory and bringing them to life in the field. I-Park is located in East Haddam, Connecticut.