International Call for Applicants: Sonoran Artist Residency (AZ), Spring 2019

International Call for Applicants: Sonoran Artist Residency (AZ), Spring 2019

Deadline: February 1st, 2019

From their call: This residency is open to emerging, mid-career and established artists, giving them the opportunity to step away from the day-to-day hustle and focus on a new or existing project in an inspiring setting. Ajo is a beautiful, quiet, little-known town in the heart of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, ideal for a period of creativity and experimentation, as well as exploration. Our community is full of artists of all kinds and embraces visiting artists from across the country and around the globe. 

For Spring 2019, there is no prescribed theme or medium. We are focusing on visual and performing artists, and preference is given to Native and Latinx individuals to highlight the historic (and historically underrepresented) populations of this region. That said, artists of all backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

Visiting artists are given a kitchenette room at the Sonoran Desert Inn for the duration of their stay. Our rooms, all former elementary school classrooms, are comfortable, air conditioned, spacious, and full of light. The kitchenette, stocked with a coffeemaker (and locally roasted coffee), fridge, microwave, stove, pots, pans, and dishes, allows artists to easily prepare their own simple meals.

Visiting artists will also be provided, at no cost, a large, air conditioned classroom as their studio space. Classrooms are approximately 800 square feet and have five 8-foot windows, letting in lots of natural light. They are equipped with an artist sink; hi-speed WiFi; cabinets, closets and shelving for storage of supplies; and tables and chairs (which can be removed if not needed).  Studios are ADA-friendly, with ADA-accessible restrooms nearby.

We have rehearsal and performance space available, as well as outdoor work spaces for artists wishing to work en plein air.

While we welcome visual and performing artists working in any medium to apply, there are some limitations to the work space and available equipment.

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