PlatteForum (CO), Call for Applicants: 2019 – 2020 Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

PlatteForum (CO), Call for Applicants: 2019 – 2020 Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Deadline: April 14th, 2019

PlatteForum, a 501 (c)3 non profit organization, is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams under-resourced youth (K-12) with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.

PlatteForum, as an artist community, supports the creation and presentation of new art and ideas by contemporary artists. By supporting working artists, PlatteForum generates dialogue in the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be.

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only four available slots in the Artist Residency program each season. Residencies are 6-8 weeks in duration. Residency timeslots follow the approximate schedule:
Residency A: Oct-Dec 2019
Residency B: Jan-March 2020
Residency C: March-May 2020
Residency D: June-July 2020
Residency E: June/July 2019

The Artist Residency program is open to artists in all genres. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply. Artistic excellence, merit, and creative ways for interacting with the public as articulated in the application are important criteria in the selection process. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, an Artist Resident from the 2012-13 season is not eligible to apply until the 2015-16 season).

Stipend: PlatteForum provides our facility, a stipend ($250/week) to help defray artist expenses, staff support, program administration, workshop support, youth workshop supplies, opening event, press releases, and invitations.

Housing: Guest housing will be provided by members of the PlatteForum community for out-of-town artists.

Meals: A full kitchen is available for artists’ use.

Residency Fees: None.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE:

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PlatteForum is located in Denver, Colorado

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