Sanitary Tortilla Factory (NM), Call for Applicants: Funded Sculpture Residency
Deadline: January 8th, 2017
LAUNCH 1.0 / 1.2 is the first chapter of a residency project based at The Sanitary Tortilla Factory(STF) in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It represents the beginning of what will evolve into a larger, long-term, artist residency program focused on sculpture. The curatorial team of Lucy R. Lippard, Bill Gilbert and sheri crider will select two artists/groups to participate in two, six-week projects that emphasize key community engagement components. The program is seeking proposals that incorporate waste stream utilization or engage the community via social practice projects. The artists will be provided housing, travel funds ($500) and a stipend ($1500) for the residency. The emphasis of both projects art making process should actively engage a particular Albuquerque community or communities. The artist/artist group selected for the residencies should expand the notion of what it means to work in a socially responsible manner. In preparation for this project, STF has positioned itself as a liaison between the visiting artist and local agencies/resources that are open to collaborating with artists. Both residencies will result in an exhibition and inclusion in a catalogue.
STF Founder and Director sheri crider, who is both a working artist and a construction professional, is in a unique position to facilitate art collaborations for artists with construction/waste industries, educational facilities, and social welfare agencies. The waste stream utilization residency offers the artist a direct access to over 200 tons of construction demolition. A full workshop and studio space are available for the artists in residence. The workshop contains a basic woodworking shop (table saw, band saw, miter saw, sanders), as well as hand held power tools and light metal shop including a TIG/MIG chop saw and grinders.
The launch of the sculpture residency program is generously supported by the Fulcrum Fund in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation.
For submission details and more information: http://sanitarytortillafactory.org/residency-program/