ARTSail Residency and Research Project

ARTSail Residency and Research Project

ArtCenter/South Florida

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May 24, 2016
ARTSail Residency and Research Project

Application deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:59pm (EST)

ArtCenter/South Florida 
924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The ArtCenter/South Florida, in partnership with The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science, invites submissions for its ARTSail Residency Program. ARTSail grants selected artists and curators for the possibility to live and/or work on board a vessel for a period of 4 to 6 weeks exploring Miami’s waterways.

ARTSail is a nomadic, floating art project that seeks to provide artists and cultural practitioners the opportunity to research and explore the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami. ArtCenter will host the residencies on Miami’s waterways on an off-board vessel where artists will be invited to further existing research or generate new work in response to Miami’s relationship to the water. Water has played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Miami and its communities and is increasingly becoming a central theme in the discussion surrounding climate. ARTSail aims to develop awareness in the community about environmental concerns and engage the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of South Florida’s waterways.

Residents will be invited to collaborate with scientists and/or science students involved with the Science Museum. To facilitate this process applicants are invited to consider the four main areas of interest listed below that researchers and scientists affiliated with the Science Museum are currently engaged with:

–Sea-level rise
–Coral bleaching and coral restoration
–Hydroponic and Aquaponic farming
–Phosphorus pollution in the Everglades National Park

ARTSail offers the opportunity to integrate critical and creative practices into a new set of parameters, and the potential of challenging established routines, activities and assumptions. It creates a unique live and work environment to stimulate profoundly generative time and space for focused research and the creation of provocative new ideas and work.

Successful candidates will participate in three residencies between the months of January–May and October–December 2017.

The proposal
Proposals will be considered from artists and curators engaged in a variety of practices (such as the visual, performance, and sound arts as well as trans-disciplinary practices) working in any and all media. Prior interest in science, water, and the marine environment is welcome and encouraged.

Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that consider issues related to the four main areas of interest highlighted above. These may include, but are by no means limited to, rising sea levels; coral bleaching and coral restoration; hydroponic and aquaponic farming; phosphorus pollution in the Everglades National Park

Submissions will be adjudicated by committee and successful candidates will be notified in September 2016.

The logistics
The residency will cover the following:
1. Roundtrip airfare to Miami, Florida
2. Local transport from and to MIA airport
3. Living stipend: 1,500 USD
4. Production support up to 1,000 USD

Accommodation on board a vessel or at ArtCenter/South Florida Residency, depending on the proposal.

How to apply:
For more information or to apply, please click here.


About ArtCenter/South Florida
Established in 1984, ArtCenter/South Florida is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that advances the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture to an audience of approximately 80,000 people per year. ArtCenter/South Florida creates opportunities for experimentation and encourages the critical exchange of ideas through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach. The residency programs include a Studio Residency Program, a Visiting Artist & Curator Program, a PRINTshop Residency Program, and ARTSail Residency & Research Program. In 2016, ArtCenter/South Florida launched a live/work studio space and an educational platform for critical dialogue.

Exhibitions and programs at ArtCenter/South Florida are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


A project by ArtCenter
In partnership with Frost Science Museum
Supported by Knight Foundation


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