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A Residency for Artists Affected by This Year’s Hurricanes

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts
Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in in Middletown, Connecticut has announced a new residency open to artists and performers from areas impacted by the 2017 hurricane season (Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands). Developed in collaboration with the university’s College of the Environment, the residency is specifically seeking applicants creating works that respond to the environmental and social impacts of hurricanes, including projects that address climate change, displacement, and humans’ relationship with water. The selected artist(s) will travel to Middletown in April 2018 for the 7 to14-day residency and will receive a $10,000 artist fee and $5,000 for travel and materials. Other qualifications for the residency are listed below:

— Residency is open to artists working in performing arts and/or visual arts disciplines (music, dance, theater, visual arts).
— Artist must have permanent residency in one of the states or US territories most directly impacted by the hurricane season of 2017 (Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands). If a group of artists, the majority of the group must have residency as described above.
— Artist(s) must be available to travel to Middletown, CT for a 7-14 day residency in April 2018 and be able to work within the budget outlined above.
— Artist(s) must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
— Artists must submit an application form, including project description, resume, three references, and work samples.

For the residency’s full Request for Proposal, please go here.


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