Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Open Call for Site-specific Installation

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Open Call for Site-specific Installation

The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is seeking proposals for a site-specific gallery installation piece, culminating after a 4 week in person artist residency.  

This artist residency provides artists with opportunities to dive deeply into their artistic research, practice, and creative endeavors. We encourage proposals from underrepresented and BIPOC artists, crafts persons, and designers for the production of this original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. International artists can apply for this residency.  

The selected artist (or artist team) will receive $10,000 (in installments, see below). The payment to the artist must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work : all incidental costs, meals, transportation costs, housing, and all artist fees and honoraria. No additional funding will be provided.  

Eligibility: We encourage proposals from underrepresented and BIPOC artists, crafts persons, and designers for the production of this original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. International artists can apply for this residency. Proposed artwork can be realized in any medium and there are no restrictions on form or content. However, proposals that demonstrate innovation and deep, nuanced understanding of contemporary art, craft, or design are preferred. Proposals must be for a site-specific installation and must differ greatly from a proposal for a solo exhibition. Preference will be given to proposals that have a strong student involvement component.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is in the Lehigh Valley northeast diverse region of Pennsylvania. The focus for this artist residency is to continue building a contemporary art community with artists exploring new mediums and concepts in a changing world. This program creates opportunities for new perspectives and creative processes to be shared. In turn positively impacting the cultural and creative landscape process by actively making work that is relevant to present time and a deeper understanding of the human condition. During the residency, artists are expected to explore the opportunities for collaboration within a variety of entities in the Kutztown university and community (depending on subject matter and when appropriate: cross dept collaborations, outreach to local schools, community programs, etc.) 

Kutztown is one hour north of Philadelphia and two hours west of New York City, and has an enrollment of 8,500+ students. Each year, our College of Visual and Performing Arts awards over 200 undergraduate degrees in Communication Design, Animated Arts, Cinema & Television Production, Studio Art, Art History, Art Education; and graduate degrees in Arts Administration, Communication Design, and Art Education. Our Visual Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Applications open:

December 7, 2023 

Applications close:

Feb 20, 2024 

Finalists contacted:  

March 15, 2024 

Artist announced:

April 15, 2024 

Website link for apply: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/the-marlin-and-regina-miller-gallery/installation-residency.html

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