Announcing Engaging Artists, a six week Summer 2014 residency program
hosted by More Art in partnership with the Artist Volunteer Center and Judson
Engaging Artists will connect artists with homeless populations in New York City,
offering hands-on volunteer opportunities and weekly workshops to enrich the
artists’ existing studio practice.
Artists who are concerned with socially conscious issues and are committed to
forming a deeper relationship to one of the city’s most vulnerable populations, the
homeless, are encouraged to apply.
Selected artists will participate in weekly art-related volunteer opportunities with
the homeless through partnerships with organizations such as Art Start, Common
Ground, and the Bowery Mission. The volunteer experience will be enriched by
an artist talk by upcoming More Art artist, Andres Serrano, and weekly
workshops at Judson Memorial Church with professionals in the field, as well as
artists, curators, and activists. The six-week residency program will be connected
to their studio practice, encouraging the production of artwork that is informed by
this unique program, which will culminate in an exhibition of the work made
during this time.
Andres Serrano (artist), Caroline Woolard (artist), Hunter Reynolds (artist), Travis
Laughlin (Education Director at the Joan Mitchell Foundation), Annelie McGavin
(curator), Kristian Nammack (curator), Manon Slome (curator), Leaders from
Picture the Homeless, A leader from Common Ground, James Macklin (Director
of Outreach at The Bowery Mission), and more to be announced.
Artists will be able to submit proposals for a project at the end of their residency,
and selected projects will be funded by More Art to allow the artist to produce his
or her own full-scale socially engaged public art project.
-Selected artists need to have a current studio practice in the NYC area and be
available from June 5th to July 17th for weekly Thursday evening workshops at
Judson Memorial Church from 6:30-8:30 pm (schedule TBA)
-Artists must be available to participate in weekly volunteer opportunities totaling
4hrs a week.
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND to (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-10-15 images or video (please submit files in pdf form. Links to portfolio
websites will also be accepted)
-A brief (under 500 words) statement as to why you feel you and your work would
be a good fit for this program
Deadline for applications is May 16th before 5pm.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to email Adam Zucker