BLUE SKY PROJECT SUMMER RESIDENCY – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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BLUE SKY PROJECT OF DAYTON, OHIO SEEKS ARTIST’S PROPOSALS FOR 2011 SUMMER RESIDENCY.

CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS: VISUAL ARTISTS, ARTIST/ACTIVISTS, FILMMAKERS, WRITERS, DANCERS, MUSICIANS, THEATER PERFORMERS, AND PEOPLE WORKING IN OTHER CREATIVE MEDIA ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

As one of five Blue Sky Project Artists-In-Residence, you will cross-pollinate with other practicing artists, collaborate with teens, expand your ideas and add artistic breadth and depth to the Dayton community.

Relocated in 2009 to Ohio from our original location in Illinois, artists gather for eight weeks from mid-June to mid August at the University of Dayton, located 2 miles from downtown Dayton. Monday – Thursday, from 10-3:30 are devoted to intensive collaborations between each individual artist and a small group of six to eight local teen participants, culminating in a final exhibition. Artists-in-Residence invent the remaining structure, working together or individually on projects. Our hope is that the projects will seep out, intervene, enhance and impact the community.

Your recent studio practice and new ideas should provide the foundation for your activities. Because of the collaborative nature of Blue Sky Project, your project must have an open-ended structure. Your project must be achievable in eight weeks, within a $1,000 budget (excluding final exhibition expenses) and must engage others in its articulation and production. The rest is up to you. Previous projects have included: sculptural sound installation, video installation, performance, musical composition, dance installation, 2D visual-art and photography, self-published magazines, and site-specific interventions.

Application deadline is January 17, 2011. To learn more about Blue Sky Project, see previous work and backgrounds of past resident artists, and to download our Call for Proposals, please visit http://www.blueskydayton.org