Open call for an artist-in-residency program
DEADLINE TO APPLY: JULY 7, 2017
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GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY JOHN S. &  JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION

ABOUT EN RESIDENCIA

En Residencia is an annual Artist in Residence program with an emphasis on social practice and community engagement. It supports four Latino artists from a variety of disciplines for a period of six months, providing space to develop ideas and produce new work within the context of the Koubek Center and its surrounding neighborhood, Little Havana.

Selected artists spend three months researching and planning—forming community relationships through fieldwork and involvement in local activities and organizations, and three months implementing their projects and presenting public programs—whether art installations, performances, screenings or readings.

This Knight Arts Challenge-winning program centers on artists participating and forging relationships directly in the neighborhood, so that their work is informed by and reflects the voice of the community. It intends to expand the evolving body of Latino-rooted work and discourse, adding new perspectives on Latino experience and culture through a Miami lens.

SELECTED ARTISTS RECEIVE

$6,000 Commission

$6,000 commission for a new work created through En Residencia.

Public Showcases

Public showcases of their as part of Koubek Center programming

Space

Priority use of Koubek spaces based on availability.

Free Admission

Free admission to Koubek Center performances with reservation.

Production Help

One week of load-in and tech (plus expense allowance) for the mounting of new work.

Marketing Help

Marketing and publicity around the presentation of the new work.

YOUR COMMITMENT

Over the period of the residency, En Residencia cohort members agree to commit to participating in the following:

  • Cohort gatherings including an initial two-day training and orientation.
  • Feedback sessions with their own selected peers about their work through a facilitated critical process such as Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process.
  • Leading workshops, discussions, and showcases for the community as agreed and scheduled.
  • Leading workshops and class visits for MDC students within and across disciplines.
  • Leading workshops in varying formats for peer working artists.

FAQ'S

What is the Selection Criteria?
Applications are reviewed for artistic excellence and viability of projects based on the evidence of a strong compositional process and production plan. Additionally, applications are assessed for an interest in actively participating in the context of social practice.
What is the application process?
Applications must be completed in full and submitted by the deadline of 11pm on July 7, 2017. All applications are then carefully reviewed by a panel of peer performing arts professionals. The panel will select six artists who will be offered Alliance residencies for the program year. Announcements will be made by the end of August, 2017. Those selected as cohort members will be expected to attend an orientation on September 9 and 10, 2017.
What if I miss the deadline?
The deadline is a hard deadline. Applications will not be considered if received after the deadline.
What if I can only commit to a portion of the En Residencia period?
If you are unable to commit for a six-month period for any reason, please do not apply. As with any professional commitment, a few conflicts can be worked out as they come up. And like other professional commitments, En Residencia requires a commitment to the full scope of the project as outlined. Commitment to your project, the community, and the cohort is paramount.

GET STARTED

Remember applications must be completed in full and submitted by the deadline of 11pm on July 7, 2017

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