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Residency: Orange County Great Park Artist-in-Residence Program – due 9-25-12

Orange County Great Park Artist-in-Residence Program

The Orange County Great Park Corporation in Irvine, California seeks public artists from all creative disciplines (including all areas of visual and performing arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, and design, & architecture) for five-month residencies in artists’ studios located within the Palm Court Arts Complex in the Orange County Great Park. Dedicated to designing site-specific art for the park as well as creating an educational dialogue with the community, the residency program will provide artists with studio space for studio work and staffed open studio hours to enable interaction with the general public. With the intent of fostering imaginative concepts and definitions of what a large-scale metropolitan art park can be, artists will be encouraged to present screenings, performances, exhibitions, workshops, or lectures to facilitate an exchange of ideas between the artist and the public. These scheduled activities will be intended to assist each artist in refining a final project proposal for installation or production. The residency will conclude with submission of detailed project plans, work samples and prototype which respond to an element or theme of the Great Park. Plans may be implemented at the discretion of the Great Park management and board.

Calendar & Deadlines
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm MDT on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Notification of selections will be made by December, 2012. Selected artists may begin residency between January – June, 2013.

Artists will receive a $7,500 grant stipend for their residency. Selection will be based on experience and intent, not a specific project proposal. Development of the project proposal will take place during the course of the residency and should reflect that same type of artwork and materials submitted to the judging panel for consideration. Two artist residencies will commence as early as January, 2013. Qualified artists not selected for current opportunities may be placed on an eligibility list for future residencies in 2013-14.

For further information, please contact:

Kevin Staniec

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