Wesleyan College Artist Residency Opportunity
The Art Department at Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia, is seeking a resident artist for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning August 17th, 2020 thru May 23rd, 2021. The residency is open to emerging and established artists who intend to pursue or create a body of work or special project. A minimum of a BA or BFA in Art should be completed prior to the start of the residency.
The Artist is expected to live and work within our campus in the spirit of building community. This includes student interaction, visibility as a studio artist mentor, attending our Art Department events, participating in student critiques, giving a public lecture and workshop, and exhibiting a body of work in one of our campus venues.
The Knight Foundation is also supporting this residency to expand further into the Macon community. In addition to exhibiting at Wesleyan the artist will also exhibit in the Macon community at one of our local galleries or museums. This exhibit will include an artist lecture prior to or during the exhibition opening. Wesleyan’s campus is the home for the artist and studio, but the intention is to expand the audience of the artist, create connections and strengthen our art community.
The Artist can expect to have a set-aside studio space within our spacious studio facilities; however, the studio space will be open to promote student interaction.
Wesleyan College offers:
• Furnished housing on campus during the duration of the residency (no pets)
• Studio space with campus Internet access
• $5000 per semester stipend September-November
• A campus meal plan providing 10 meals a week for the resident artist during school session
• Access to the Matthews Athletic center
• Access to the school library
• Access to the 100 acre campus arboretum
HOW TO APPLY: Send via email in ONE PDF. FILE no larger than 10MB
1. A brief proposal (no longer than two pages) outlining the project/scope of work. The proposal should reflect an awareness of our expectations that the artist will work independently while interacting with our faculty and students and the community to enhance our learning environment. The proposal should represent the practicality of the artist’s project (concept, media and technique) as it relates to our available facilities and equipment.
2. 10 images with image descriptions (title, medium, date)
3. Current resume (no longer than 2 pages) and link to website/online portfolio
4. 3 Professional references with email and phone number
**ONLY SINGLE PDF. FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED email applications by FEB 14th to email@example.com. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 29th. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
(3-D AREA) three Skutt electric kilns (small, medium, and large), one Bailey Gas car kiln (32 cubic feet), one large gas car kiln (93 cubic feet), dry materials lab, pugmill, 1 electric wheel, 10 kick wheels, 2 large slab rollers, Northstar extruder, mig and stick welder, wood and metal chop saw, table saw, band saw.
(PRINTMAKING) 36″ x 60″ Electric etching press, 21″ x 42″ Etching press, 14″ x 24″ Etching press, 24″ x 48″ Relief proofing press, Moveable type library, 24″ x 36″ Hot-plate, Aquatint box, Spray booth, 18″ x 24″ UV light box for exposing, Solarplate, 52″ sheet metal cutter, Ferric Chloride tank for etching copper
(TECH)19-seat Apple iMac lab, wacom tablet at each station, Adobe Creative Cloud, 2 flat-bed scanners, BW laser printer, Epson SC P800 inkjet printer. Two 3-D printers and Glowforge lazer printer/cutter (in Library).
About Wesleyan College
Wesleyan College is committed to women’s education and helping every student find a unique voice and purpose. As the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women and shaped by Methodist values, Wesleyan provides students an academically challenging and relevant liberal arts education. Our diverse, inclusive community encourages creativity, innovation, and leadership so all graduates are prepared to thrive in a complex world.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.