Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Howard County Artist in Residence program has been canceled. We look forward to bringing this program back in the future.
HCLS is seeking a textile artist to fill the role of the 2020 HCLS Artist in Residence (AIR). All artists who work with fiber, fabric, weaving, or other textile mediums are welcome to apply.
PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM (DEADLINE MARCH 30, 2020)
SCOPE OF WORK
The AIR will lead a community collaborative art project on the theme of “Together We Soar.” They will also teach one class per month (3 total over the duration of the summer) for different age groups and hold open-studio hours at the Library once a week for 4 hours or more. The open studios are opportunities for HCLS customers to visit with the artist, ask questions, learn about the skills, techniques and materials used in the creation of artwork, and engage in the creative process. All work created in the open studio is the property of the artist.
The AIR will also design and implement a collaborative community art project. This will be a project where all members of the community, of all ages, can contribute to an artwork that will be temporarily displayed at one or more HCLS Branch. Please note that this project must be portable, and not permanently adhere to the building or grounds.
The residency will be located at the Elkridge Branch Library, begin in Mid-June 2020, and end in late August, running approximately 10 weeks.
Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.
Questions? Please email [email protected]
- $3000 all-inclusive stipend
- Supplies for Classes and Community Collaborative Art Project
- Pop Up studio space at Elkridge Branch Library
The AIR will:
- Create a community collaborative art project to which customers can contribute. This project must be removeable (eg: not permanently fixed to the building or grounds) and accessible for customers of all ages and abilities.
- Participate in weekly Open-Studio Hours that provide customers an opportunity to engage with and meet the Artist as they create artwork (4 – 6 hours).
- Teach (3) classes over the course of the summer: 1 for children or intergenerational audiences, 1 for teens, and 1 for adults.
The successful AIR candidate will submit a proposal that includes:
- An idea for a community collaborative art project that relates to the theme of “Together We Soar.”
- Ideas for (3) classes for different ages that include student learning goals
- A link to an online portfolio of their work. (eg: personal website, Instagram, Flickr album) or upload JPEGs of three pieces of work in the form below.
- A proposed schedule that includes start/end dates, open studio days, and possible class dates.
- A budget for the community collaborative art project and proposed classes.
- Classes, open studio, and community collaborative art project proposals should be accessible and inclusive for all members of the community.
- Usage of or links to the Elkridge DIY Collection