Over the last 3 years I have participated in this great residency that is organized by a local fiber/textiles cooperative called ‘Contextural’.
It’s been a great opportunity to get back into repeat printing. Here I was able to fine tune and refresh my skills outside of the studio while in a community environment with like minded folks.
What follows is there call for submissions and for further information make sure to visit here…
On another note make sure to come on over to my new website and blog at www.nataliegerber.ca
For the past six years, Contextural: a fibre arts cooperative has held a hugely successful summer residency program within the studios of the Alberta College of Art + Design, Fibre Department. We are now getting ready for our 7th residency and are currently inviting expressions of interest from fibre artists and students who are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting and are seeking affordable studio space with specialized dye and print equipment.
We are seeking individuals who:
- Are interested in working within a co-operative studio setting
- Will be actively involved in, and contribute to, our community
- Seek access to affordable studio space and specialized equipment
- Are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills through teaching and collaboration
- Appreciate and practice the diversity of textile arts and craft
- Embrace an environmental approach to studio production
- Are ready to commit a fee of $250 for a three-month, or $150 for one-monthsummer studio rental and access to equipment
- Will contribute to the end of summer residency exhibition.
Interested parties should send an application to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘2014 Summer Residency Application’
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 30th 2014 @ midnight.
If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.
Dates for the one-month residencies are May 25 – June 29, and July 20 – August 24 with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 25 at 1:00pm or Sunday, July 20 at 1:00pm
Dates for the three-month residency are May 25 – August 24 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 25 at 1:00pm.
Again this year, Contextural is offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies. The scholarship will be awarded based on the quality and completeness of the application.
**Please note: Contextural Members are not required to submit a full application to participate in the residency. However, members must submit a full application for consideration for the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship**
For questions regarding the Contextural Summer Residency, please direct them to Julie Baratta at email@example.com