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"Call for Artists: Gushul Studio Residency and Collaboration Project"
2006-02-17 until 2006-04-14
Trapdoor Artist Run Centre
As stated in their mandate, one goal of Trapdoor artist run centre is to help visual artists develop their practice by providing opportunities for creative research and exploration. They see the promotion of emerging artists from within Alberta as a vital role for our organization and an important contribution to the cultural richness of our community. With this goal in mind, Trapdoor is offering a collaborative residency between a senior, established cultural practitioner from outside the visual arts and an emerging visual artist from Alberta. This project is designed to combine the skills, knowledge, histories and varied approaches of two creative individuals working in different disciplines. The objective is to promote innovative artist! ic production for display or dissemination, such as art work(s), a public talk, and a supporting publication.
The two will do a residency together at the University of Lethbridge‚s Gushul Studio for the month of August, 2006. The Gushul is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta. Trapdoor chose the Gushul as the location for this project because it is designed to accommodate two working artists and has been successfully utilized for seventeen years by professional artists and writers from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. It is an exceptional space which meets the requirements of the project and has the added extra incentive of allowing artists in residence to interact with, and contribute to, the vitality of the Crowsnest Pass community.
Trapdoor has selected Carol Williams, a Lethbridge resident, as our "established cultural practitioner from outside the visual arts." Williams is uniquely qualified for this project: Not only is she the award winning author of Framing the West: Race, Gender and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest, but she also has an extensive knowledge of visual culture and was a founding member of the Vancouver Association of Non-commercial Culture (an artist run centre). She is a avid supporter of Trapdoor, arts organizations and individual artists within our community. Furthermore, as an experienced educator, Williams is well known for her active support and encouragement of emerging artists and will make an excellent senior member of the collaborative team.
If you are an emerging visual artist residing in Alberta and would like to participate in this project please submit: - a cv, - an artist's statement, - 10-15 images (slides or digital images with a list identifying the works), - and/or VHS or DVD documentation, - and a paragraph describing why you are interested in participating in this project.
Trapdoor Artist Run Centre
811 - 5th Avenue South
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.
DEADLINE: April 14th, 2006.
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