Creative Global Network for the Visual Arts

Deadline: May 31st, 2013, for residencies starting September 1st, 2013

Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world.

Established in 2008, Fogo Island Arts is located off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada. With the opening of the Fogo Island Inn in 2013, Fogo Island Arts will enter a new phase of its evolution, expanding its program to include exhibitions at the Inn, publications produced in collaboration with international imprints, and partnerships with public institutions globally. These initiatives are part of a social enterprise-based business model that will support the economic viability of the Fogo Island Inn and the growth of tourism on Fogo Island.

The programs at Fogo Island Arts provide alternatives to more traditional international residencies and public art galleries in North America — in part due to the resourcefulness and creativity of Fogo Islanders, which provides a vital framework for the organization’s activities.

Critical engagement with the residents of Fogo Island forms the core of our programs. This means we design our educational projects and public events with both local and international audiences in mind.

Fogo Island Arts residencies provide opportunities for artists and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines to live and work on Fogo Island for periods ranging from three to six months. All participants in our Residency Program live in heritage houses; four off-the-grid studios designed by architect Todd Saunders are made available to artists-in-residence who have a studio-based practice. Situated at different locations around the island, the studios and artists’ homes help connect participants in our programs with the day-to-day lives of the Island’s local communities.

2013–2014 call for proposals

For its 2013–14 residencies, Fogo Island Arts is seeking proposals for projects to be produced within the organization’s Education Program. We welcome proposals from curators, artists, designers and art educators engaged in community-based practices that are sensitive to context.

Proposals should take into account the unique circumstances under which Fogo Island Arts carries out its programs. Fogo Island Arts is located on a small island in rural Newfoundland, and is an agency of the Shorefast Foundation, a Canadian registered charity dedicated to creating cultural and economic resiliency for the people of Fogo Island and Change Islands.

Deadline: May 31st, 2013, for residencies starting September 1st, 2013.

How to apply

Please send a project proposal and a brief description of your practice (500 words maximum).

For support material, please enclose:
–Detailed Curriculum Vitae
–Two letters of recommendation from professionals in your field
And, where relevant:
–Ten images (maximum) in JPEG format on disc, with relevant caption information included on the images or an attached document
–Two DVDs (maximum), for film related submissions
–Three samples of your published work (20 pages maximum)

Applications should be sent to:

Curatorial Residency Proposals
Fogo Island Arts
Highway 334 — Suite 100
P.O. Box 102 — JBS
Fogo Island, NL
A0G 2X0 Canada
T +1 709 266 1083 ex 112
F +1 709 266 1089

Applications are accepted by regular mail only, and should be postmarked no later than May 31st, 2013. Please do not send original materials as unfortunately we are unable to return these to you.

Further information: info@fogoislandarts.ca

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