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Large Scale Installation Residency at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


Award: $ 7,500 Project Budget, $ 2,500 Housing

Residency Dates: Jan. 27 - Feb. 13, 2014 / Exhibition on view: Feb. 13 - Mar. 14, 2014

Deadline for Applications: 

end-of-business, Friday July 12, 2013

The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, craftspersons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. The artwork will remain on view from February 13 – March 14, 2014. The selected artist (or artist team) will be awarded $7,500. The award must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work, all incidental costs, meals, transportation costs, and all artist fees and honoraria. The university will provide $2,500 stipend for housing one block from the gallery (Main Street Inn) for one artist -- all remaining housing costs for additional artists and/or support personnel must be covered from the $7,500 award. A group of Kutztown University students will be available to assist with the physical production of the selected proposal.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, located an hour north of Philadelphia, and two hours west of New York City, has an enrollment of 10,000+ students. Each year, our College of Visual and Performing Arts awards approximately 225 undergraduate degrees in Communication Design, Fine Arts, Art Education, and Crafts. Our Visual Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


Proposals must be received by end-of-business, Friday July 12, 2013.
The gallery's website will publish the award recipient on August 19, 2013.
The on-site residency will take place from January 27 to February 13, 2014. Artist(s) will be expected to be on-site during this period, be available to our students, and present one public lecture about previous work and plans for the Kutztown University project.
Project must be completed for a public reception by Thursday, February 13, 4:00 p.m. (reception continues until 6:00 p.m.)
Artist must be available for a lecture on the night of the opening, Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
Project will remain on view from February 13 – March 14, 2014.
Depending on the final disposition of the artwork, the artist(s) may be required to assist with deinstallation which will take place from March 24 – 28, 2014. Artist will be required to pay all costs associated with transport of materials and artwork to and from our site.


Proposed artwork can be realized in any medium and there are no restrictions on form or content. However, proposals that demonstrate innovation and deep, nuanced understanding of contemporary art, craft, or design are preferred. Proposals must be for a site-specific installation and must differ greatly from a proposal for a solo exhibition.

All proposals will be reviewed for overall artistic merit, impact on the experience of our students, feasibility within the established time-frame and budget, artist's demonstration of ability to complete such a project (as evidenced by past projects or a detailed work plan and budget for the KU project), and the relationship of the project to the gallery's mission.

The Marlin and Reginal Miller Art Gallery of Kutztown University presents significant and professionally executed solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art in a variety of mediums as well as supporting programs, events, and services that will directly enhance the artistic and philosophical development of our students and will contribute to the lives of residents within our service area. We strive to challenge assumptions and stimulate discussion by presenting artwork and programs relevant to the social and cultural life of the general and special populations within our service area.


A cover sheet with artist's contact information including: name, mailing address, phone number, email address, web address if available (printed, one page)
A CD-ROM with no more than 20 images of previous pieces (these can be installation pieces or independent artworks). Images must be jpeg files (audio files should be MP3 and video should be Quicktime). All files should be placed in a single folder on your disc.
A printed list keyed to your disc that contains each work's title, medium, dimension, and year of completion. If it isn't obvious from the image, a short description can also be included. (please be sure you include a reference to each corresponding file's name).
A resume (printed please)
A project description of the proposed project (printed, at least one page – not to exceed three pages)
A budget detailing travel costs, material costs, any special equipment necessary (this includes all audio/video/computer/projection equipment needed), any contracted services necessary, and other expenses over $250 (printed, limit to one page)
A work plan that outlines the production schedule including basic physical steps necessary to realize the work and the time estimated for the completion of each (printed, limit to one page)



A folder of jpeg, audio, or video images on your CD that contains drawing or plans of your proposed work
A self-contained DVD that documents other related works
Exhibition announcements, catalogs, articles and reviews
Self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of materials (if S.A.S.E. is not included, materials will not be returned)


The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania will:

Produce and distribute press-releases and exhibition announcements about the project
Coordinate and assist with press appearances and interviews
Publicize the project on the gallery and university's web sites
Publicize and coordinate a public lecture by the selected artist
Host a public reception for the artist and project
Provide housing on or near the campus for one selected artist (additional housing for artist teams and support is at the expense of the recipient)
Provide access to student assistants

This is not, however, a collaborative project between the artist(s) and the gallery. The artist(s) is solely responsible for completing all creative and technical aspects of their project. The gallery can only provide the support and benefits detailed above.


Requested materials should be submitted to:

Residency Project
Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 730 (for UPS or FedEx delivery: 15200 Kutztown Road)
Kutztown, PA 19530-0730

Questions should be e-mailed to stanford@kutztown.edu

No phone calls -- Only emails

email: stanford@kutztown.edu
website: http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallery/residency.html

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