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Grin City Collective CALL FOR ENTRIES SUMMER EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY Applications Due: March 11
Grin City Collective
CALL FOR ENTRIES SUMMER EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY
Applications Due: March 11
First Session: June 16-July 13, 2013
Second Session: July 21-August 17, 2013
Undergraduate juniors and seniors may apply. Must be 21 or older. Six will be selected for each session.
· A four week intensive individual and collaborative art practice on a farm near Grinnell, IA
· Community outreach with local foods grown in our garden · Housing and individual studio spaces
· Final gallery show at the Grinnell Arts Center
· $100 stipend + food During the summer, Grin City invites ten to twelve college-aged writers, visual or performance artists for one of two month-long sessions.
Those eligible for the Emerging Artist Residency are juniors or seniors in college at the time of application. Applicants from Iowa colleges and universities are given special consideration.
Ideal candidates have a strong portfolio and are serious about pursuing a career in their field for which they are applying, but do not need to have majored in it.
They embrace artistic and work-based collaboration, and have an interest in community engagement.
Interest in local foods and/or agriculture is a plus, but is by no means required.
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Grin City Collective is located on a 320-acre farm in central Iowa a mile north of the town of Grinnell. The farm itself is privately owned, but all buildings are open to residents. Structures at the Grin City Complex include three renovated barns, two houses, a woodworking shop, metal shop, ceramics kiln room, nano huts(small live/work studios) and a renovated tofu factory. Grin City can have up to ten artists in residence at one time.
Main studio space is located in the building of a former tofu factory. The former factory floor is divided with 3/4 walls into large individual studio rooms.
There are two housing options on the Grin City Complex. Residents stay in either the gray 150-year-old farm house or in the 100-year-old brick house both are equipped with communal kitchen and two baths. There are also a number small live/work structures which residents can elect to live in upon arrive to Grin City. Grin City's studios meet ADA requirements and special living accommodations can be made. Please notify staff if you have any particular needs.
All Gardens at Grin City are operated by Jordan Scheibel, who runs his own CSA program called Middle Way Farm. There are about 2 acres of gardens spread out around the farm. It is from these gardens that residents are provided with supplemental veggies to create meals from June through October. During the Spring and Summer Sessions, residents spend two afternoons a week working in the garden.
Commitment to Sustainability
Grin City is also a green city. Like its commitment to community sustainability, it also has a commitment to environmental sustainability and simple living. We grow our own produce and buy our ingredients from local farms and mills. We use outdoor clothes lines, compost, and do many other small practices which reduce our environmental impact. Some of these practices come from our rural setting, some are from our mission, but all are smart systems of living that we ask every resident to commit to. Grin City is currently exploring solar and wind power.
Phone: 641-236-3203 Email:email@example.com
Grin City Collective, P.O. Box 657, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grin City Collective, 3633 Highway 146, Grinnell, IA 50112