Social Practice and Community Engagement Artist Residence Program
Emerging or mid-career artists from or currently residing, working or studying in Lancaster County, Pa., are invited to apply to CSEwL’s Social Practice and Community Engagement Artist Residency program. This program offers a stipend of $20,000 and an experience during which artists will have access to studio facilities at the Winter Visual Arts Center (WVAC) and other resources at F&M.
Learn more about CSEwL’s Social Practice and Community Engagement Artist Residency program, which offers a stipend and access to studio facilities at F&M.
Dates: August 31, 2022 - February 28, 2023
The residency will be based at F&M’s Department of Art, Art History and Film with access to studio facilities at the Winter Visual Arts Center (WVAC) and other resources at F&M. Successful candidates will engage directly with community members in Lancaster City/County and with Franklin & Marshall’s faculty, students and staff. The residency will conclude with an exhibition in the Winter Visual Arts Center gallery.
- Applicant must be an emerging or mid-career artist from or currently residing, working or studying in Lancaster County, Pa.
- Applicant must have a regional or national exhibition record, public speaking experience, and an openness to collaboration (prior collaborative experience helpful).
Applicant must have demonstrated experience or commitment to social practice and/or community based projects in Lancaster County and/or the City of Lancaster.
Each application requires:
Document 1: Statement
Submit a document with following five distinct paragraphs that answer the questions:
- Recommendations: List contact information (email address, phone number, name, title) for three professional references. These should be from individuals that you have worked with professionally. This does not include friends and/or family unless you worked with them in a professional capacity.
- Statement of interest: Describe why you are interested in social practice and community engagement. What interests you specifically about social practice in Lancaster?
- Statement of practice: Describe your studio practice. Please include examples of past projects that involved social practice and/or community engagement and how that did or did not inform your work
- Statement of purpose: Provide a short project proposal for your residency. What do you hope to accomplish and how? What community groups in Lancaster are you interested in working with? What major issues that impact Lancaster residents do you hope to address?
- Studio needs: All residents will receive an office on campus and access to the studio facilities of the WVAC. What studio needs do you foresee? Do you need access to a woodshop? Please be as specific as possible.
Document 2: Curriculum Vitae
Submit a PDF of your curriculum vitae/resume. Please provide a record of your experiences relevant to social practice, community engagement and the arts. Include an exhibition record (this is required).
Document 3: Portfolio
Submit a PDF of your visual work. Include no less than ten and no more than 12 pieces of art.
Applicants must submit by email the following three documents in PDF. Your application will not be complete without all three documents. Email your complete application to CSEwL@fandm.edu.
If you have questions about the award or application process, please contact us at CSEWL@fandm.edu.