PlatteForum 2013-2014 Creative Residency

Application deadline March 15, 2013

  • Applicatiion Fee: $35
"One of the best things was the studio where I was able to work in a larger scale...
Plus the kids inspired me. I have a whole new outlook on my art, and energy to tear into the next phase!"
Artist Katie Taft, Creative Resident, 2007

(from the press release)

PlatteForum's Creative Residency program offers the opportunity for reflection and intensive creative work. This stipend-based program aims to create an eenvironment where artists create a body of work, interact with underserved youth in the community, and present the work to the public in exhibitions, performances and events. PlatteForum is a member of the Alliance of Artist Communities, an international organization that advances creativity. While there are many ways to support and experience the arts – books and paintings, performances and poetry, movies, museums, and music – artists’ communities support individuals in the creation of new art and ideas.


Who Can Apply: The Creative Residency programs are open to artists in all genres. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply. Artistic excellence, merit, and creative ways for interacting with the public as articulated in the application are important criteria in the selection process. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, a Creative Resident from the 2010-11 season is not eligible to apply until the 2013-14 season). Resident artists are asked to donate a piece of art that will be auctioned by PlatteForum to support the residency program. Apply now.

Selection Process: An interdisciplinary selection committee will consider applications for the residencies. Care will be given to selecting artists who represent a variety of genres, experiences, and ideas.

Stipend/Support: PlatteForum provides facility, stipend ($250/week) to help defray artist expenses, staff support, program administration, workshop support, youth workshop supplies, opening event, press releases, printed invitations.

Facilities & Services: The contemporary facility is over 3,000 square feet with dedicated outdoor sculpture area and plaza. An open studio (2,000 square feet) is surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, restrooms, and artist/staff space with shower and futon couch.

Housing: Modest, private artist apartment with private bathroom, shower and futon.

Meals: Kitchen is available for artists' use.

Computer/Internet Access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet

Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible. Public areas and studios are wheelchair accessible.

Residency Fees: none

Additional Expectations/Community Involvement: Strengthening individual practice through collaboration. Resident artists dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with one small groups of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops that build upon the ideas and forms of the Creative Resident. PlatteForum staff supports the artist in the organization and facilitation of the youth workshops. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the Creative Resident and the youth are presented in a performance, exhibition or artist talk, seminar,depending on the work of the Creative Resident and the youth. 

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