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YBCA Artist Residency
Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 14:05

 

 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

in conjuction with Art Practical

are pleased to announce a

 

Call for Proposals for the 

 

YBCA Artist in Residence 2014

 

Submissions open Monday, February 10, 2014, 9 a.m.

Applications due Thursday, March 14, 2014 by 5 p.m.

 

YBCA is requesting proposals for a three-month artist residency that will take place from April 1 to June 30, 2014. Proposals are being sought from artists whose work engages with social and public practice in any or all disciplines: visual arts, performance, theater, dance, film/video and new media.

 

YBCA’s guiding question for offering this residency is: Given the significant economic changes to the Bay Area, how do artists sustain themselves and maintain a flourishing, vibrant and highly diverse arts community? YBCA wants to investigate how artists are responding to an economic climate that pushes communities out of the Bay Area, rather than seeking art that directly responds to this question.

 

The YBCA Artist in Residence will award an emerging/mid-career artist whose work foregrounds social and public practice a $10,000 monetary award and opportunities to create meaningful programs and projects that look beyond the traditional exhibition context to engage with Bay Area communities. This three-month residency in partnership with Art Practical aims to support local artists through substantial financial support, critical engagement with their practice, and the career enhancement that institutional alliances can create.

 

YBCA’s Artist in Residence Key Objectives:

-- Provide critical financial support for an artist or arts collective's project that situates itself in dialogue with diverse groups and sustains a creative life in the Bay Area.

-- Further activate critical discourse and debate about social and public practice works and the role of artists engaged in work that activates sites and communities.

 

YBCA Artist in Residence Conceptual Framework:

YBCA becomes a catalyst for creative endeavor through this residency program. The residency specifically seeks to support artists that explore ideas through audience and public engagement, which is an essential component of YBCA’s mission. Through the award, YBCA wants establish itself as directly investing in the artistic landscape of this region. Social and public practices are also proving to be a powerful tool for community engagement—a way of connecting people to each other through both interactive artistic content and physical spaces.

 

Artists and art collectives in the San Francisco Bay Area create art works that foreground community engagement and drive audience participation, while also challengeing existing social structures within the urban context. Artists are working to find creative solutions to social issues and alternative ways to raise political awareness through their arts practices using diverse strategies.

 

Instead of asking the selected artist to produce a new body of work for an exhibition, the residency encourages the selected artist to explore new ways of interacting with art audiences and the larger public. Therefore, applicants are asked to propose offsite projects to conceive of and situate their audience beyond the institution’s walls.

 

YBCA Artist in Residence Award:

The selected artist will receive a $10,000 cash award, professional support and marketing, institutional support, and access to a broader audience for their work.

In addition, through YBCA’s partnership with Art Practical, the selected artist will also receive:

-- a feature-length profile in the magazine that crafts an intimate look at the artist’s workspace, practice and vision.

-- a portfolio of the artist’s work presented as part of the “Fan Mail” series on Art Practical’s partner site Daily Serving.

-- a public program developed in conjunction with the artist that could take the form of a podcast interview, an artist’s talk, a roundtable discussion, a performance/film screening, or other program intended to engage an audience around a topic relevant to the artist’s practice.

-- editorial review of the selected artist’s CV, website and artist statement. 

 

Application Requirements:

All application materials are due via ybca.org/artist-residency on Thursday, March 14, 2014 by 5 p.m. Late submissions will be disqualified.

 

Applicants must:

-- be at least 18 years old

-- not be enrolled as a full-time student during the residency period

-- be a resident of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or San Mateo counties

-- identify as an emerging or mid-career artist

-- if part of an artist collective or group, all application materials must be submitted by a single representative of the group

-- in lieu of application fee, be enrolled in YBCA:You and/or a YBCA member

-- See http://www.ybca.org/ybcayou to join YBCA:You.

-- See http://www.ybca.org/support to purchase a membership to YBCA.

 

Selection Process

The selection process consists of three rounds. In the first round, YBCA staff will narrow the pool down to 15 candidates, judged against the criteria outlined in the application packet. In the second round, the 15 semi-finalists will have their applications reviewed by a selected panel of artists and arts professionals, including the YBCA curatorial team, Art Practical staff, and other Bay Area arts’ leaders. From this round, three finalists will be chosen on overall ranking and invited for an in-person interview by select YBCA staff.

 

Criteria for evaluation include:

-- demonstrated artistic excellence

-- soundness and thoroughness of the proposal

-- artistic accomplishment and/or apparent potential 

-- project feasibility as demonstrated by prior experience and consideration of logistics

 

Applicants should submit the following application materials and work samples via ybca.org/artist-residency by Thursday, March 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. (Additional materials will not be viewed.)

 

-- Name

-- Mailing Address

-- E-mail address

-- Phone Number

-- Website

-- Work Samples: 4-5 images in jpeg format, each file not exceeding 3MB in size, plus captions or descriptions for each image.

 

1. Artistic Statement (500 words maximum): Describe your practice, discussing your discipline(s), areas of interest, and how this residency fits into your career trajectory.

 

2. Proposal (500 words maximum): Describe the project you want to present including preliminary ideas for engagement with Bay Area audiences. How will you engage your selected community? What are your tools for both engaging and evaluating your work and the community’s response. Why this group of people/place?

 

3. Describe why you choose to work through social and public engagement and how you would define these practices to an audience not familiar with the terms. (200 words)

 

4. Provide a three-month timeline: How would your project unfold over the course of your residency? (200 words maximum)

 

5. Provide a two-page (maximum) arts résumé or CV.

YBCA Artist in Residence Timeline:
February 10th: Submission opens 9 a.m. Submission form can be found at: ybca.org/artist-residency


March 14th, 5pm: Applications due. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


March 18th: 15 semi-finalists selected and given to panel members for review.


March 23rd: Panel members meet to review applications and select three finalists.


March 25th, 26th: Three finalists invited to YBCA for in-person interviews with select Community Engagement staff.


March 27th: Recipient of the Artist Residency announced.

 

About Art Practical

Art Practical is an online magazine that enriches critical dialogue for the Bay Area visual arts by providing comprehensive analysis of events and exhibitions. We promote the Bay Area's role in the international art scene in conjunction with a network of partners, create an archive of its contemporary artistic practices, and foster its artistic production through critical writing and public programming Art Practical is emblematic of the collective and collaborative spirit of the wide-ranging Bay Area visual arts culture, which combines international perspectives with a long local history of incubating experimentation and innovation.

 

The core of Art Practical’s mission is positioning critical dialogue as a tool to foster artistic development. Concurrently, the publication encourages institutions that exhibit local artistic production to holistically consider the conditions of the cultural ecosystem in which that production takes place. In partnering with YBCA on the Artist Residency, Art Practical seeks to create an expanded audience for the selected artist, to invite the artist to participate in a critical conversation about their practice, and to highlight the myriad ways by which arts institutions contribute to the sustenance and growth of their community.

 

About Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), located in San Francisco's Yerba Buena cultural district, is one of the nation's leading multidisciplinary contemporary arts centers.  With a belief that contemporary art is at the heart of community life, YBCA brings audiences and artists of all backgrounds together to express and experience creativity. The organization is known for nurturing emerging artists at the forefront of their fields and presenting works that blend art forms and explore the events and ideas of our time. As part of its commitment to the San Francisco Bay Area, YBCA supports the local arts community and reflects the region's diversity of people and thought through its arts and public programming.

 

YBCA presents programming year-round in the Forum, Screening Room, Galleries and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. For tickets and information, call 415.978.ARTS (2787) or visit www.ybca.org.

 

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