Gushul Studio & Collaboration Project 2014
DEADLINE EXTENDED – July 15, 2013
Trap\door is announcing the eight annual Gushul Studio Residency and Collaboration Project. We seek proposals from emerging visual artists working in any media.
The residency seeks to combine the skills, knowledge, histories and varied approaches of two emerging visual artists. At least one artist will be chosen from within Alberta. The other artist will be chosen from outside Alberta.
Artists will be chosen based on the strength and merit of their ongoing production as well as their collaborative abilities. Artists can apply individually and be paired with another artist or they may apply as a team. The two will do a residency together at the University of Lethbridge’s Gushul Studio. One goal of Trap\door artist-run centre is to help visual artists develop their practice by providing opportunities for creative research and exploration. We see the promotion of emerging artists as a vital role for our organization and an important contribution to the cultural richness of our community.
The Gushul is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta. Trap\door chose the Gushul as the location for this residency because it is designed to accommodate two working artists and has been successfully utilized for two decades by professional artists and writers from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. It is an exceptional space which meets the requirements of the project and has the added extra incentive of allowing artists-in-residence to interact with and contribute to the vitality of the Crowsnest Pass community. Trap\door has scheduled the Gushul Studio for July, 2014.
Trap\door will arrange and advertise an open house during which members of the community can visit the artists in residence. In addition, we will publish a full-colour brochure featuring written and visual documentation of the project.
Trap\door believes strongly in providing adequate funding for participants. We will cover the rental costs of the Gushul studio and writer’s cottage as well as provide a living stipend and a $750 artist’s fee for each artist.
To apply, please submit the following:
- CV (max 2 pages)
- Artist Statement (please limit to 250 words)
- Statement of Intent (500 words max.)
- Up to 15 images (digital images, and/ or VHS or DVD documentation. max. 5 minutes duration)
- Image list (artist’s name, title, date, medium, size)
For artists applying as a collaborative team, please include a maximum of 20 images (combined) and/or VHS or DVD documentation (max. 5 minutes), and ONE statement of intent along with a CV and an artist statement for each applicant. Please note that in the case of artist collaborators, one of the artists must be a current resident of Alberta.
* Please note our change of mailing address as of May 13, 2013.
Annual Call for Submissions 2013
Trap\door Artist Run Centre
230 – 8 Street South
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5H2
Application Deadline: June 15th, 2013 (Applications must be received, not postmarked by this date.)
For additional information, or to make inquiries, please contact us: [email protected]
For more information on the Gushul Studio facilities, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/finearts/departments/art/gushul-residency-programs