In addition to hosting Resident Artists and fostering collaborative opportunities with the cleantech community, AIR will host public programming including Artists Talks and Professional Development Workshops.
Each Resident Artist will create a limited edition work, with half the edition going to the artist and half going to LACI. Artists will also participate in a culminating Work-in-Progress exhibition and group panel discussion (both free and open to the public) to discuss their experience of inter-disciplinary collaboration and learning.
The residency program is open to Los Angeles based artists. Through their submitted portfolio, eligible artists will display an ongoing commitment to a creative practice that will benefit from the technical and intellectual capital LACI has to offer. Resident Artists’ work will have the capacity to raise awareness of issues related to agriculture, environment (built or natural), energy, transportation, waste, water and related themes.
Students and recent graduates are not eligible for AIR. Artists must have completed education a minimum of 5 years prior to applying, or display equivalent professional experience through submitted portfolio and/or CV. Higher education and/or gallery representation are not required. Commitment to an ongoing creative practice will be evident in an artist’s portfolio and experience.
Artists must be resident in Los Angeles or surrounding areas for a minimum of three years, and be a maximum one hour driving distance from LACI. Artists must continue to maintain their Los Angeles based workspace throughout the residency period. (This workspace may be located within a home.)
Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply. Previous machine shop experience is not necessary. Full training will be provided.
LACI is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Resident Artists will be selected by a jury of professionals to be announced shortly.
We anticipate a four week application window to open in late 2017. In addition to circulating the call publicly, we will also send an email to our mailing list announcing when more information is available, confirming schedules and when AIR events begin.
Complete artist criteria, eligibility, FAQs and application details coming soon. Please no general enquiries regarding the submission process at this time.
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To make AIR happen, we need your help. In order to launch this pioneering program, we must first raise the necessary funds. These funds go towards artist stipends, artist training, outreach, programming and much more.
Please join us in building this pioneering program that will support new research, messaging and awareness of global environmental problems.