Center for Faith & the Arts

Call For Artist-in-Residence
 
Thank you for your interest in Center for Faith and the Art’'s Artist-in-Residence program.
The application period for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program is open until November 1.
To Apply:
1) Read all information provided in this document.
2) Become familiar with CFA’'s interpretive themes and existing programs via our website at faithart.org.  Follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/creativecontemplation/
3) Follow and carefully complete application process and submit.


What you need to apply:
●       Curriculum vitae or résumé (must include education background)
●       Completed online application downloaded from our CFA website (Insert Link here)
●       5-10 images of your work submitted via email (MUST BE JPEG FORMAT)
●       List of three professional references with contact information

Artist Statement (500 words or less, WORD DOC FORMAT ONLY)

Please send these 5 Items as attachments to info@faithart.org

Program Description:
The Artist in Residence program at Center for Faith and the Arts was founded in 2018 and is open to students and professional artists who are over the age of 18.  The Artist-in-Residence program is typified by active immersion in public-facing aspects of CFA, rather than a “retreat from” traditional studio practice. The CFA Artist’s Residency provides a platform for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, and arts-led programs and events. The program provides time and space for artists to focus on their surroundings and their medium. Artists applying for the program should have a demonstrated history of rooting their practice in community engagement. Center for Faith and the Art’s Artist-in-Residence program is a year long. Program dates will generally run January through December and worked out with the center and selected artist. Artist who are not available for the entire year are encouraged to apply as well.
  
Objectives
●       To invite artist to explore their ideas and practice within the context of CFA. 
●       To create a dynamic interplay between art and community as an organic part of everyday living.
●       To develop the connection between arts and education. 
●       To provide a stimulating, supportive environment that promotes artistic exploration and the time for the artist to take the creative process to the next level
●       To encourage artists to become part of a vibrant creative community dedicated to enriching the quality of life through art.
●       To enhance CFA’s reputation for being a cultural-tourism destination of artistically spiritual thinkers.
 
Residency Requirements
Artists applying for the program have a demonstrated history of rooting their practice in community engagement. The Artist-in-Residence program is typified by active immersion in public-facing aspects of APL, rather than a “retreat from” traditional studio practice. During the ten months, artists are present at the Arts Incubator. They lead public workshops, programs and artists talks and host studio visits, host dinners, screenings and readings. The resident is expected to volunteer 10 hours of work per week related to arts programming and marketing, while keeping specific hours to allow guests into the gallery.
 
Public Presentation
Artists will be encouraged to interact with visitors on site at different functions and exhibits. Artists will also be encouraged to host a presentation/art showcase for the public or board of executives. This interaction can be tailored to an individual’s medium, interest, and experience. Programs can be demonstrations, talks, classes, or performances. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment for these presentations.
 
Amenities/Benefits Provided:
Center for Faith and the Arts offers studio, office, and classroom space at no cost to the artist. The artist will also be given the opportunity to exhibit their work in our gallery pending a review by program coordinator and executive director.  (The center retains 25% of sales per gallery policy). Other benefits include opportunities to teach and develop at the center with compensation based on classroom income.  The artist in residence will be given first offer for stipend opportunities for community programs which are offered by CFA and other community partners.   Residency housing is unavailable and will not be provided. Artists need to bring their own art supplies. Some storage and shelves are provided. All transportation is the responsibility of the artist.

Selection Process:
Submissions will be reviewed in November of each year with artist notification on or before December 5th. Selections will be based upon artistic integrity, ability to help with the responsibilities at CFA, ability to connect and relate their artwork to visitors, and the willingness to help with classes, exhibits, and marketing. All art forms are considered however no machine operated tools or fire hazard materials are permitted. 


For an application please call us at 704-647-0999 or request an application via email: info@faithart.org