Residency Dates: July 9- 24, 2018
Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee Visiting Artists Program is
designed to support visiting artists’ research in an immersive studio
environment. While being afforded valuable studio time, participating artists
will gain teaching experience, working with other artists, students, and
community members. Additionally, the artists will be actively contributing to
the growth of the first permanent collection of art at MTSU. These
contributions will create a visual record of the program and the artists’
interaction with the Middle Tennessee community. We will document the process,
artwork, and activities so they continue to be employed as teaching tools and
can be incorporated into broader discussions of artwork in the Murfreesboro and
Middle Tennessee area. By stimulating dialogue between visiting artists,
students, the arts community, and residents of the surrounding counties, we
will demonstrate the importance of arts education and foster a culture of
support and advocacy for the Arts in Tennessee.
Private accommodations in an MTSU residence
hall, a US $250.00 stipend for food, and basic print materials will be
provided. Travel to and from MTSU is the
responsibility of the selected artist. Visiting
Artists will pursue an in depth investigation into one concept or technique. Information
regarding the program, updates regarding Visiting Artist events, and a gallery
of work generated by the program will be available online and promoted through
print and social media.
Participating artists will present a one hour
public lecture, offer an all ages workshop, and/or lead a Master’s class. At
the end of the residency, one piece the artist has produced during their
residency will be donated to the MTSU permanent art collection. Artists will be
asked to submit an evaluation of their experience, along with recommendations
for how the program could be implemented moving forward.
Artists will be selected on the basis of
their merit, strength of project proposal and the significance of their current
and previous contributions to their fields.
Submission requirements include: a portfolio of 20 images, updated CV, proposal for project and community engagement
activities, two reference letters. This information will be uploaded to the
Department of Art and Design’s Submittable account.
The MTSU Department of Art and Design recognizes and
respects the diversity of our students and community. We welcome applications
by all artists regardless of race,
ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic
class, age, religion, or disability to apply.
Artists will be
housed within a private studio within the printmaking facilities of Todd Hall. This studio features a large work table,
several small working surfaces, wall space, screenprint table, small etching
press and inking area. While
participating artists need not engage specifically with printmaking, the space
is equipped to serve those who might.
Todd hall also features expansive sculpture and ceramics facilities,
digital labs as well as book arts and letterpress. Regardless of project, the artist must be
proficient on all equipment used and be completely self-sufficient.