Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program

AMOUNT

$6,000 to $12,000

GRANTING ORGANIZATION

Department of Cultural Affairs

DEADLINE

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:59 pm

STATUS

Open

CONTACT

Email Grants Division
213-202-5566

AMOUNT
$6,000 to $12,000

GRANTING ORGANIZATION
Department of Cultural Affairs

DEADLINE
October 25, 2019

STATUS
Open

CONTACT
Email Grants Division
213-202-5566

OVERVIEW
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program supports artists in providing community-based, participatory projects in self-selected non-arts venues throughout the City of Los Angeles in order to gather, connect, and inspire audiences who may have little exposure to artistic and cultural opportunities.
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has also received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a small set of artist residencies within Social Justice organizations. This program is called Artist in Residence – Social Justice (AIR-SJ).

GOALS

  • Supply creative arts resources to under-served communities in each Council District by providing direct and intimate access to contemporary artists;
  • Support the implementation of educational and participatory arts residencies by a spectrum of the City’s most qualified teaching-artists;
  • Provide host organizations with little or no arts programming with opportunities to test or develop new services, and envision the integration of either an artist employee or a new branch of programs into its core service; and
  • Offer approximately 15 residencies at $12,000 and 15 residences at $6,000 (ideally about two for each of the City’s 15 Council districts) in the disciplines of design/visual arts (including architecture, graphic design and product design such as fashion design), literary arts (poetry or fiction), and the performing arts (including choreography-dance, music and multi-disciplinary/theatre).

ELIGIBILITY
Successful applicants:

  • [For a standard AIR residency] are individual artists (or collaborative duos/teams/ensembles under the leadership of a single applicant) whose community-based practices have been largely self-developed and remain primarily self-directed;
  • [For an AIR-SJ residency], an applicant may be an independent individual artist, or may be a prominent employee of a non-profit arts organization using methodologies learned at their nonprofit to offer their services outside of their nonprofit to perform an independent residency;
  • are current residents of Los Angeles County;
  • must demonstrate through their resume(s) at least 2 years of experience instructing participants in the proposed artistic discipline within projects at non-arts venues, public schools, parks, libraries, and/or similar community centers;
  • propose a residency involving a relationship with one (1) non-arts host organization, to take place at the host organization’s location or another non-arts venue; and
  • propose feasible projects that can be consistently attended by approximately 20 individuals

Guidelines link: https://dcaredesign.org/air/

RESIDENCY PROGRAM WORKSHOPS
A series of online webinar workshops will be available from late September through early October. Webinar space is limited to 30 participants per webinar, and RSVPs are required at least two business days in advance.
Workshops/webinars link: https://dcaredesign.org/air/workshops/

APPLICATION TIMELINE

  • Opens Friday, September 17, 2019.
  • Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019.
  • Grant activity/projects will place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  • May/June 2020: Applicants will receive notification of results.

Application link: https://dca-la.fluidreview.com/

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