Artist in Residence Program: RED DEER COLLEGE

Artist In Residence Program Red Deer College has expanded its Visual Arts facility in the newly opened Center for Visual Art in the Four Centers Building and now has three purpose built Artist-in-Residence Studios.

The studios are designed to attract artists to Red Deer and to give an opportunity for emerging and professional artists alike to engage in research in an inspiring environment with equipment that they would not otherwise have access to.

The ambition of the program is to promote meaningful interaction between the students, the resident artists and the community at large. The AIR studios are available during two 15 week periods; September to December and January to April coinciding with the academic year.

The new studios are designed to offer interested artists an opportunity to chart some new territory by stepping outside of their usual studio routine. Through the interaction with students and staff in the Visual Art Department and beyond the resident artist can take advantage of the opportunity to research and produce new work that contributes to their discipline.

Collaborations across media and with the RDC’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing, where there is access to rapid prototyping, water-jet cutting, and CNC milling offer up possibilities that will prove to be fruitful and position RDC to be a destination for innovative art research.

How to Apply

Who is Eligible? We are interested in hosting both emerging and established artists of all disciplines, practices, and nationalities. Artists applying should have a current and active practice and have completed their basic training and able to work in a self-directed manner.

Artist-in-Residence Coordinator: Trudy Golley Contact Info: Office: 403-342-3453 email: trudy.golley@rdc.ab.ca

What is provided:• dedicated studio space approx. 250 sq ft• residency for 1 to 3 months?• Access to fully equipped studios:?Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking.?• 24 hour access?• Library and Internet privileges?• Materials budget up to $200.00?• Exhibition opportunity at the conclusion of residency?• Public lecture opportunity?• Letter of support to pursue individual funding?• Assistance with finding accommodation

To submit an application: We are currently accepting Digital Applications only – please ensure all images are readable on a Mac or PC and are in a suitable format (1024 x 768) – doc, jpg or pdf preferred.

Send by e-mail to the address above Please send the following:1) 10 images of work and an image list 2) One letter of interest outlining both your artistic history and how you would use your time as an artist in residence (including preferred dates and length of residence) 3) A current CV (3 pages max.)

Deadlines- October 1 for the January – April period
March 1 for the September – December period