1st/3rd Wednesdays – Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence (AIR) Program Information Session
Wednesday, April 17th – 6:30-8pm @ Arts Council – Windsor & Region (1942 Wyandotte Street East)
All are invited to join Alana Bartol, Program Coordinator for Neighbourhood Spaces, Windsor-Essex County’s NEW Artist in Residence Program on Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30pm at the Arts Council – Windsor & Region, to learn more about this exciting new initiative.
Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence (AIR) Program is a new AIR Program that will locate ten chosen Canadian artists in community sites throughout Windsor and Essex County for 4-6 week residencies. Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the program is a partnership of “the Collaborative”: Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR), Broken City Lab (BCL) and The City of Windsor. Neighbourhood Spaces (NS) is now accepting applications from Canadian artists of all disciplines including visual, performing, literary, music, interdisciplinary and media arts.
Neighbourhood Spaces will allow artists to work in non-traditional spaces in non-traditional ways, embedding artists in community sites such as parks, nature reserves, libraries, health or community centres. These sites will provide a “home base” for each artist to work during their residency, creating a compelling injection of culture into the surrounding neighbourhood. Artists will engage with communities and organizations, animating, inspiring and exploring the specific stories, curiosities, challenges and triumphs of the local community.
Residencies will be 4-6 weeks, beginning in summer 2013 and will be staggered throughout the year, concluding in August 2014. A final exhibition and symposium will be held in the fall of 2014 and an online publication will be created documenting the program.
Who should attend?
Whether you are an artist that is interested in applying or a community site that is interested in participating, the event is free and open to anyone that is interested in learning more about Neighbourhood Spaces. All are welcome.
Program Coordinator – Neighbourhood Spaces: Windsor & Region Artist in Residence Program