30 April 2014

2014-15 Artist-in-Residence Baltimore Ecosystem Study

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is a community of researchers conducting long-term research of metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system, integrating the biological, physical and social sciences.  As a part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Network, BES seeks to understand how Baltimore's ecosystems change over time.  The ecological knowledge created by BES supports educational and community-based activities, and interactions with the Baltimore community.  

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) position is designed to incorporate the arts into this community by inviting a selected artist to work collaboratively with one or more BES researchers and to create an original work of art as a result of these collaborations over the course of the residency.  The position requires self-motivation, a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work, and an interest in addressing ecological themes in your work.

·         Produce a work (or series of works) based on collaboration(s) for public display at the end of the residency period
·         Give public presentations on work
·         Donate one work produced during the residency to BES
·         Artist must live within a 100-mile radius of Baltimore, MD
·         Applicants cannot currently be enrolled in a degree-granting program

Timeline of residency: October 2014 – October 2015

·         $1500 stipend
·         Logistical and financial support for the exhibition of your work

To apply:
Send the following materials, saved as a single multi-page PDF and named with last name and first initial, i.e., SmithL.pdf (max size 5MB)
·         1 page statement of interest: include an explanation of why and how your work can intersect with one or more of the BES disciplines and how you feel your work will interact with the BES mission.
·         Resume
·         Maximum of 20 samples of your work (can include images, URLs to time-based media, or combination as appropriate)
·         Title and contextual information on your work samples

Email single PDF as an attachment to: upload.BES_AIR.3ii5rqoz0y@u.box.com

Deadline: MAY 15, 2014

Questions?  Send email to:jrosenqu@mica.edu
For more information about BES & previous AIRs: http://www.beslter.org/