Artist in Residence | The Ark Project
The Ark Project: Work and exhibit art works during the Annual Spring 2017 event in May.
Description of residency program
The Ark Project is pleased to offer 1 artist the opportunity to work and exhibit art works during the Annual Spring (May) 2017 Event. The idea is to enable artists to collaborate and work towards a common goal. The end-product or completion of projects is not required, however, works in progress may be on view during the exhibition. Field trips, studio visits, and exhibition opportunities will allow access the San Francisco Bay Area Art Market.
We can further offer the services of a Mentor (Resident Artist) and or a professional creativity coach to accompany the creative process and to generate success.
The Ark Project is an artist-run studio and exhibition space realized in 2016 with a focus on creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary art in all forms that engage discovery, transformation and innovation. The vision for the Ark Project is centered around the co-creation process with intention to break open ones artistic practice to a new level and create new work that the artist may not otherwise create outside the residency. The program mission is to promote intercultural dialogue and artist mobility.
The location of the studio and exhibition space is ideal as Oakland has one of the largest art communities in the USA. It is close to the city center of San Francisco and in the focus of the California art world. In the vicinity of Oakland and close to the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition will be staged in the arts district of West Oakland. The cultural mix of the surrounding area and concentration of bay area art galleries make the location a unique and enriching place to visit and experience.
Duration of residency
1 month and 1 week | April 1st to May 4th, 2017
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The Project is open to both national and international artists. Artists are selected according to performance, experience and artistic background.
The Project intends to enable artists to access the art market and provide an opportunity to make promising contacts for future projects. Basic tools are provided. We encourage residents to purchase and or bring materials for proposed projects.
1-2 artists will work together in a project phase over a period of 1 month, while the artist will occupy one large studio (92m²) (1,000sq feet) with high ceilings.
Fees and support
The 5-week residency is provided free of charge
The following services are included:
• The use of the Studio, including the facility and internet (does not include housing)
• Art Exhibition, Open Studio, Studio visits
• Weekly Creative Coaching (group and individual)
• Assistance with accommodation, respective room search via Airbnb and Roomster.com
• Museum and Gallery tours
To receive an application please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org