Trap\door Artist Run Centre Call for Submissions Gushul Studio & Collaboration Project 2010
deadline- December 15, 2009
One goal of Trap\door artist run centre is to help visual artists develop their practice by providing opportunities for creative research and exploration. We see the promotion of emerging artists as a vital role for our organization and an important contribution to the cultural richness of our community.
With this goal in mind, Trap\door is offering the fifth annual Gushul Studio Residency & Collaboration Project. This project will combine the skills, knowledge, histories and varied approaches of two emerging visual artists. At least one artist will be picked from within Alberta and both artists will be chosen based on the strength and merit of their ongoing production as well as their collaborative abilities. Artists can apply individually and be paired with another artist or apply as a team. The two will do a residency together at the University of Lethbridge’s Gushul Studio.
The Gushul is located in the scenic Crowsnest Pass in the town of Blairmore, Alberta. Trap\door chose the Gushul as the location for this residency because it is designed to accommodate two working artists and has been successfully utilized for 2 decades by professional artists and writers from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. It is an exceptional space which meets the requirements of the project and has the added extra incentive of allowing artists in residence to interact with, and contribute to, the vitality of the Crowsnest Pass community. Trap\door has booked the Gushul Studio for the month of August, 2010.
Trap\door will arrange and advertise an open house during which members of the community can visit the artists in residence. In addition, we will publish a full-colour brochure featuring written and visual documentation of the project.
Trap\door believes strongly in providing adequate funding for participants. Thus we will provide rental of the Gushul studio and writer’s cottage as well as a living stipend and a $500 artist’s fee for each artist.
To apply, please submit the following:
cv Artist Statement
Statement of Intent
15 images (slides or digital images, and or VHS or DVD documentation)
Image list ( artist’s name, title, date, medium, size)
Please mail applications to:
c/o 811 5 Avenue South,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0V2
Application Deadline: December 15th, 2009 (Applications must be received, not postmarked by this date.)