Long residency recipient - September 9 to 29, 2021 - Laara Cerman
Laara Cerman’s work explores the intersection of art, science, and history through investigating patches of wildness that survive within suburban and urban landscapes. With an ongoing practice of collecting wild plant specimens, Laara is creating a digital herbarium documenting the life cycle of plants while learning about different aspects and uses of flora growing in Canada’s most biodiverse province. Through learning about the role of plants in the ecosystem and the gifts they offer us, Laara has become more conscious of the mutual connections of life and the importance of reciprocity between humans and the Earth. Her 3-week residency will begin in the fall 2021. www.laaracerman.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Cassiar Cannery and the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council Artist in Residence program 2022
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Surrounded by stunning wilderness scenery, rich in natural and cultural history, the Cassiar Cannery is a perfect spot to pull out your sketch pad, set up an easel or spin, weave or carve. It's time to celebrate and support art and artists at the Cassiar Cannery with an Artist-in-Residence program. The Cassiar Cannery Artist-in-Residence program provides opportunities for visual artists to live and work in the Cassiar Cannery for a period of 10 or 20 days over two different residencies. Artists- in-Residence are provided with accommodation and studio space as well as an honorarium to offset the cost of materials, shipping, day to day living expenses and travel. Artists-in-Residence must give one public presentation, performance or workshop during their residency. The Cassiar Cannery long residency is intended for professional artists with formal training or equivalent experience and recognition among their peers. The short residency is open only to emerging and established artists living and working in Northern British Columbia.
Long residency (20 days): April 20 - May 10, 2022 Short residency (10 days): September 8 - 18, 2022
Deadline for Applications is September 30, 2021 Applicants will be notified by October 21, 2021
During the residency program artists will stay in a one bedroom, self-contained, fully equipped guest house. Studio space will be available in the repurposed and restored General Store, and in our shops, depending on the medium. The Cassiar Cannery has a full wood-shop and limited metal working tools such as a welder, band saw and vice. There is no cell service but limited wifi is available. There is a courtesy phone available in a phone booth, and the Cassiar Cannery phone number can be used as a contact number. For more information about the Cassiar Cannery, visit www.cassiarcannery.com To get an idea of the Cassiar Cannery and surrounding area, please follow their social media accounts for some fabulous photos. Applicants should keep in mind stores and restaurants are in Prince Rupert, 30 minutes from the Cassiar Cannery. There is a small General Store and gas in Port Edward and cell service 10 minutes up the road. Successful candidates should have a valid driver’s license. Due to the limited size of the house, applications are not accepted from collaborative groups. The accommodation is not wheelchair accessible. No pets please.
ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES · Engage in your practice and commit to the full length of your residency. · Provide your own art supplies (an easel and lights will be provided), and personal safety equipment if required. · Arranging and payment of shipping, and insuring your art, equipment and supplies. · Paying personal expenses, including food and beverages. · Short residency – public outreach a high possibility in 2022 but we will be monitoring COVID-19 · Long residency – public outreach a high possibility in 2022 but we will be monitoring COVID-19 · Be accessible, within reason, to the Prince Rupert Arts Council, the Cassiar Cannery and vetted media. · Follow site rules and return your work and living space to how you found it. · Promote your residency experience through diverse networks such as social media, blogs, or artist talks · Donation of one piece of art to the Cassiar Cannery that represents or celebrates the Cassiar Cannery.
Transportation to and from the Cassiar Cannery: The Cassiar Cannery is a 30 minute drive from the town of Prince Rupert. The Prince Rupert Community Arts Council will assist with transportation for artists without vehicles. Artists wishing to rent a vehicle will have to cover the cost themselves.
The Cassiar Cannery Artist-in-Residence program requires artists to donate one piece of art to the Cassiar Cannery that represents or celebrates the Cassiar Cannery. Artists have one year to complete and ship the art. (Please note the cannery is a historic wooden site with a pristine environment. Projects that involve open flame, toxic materials or pose any danger or potential damage to the building or site will not be allowed)
HOST RESPONSIBILITIES (Cassiar Cannery / Prince Rupert Community Arts Council) · Accommodation in a one bedroom house · Studio space · Long residency honorarium of $2,000.00 · Short residency honorarium of $750.00 · Publicity and promotion · Promote your residency experience through diverse networks such as social media, blogs, artist workshops and presentations · Providing a venue for a public presentation, performance, or similar event, and supplies if needed* · Opportunity for networking and engagement with local artists · Reasonable access to Cassiar Cannery’s wood shop and MIG and stick welding equipment
*Due to COVID-19, Cassiar Cannery has suspended all retreats, experiences, workshops, excursions and events until 2022. There is a good chance we will be resuming the artist workshops and outreach for the 2022 residencies.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Submissions are due no later than September 30, 2021. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Email your submissions to the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org Please put “Artist-in-Residence” in the subject line.
Successful submissions will be announced no later than October 15, 2021.
Submissions must include: · CV including social media contacts (maximum 2 pages) · Artist statement (maximum 200 words) · Project proposal (maximum 300 words) · Images: 10-15 images of recent work (past 5 years) in JPEG format, maximum resolution 1024x768, 300ppi. Each JPEG should not exceed 3MBs. · Corresponding image list that includes title, date, medium and short description of work, if necessary · Please tell us your plans for your workshop, artist talk or presentation to be conducted during your residency (maximum 300 words). · Please tell us your concept to promote your residency experience, i.e media, blogs, social media, artist talk, open studio or art show.
This residency is open to visual artists. The successful candidates will be selected based on their submitted material and artistic merit, by an impartial jury composed of Cassiar Cannery staff, Arts Council board members and invited guests.
email@example.com for inquiries about Creative Jam, Kaien Island Craft Fair, Cassiar Cannery Artist-in-Residence program, Thursday Night at the Movies
This program is made possible by financial support from the Province of British Columbia and the City of Prince Rupert.