Create Change Residencies

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The Laundromat Project offers residencies for artists interested in developing and mounting a socially-engaged, socially-relevant, and participatory public art project in their local laundromat and/or other community public spaces. This opportunity is intended to move artists from a conventional public art model of simply placing static art objects in public spaces to one that emphasizes the ways art and artists can serve as catalysts for social action, problem-solving, and relationship building in their own communities.

 

The Laundromat Project supports up to five Create Change residencies for 6 months a year. These residencies are open to artists of color living in or deeply invested in our anchor neighborhoods and as well as Create Change Fellow Alumni.

 

  • The residency is for artists and makers of all disciplines, including cultural producers, community organizers of color living in or deeply invested in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood,* our three anchor neighborhoods. This residency is designed to deepen the community engagement practice by participating in our intensive workshop series while developing and mounting a socially-engaged and participatory public art project in their local laundromat and/or other community public spaces. This is an ideal opportunity for artists in the early to mid stages of their careers that have experience doing socially engaged art.

 

For more information on this opportunity, click HERE for the application guidelines and FAQ.

 

  • This residency program is designed to resource and invest in the artists with whom we work. This opportunity is exclusively available to alumni from the Create Change Fellowship program and supports the development and mounting of a community-based, socially-engaged public art projects. Projects can place in their local laundromat and/or other community public spaces in at least one of New York’s five boroughs and/or within a community or people that the residents are accountable to. With few funding outlets in the field for this kind of art making, The LP is committed to creating a rich ecology for practitioners to learn, build and grow.

   

For more information on this opportunity, click HERE for the application guidelines and FAQ.

 

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BENEFITS

 

  •  $7500 in honoraria and up to $2500 in production funds to produce and present a laundromat-based and/or other community space(s) public art project over 6-months.

 

  • Opportunity to develop and incubate a community-based project in your own neighborhood (Bed-Stuy, Harlem, or Hunts Point / Longwood).

 

  • Opportunity to pilot a new work that engages others in the development of the project.

 

  • Access to an incredible range of information designed to deepen and expand one’s socially-engaged creative practice.

 

  • Access to a rich network of local and national peers, activists, arts professionals, curators, funders, and change agents.

 

  • Formation of a strong long-lasting peer network where one can share their creative vision, strategies for change, and ideas.

 

  • Access to a peer network of over 150 Create Change alumni living and working in New York’s five boroughs and nearby cities like Jersey City, Yonkers and Philadelphia.

 

  • As alumni, eligibility to receive grants from The Laundromat Project for future community-based projects.

 

  • Preference for ongoing professional opportunities, such as speaking engagements, press coverage, commissions.

 

  • The Create Change Hunts Point / Longwood artist-in-residence will have access to studio space, located at The Kelly Street Collaborative Space, to work from in collaboration with the larger Kelly Street community and LP staff.

 

For a list of past Create Change Residents go HERE and HERE.

 

 

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