Apply for Replenish Residencies
Replenish Residencies (formerly Relief Residencies) provide 1-2 week restorative visioning retreats to local BIPOC artists and culture bearers; the heart of New Orleans culture. In light of the many racial disparities still present in our society at large and the arts economy specifically, we offer these residencies to provide time to rest and restore, vision and create. Originally conceptualized at the start of the pandemic, these residencies have evolved from Relief Residencies into Replenish Residencies, shifting from crisis response to ongoing community care. The call is open to BIPOC artists and culture bearers from the Greater New Orleans area who have not attended a residency before.
The Studio focuses on interrelated areas of programming including residencies for artists and scholars, forest restoration, and science-inspired art engagement for children and adults. We center interdependence, wonder, care and inclusivity in all of our work and believe the essential and transformative powers of art and the natural environment are central to a thriving future for all.
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ARTIST ELIGIBILITY – Local (Greater New Orleans Area), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and culture bearers who have not participated in an artist residency before.
DATES – Residencies are one to two weeks and will be scheduled between August 2022 – June 2023 according to the mutual availability of the artist and A Studio in the Woods. Applications due March 30, 2022 with notification by June 10, 2022.
SUPPORT – Recipients will be provided with a $1000 stipend, a one to two week residency, staff support and an opportunity to have a documentation session with a photographer. Selected residents receive full room and board including food, utilities for living, and studio space. Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in residence.
SELECTION PROCESS – A multidisciplinary jury will judge proposals on the creativity and integrity of the proposal as well as the artist’s demonstrated commitment to their practice. Submissions will be judged solely on the content of the proposal and work samples, not the quality of the documentation.
APPLICATION – The application consists of three components: an online form, a written or recorded narrative, and work samples. The narrative can be submitted as up to 2 written pages OR 4 minutes of audio recording. We aim to make this application as accessible as possible. Applicants who don’t have reliable access to a computer or internet may call 504-392-4460 to complete their application over the phone.
- FORM – see below
- NARRATIVE TOPICS – Up to 2 written pages OR 4 minutes of audio recording
- Brief bio about yourself and history as an artist and/or culture bearer
- Artist statement or description of your work
- What the opportunity to be in residence at A Studio in the Woods might mean for you and your work
- WORK SAMPLES – Up to 5 images OR 5 minutes audio or video recording OR 5 written pages (double spaced).
COVID19 – Our remote location and separated buildings facilitate social distancing and each resident will have their own bedroom, bathroom and studio. Staff is happy to address any questions or concerns in advance of acceptance and artists will receive further information before they arrive.
Questions? Please contact Cammie Hill-Prewitt at [email protected] or 504-392-4460