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Applying for a Residency
Flint and Steel are six week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists will be united with Tulane and Xavier University faculty members to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to fuel social change. LOI Deadline: February 15, 2016. A full description including all important dates and the application for our Flint and Steel residencies can be found here.
Open to visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply, but a rigorous work ethic and demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and wider audiences are expected. Students are not eligible.
A Studio in the Woods, located on the Mississippi River bank within the city limits of New Orleans, is located on bottomland hardwood forest that was clear-cut in the late 1700s to make way for a sugar cane plantation. One of the few remaining pieces of forest in the area, it is lush, precious and endangered. Under the care of our Environmental Curator, the land is reclaiming characteristics of its once pristine state. Please note that ASITW is located in a semi-tropical environment. Early fall tends to be quite hot and humid, up to the 90’s through October. While the winters are fairly mild, temperatures can fluctuate drastically between 25 - 75 degrees every few days. Spring temperatures range from 59 - 89 degrees with humidity levels upwards of 75%. Spring is an incredibly beautiful time in the woods though rain and sometimes mosquitoes can be plentiful! There is no public transportation. ASITW is 9 miles from the nearest grocery/ pharmacy.
There is a private studio (approximately 185 square feet) furnished with a writing desk, an electric keyboard, ample wall and shelf space and a beautiful view of the pond and surrounding woods. This building has limited wireless access. There is a meadow and wooded land on the property available for outdoor installations, performances, or workspace. Nearby there are also many miles of public land on the Mississippi River levee and batture. Any additional equipment needed is the sole responsibility of the artist although the supply stipend may be applied to the purchase of needed materials.