Flint & Steel: Sparking Cross-disciplinary Combustion

Designed to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, Flint and Steel Residencies allowed artists to join forces with invested academic partners. 2015 - 2017

Flint and Steel Residencies were designed to allow artists to join forces with invesated academic partners. Each artist was paired with a Tulane or Xavier University faculty member to inspire each other in the development of new works, to excite the public, and to fuel social change. Addressing artists’ desire to be more effective and have longer lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations empowered the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic resources. Artists were asked to describe in detail how the opportunity would affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they would engage with the local community.

Flint & Steel Residencies were sponsored thanks to generous support of the Lambent Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and with support of the Bywater Institute at Tulane University. This program was supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant was administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans. The Artists-in-Residence program was supported by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).