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A multidisciplinary jury will judge proposals on the following criteria:
· The creativeness and integrity of the proposal
· Incorporation of the arts and other disciplines
· Evidence of previous exploration of environmental topics
· Creative use of ASITW resources including its natural environment and proximity to the Mississippi River
· Harmony of purpose with the ASITW mission to protect and preserve its bottomland hardwood forest
· The proposal’s public component and its depth of engagement with the community
· Please note that the fragile environment poses restrictions to what can happen on site. We ask that proposals moderate the number of visitors, penetration of the woods, and use of natural found materials.
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 commitment to environmental issues are expected. Students are not eligible.
Housing: The artists’ guest room with private entry and bath is located on the ground floor of the Carmichael’s rustic home beautifully handcrafted from recycled materials. There is air-conditioning in this sleeping area, but not in the other family living spaces. Meals: Residents have access to a full kitchen shared with the staff and are expected to prepare their own meals with groceries provided by ASITW. Dinners can be planned with invited guests from the cultural and environmental community of New Orleans. (Residents will be involved in the planning of community dinners or other public events that they would like to pursue during their residency.). Cleaning: A weekly cleaning service visits ASITW, but artists are expected to pick up after themselves and do their own dishes and laundry.
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, and while the winters are quite mild the 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 8 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.