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New collaborative residency for artist and writer–ArtsEdge


New residencies for an artist and a writer, with subsidized rent for for living and working space near Penn, were announced by Kelly Writers House and Penn Design.

The ArtsEdge residencies will provide shared living and working space for an “emergent” writer and artist for a year. The goal is to inspire interdisciplinary exploration (and to bring the action close to Penn’s campus in West Philadelphia).

The application is due by Aug. 8, 2008.

Here’s more info from the press release:

Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each writer/artist, shared living space, and close affiliation with the writing and artistic communities at Penn. During the course of their residencies, writers and artists will be encouraged to develop at least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one course at Penn in the spring semester.

Terms: artist and writer will each pay $500 (+ electric) per month; rent will include shared living space, private work space, and all other utilities. Writers House and Fine Arts Department will subsidize remaining rent.

To apply: send letter of interest, bio or artist statement, and portfolio (10 pages of written work or 20 images minimum (PDFs, PPTs, CDs, DVDs are all acceptable) to <>. Please include personal contact information and the names and contact information of at least two professional references. If you would like to be considered for a course, please also submit a brief description of your teaching experience or qualifications.

Submissions may be made electronically, or sent to:

ArtsEdge Residency
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Application deadline: August 8, 2008.
Project start date/move-in: October 1, 2008.