Inbox incoming: Fantastic residency opportunity from Kutztown

This just in from Dan Talley, Director of Kutztown University’s Sharadin Art Gallery — a great place I visited in 2001, for a show I still remember because it was so good.  Here’s my Weekly review of Future Imperfect. Kutztown is a great hidden gem of a venue that’s in Philly’s back yard.  The gallery space is large and will be a wonderful place for a temporary site-specific work.   This is such feel-good news at a time of economic retrenchment that I almost can’t believe it.  So, get going all you kids — deadline for applications is June 12.

ARTIST RESIDENCY PROJECT: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Award: $ 10,000 project budget, housing and production assistants provided

The Sharadin Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, craftspersons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space.

The artwork will remain on view from January 29 – March 5, 2010. The selected artist (or artist team) will be awarded $10,000. The award must cover all material and labor costs associated with the production of the work, all travel expense to and from our site, all incidental costs, meals, and all artist fees and honoraria. The university will provide housing one block from the gallery (Main Street Inn). A group of Kutztown University students will be available to assist with the physical production of the selected proposal.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, located an hour north of Philadelphia, and two hours west of New York City, has an enrollment of 10,000+ students. Each year, our College of Visual and Performing Arts awards approximately 225 undergraduate degrees in Communication Design, Fine Arts, Art Education, and Crafts. Our Visual Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Application deadline is end-of-business, Friday June 12, 2009. For more information about our physical space and specifics about applying for this project, please visit the website.

Questions should be e-mailed to:
E-mail only – NO PHONE CALLS, please!