Blooming Earth residency
NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE FEB 27th
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Creating symbiotic , sustaining relationships with plants that transcends material art practice.
Botany for artists that want to push the boundaries of working with plants
Duration April 9th - May 23th 2024
April 9th - May 15th online program
May 17th- 23th 2024 in person program @ Christina Lake British Columbia , Canada.
Artists are expected to attend both educational and studio components
THE RESIDENCY CURRICULUM HAS BEEN REVAMPED IN 2024
Creating communities of care educational program
Arousing the senses with botany explorations ( Plants and sexuality)
Portfolio reviews, mentorship by renown curators and mentors Natheim ( Argentina) and Rocio Graham ( Canada)
Exhibition opportunity at local galleries
Healers and poisons in the plant world ( To kill or to heal) l
Herbalist and essential oils expert talks
Wild flower discovery field trips
Colonialism and botany
Plant and the construction of consciousness
Creating meaningful art that inspires and transforms others requires us to be in stillness and pay attention.,It requires us to open to new ways of seeing and making.
This call for submissions is for artists that:
Are seekers of deep connection to plants
Explore their botanical art practice from non western perspectives
Are open to non traditionals ways of creating and discussing art
Artists with anti colonial, anti exploitative practices.
Self aware artists seeking a community of like minded artists
Artists that are seeking healing and transformation of their art practices through plants
Artists ready to spake the language of plants
Artists ready to work on radical acceptance of the body as a blossom
If this sounds likethe art residency you have been waiting for email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive info package and residency investment requirements. Please send 2 sentences that detail your interest and your art practice as it relates to the residency.
Letters of support for grant applications will be provided upon request.
NEW TO 2024!
This residency includes the opportunity to exhibit at Gallery 2 and Gallery on 3 on a pop up 1 week exhibition .
Gallery 2 is the most renowned art gallery in the Boundary area. This will be great for your resume. Please submit a potential piece that can be easily transported /installed during the residency.
We will visit local galleries and will host a community sharing event where artists will be able to have artist talks with the local community.
Only 4-6 artists will be selected for this residency.
Cost of residency:
We kindly ask in reciprocity $1600 USD for the cost recovery of the labour of all the guest, staff and workshop leaders. This includes a wonderful shared accommodation ,shared studio resources, field trips, meals, events, lectures, workshops and bibliography access.
Canadian artists can apply for SR scholarship that covers up to 15% of tuition cost.
We believe in finding creative ways to remove barriers for artists from underserved communities who have traditionally faced financial difficulties attending art residencies. Ask us how.
Santa Rosa Arts is located in 35 acres of forested land with a creek that runs through the property, home to various microclimates, a spring and a vast diversity of wildlife and botanicals. Expansive sunsets dark skies are perfect for star or moon gazing while hearing wildlife at a distance. A wading pool in the property invites residents to float while stargazing.
Conceptual visual artists, musicians, and writers ready to explore water in physical and spiritual forms non conforming to western art practices are invited to apply.
What is included:
All expert talks, lectures, workshops
All field trips including transportation and field lunches
All supplies for field trips
Access to shared studio space during studio hours ( bring compact art supplies)
Shared room accommodations. We encourage creative collaborators to apply
Basic meal plan in a family style communal setting
34 acres of forest to make it your air studio
How to apply?
If you are ready to apply fill the following form
Application deadline: February 23th, 2024
Note that our location is a natural resource area with plenty of wildlife and risks and blessings inherent to the natural world. High hills and uneven terrain are part of the experience.