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Brickscape Artist Residency & Exhibition
Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history & culture of Charleston, WV by inviting local and national artists to create immersive installation art in underutilized historical spaces. Residency takes place from May 5th to June 15th. Deadline to apply is Feb 15th.
The proposed artwork should respond to the history and culture of the chosen location or the surrounding community of Charleston as well as the physical environment of the space in which the work will be created. Images of the space along with a brief history of the building and its past occupants can be found on our LOCATION page, while resources to help with research for ideas & proposals can be found on our RESOURCES page.
The residency culminates in a public exhibition of the artists' work designed specifically for and within the space in which it’s created. The exhibition remains open for one month after the residency’s end, with an opening reception and several other events taking place as part of Charleston’s annual arts & cultural festival, FestivALL. Artists are required to attend the first two days of the exhibition's opening and may make arrangements for departing Charleston on the following day (see timeline below.) Deinstallation occurs immediately following the exhibition’s closing. For out-of-state artists whose artworks are perishable, residency staff will deinstall and dispose of all materials. However, if items or materials are to be salvaged from an installation, the artist is responsible for deinstallation and all shipping arrangements. All in-state artists are required to disentail their own artworks.
A jury of art professionals award acceptance to eight to twelve artists. Artists are chosen based on the quality of past work, strength of proposal & artist statement, and past accomplishments. Visit our JURORS page to see who’s jurying this year’s program.
WHAT ARTISTS RECEIVE:
Brickscape awards a $700 stipend to each artist to cover all material and travel costs. Out-of-town artists are provided with housing. All meals and local transportation are the responsibility of the artist. Artists are encouraged to bring their own modes of transportation, but it is not required.
Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available. In most cases, artists will be provided a private room with shared access to a bathroom, kitchen amenities and living area. Artists staying with hosts may ship supplies to the host’s address before the start of the residency.