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Room in the House Artist Residencies, Karamu House

Award: $5,000 - visual artists; $3,000 - performing artists

Deadline: 06/14/2019

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Not Discipline Specific

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

With generous support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Karamu House will offer 12 artist-focused residencies in 2019 – eight (8) visual arts; four (4) performing arts. The residency period is March 2019 – December 2019. The goal of Room in the House is for artists to leave Karamu’s residency as more empowered, independent artists. To this end, Karamu will activate creative and administrative spaces, provide technical support to performing artists and exhibition space for visual artists, and through partnership with Gordon Square Arts District - professional development for artists looking to build their business.

Application for the fellowship is open to Cleveland-based artists with demonstrated excellence in and commitment to their visual arts or performance-based work. Each selected Room in the House resident will receive a monetary stipend ($5,000 – visual; $3,000 – performing), and access for eight weeks to space at Karamu House to create, work administratively, and show/perform.

SUBMISSION DATES:
Submissions received by June 14 will ONLY be considered for July 29
Submissions received by August 16 will ONLY be considered for September 30

Applying artists should submit a completed application with all support materials to: AShareef@karamuhouse.org

RESIDENCY DETAILS:
Visual Artists:
Eight (8) visual artists will be served. Each will receive an eight-week residency at Karamu House that includes access to shared workspace and an opportunity to be included in two curated exhibitions in Karamu's newly renovated gallery.
Each resident visual artist will receive $5,000 from which they will be asked to secure their own supplies. Fifty-percent of the funds will be distributed at the beginning and end of the residency.
Each resident artist will have the opportunity to teach a masterclass at Karamu during their residency.
Through its partnership with the Gordon Square Arts District's "Creative Professional Series," Karamu will also encourage participation in artist professional development programs such as tax preparation, business and financial plan development, grant/proposal writing, marketing/media/PR.

Performing Artists:
Four (4) performing artists will be served. Each will receive an eight-week residency at Karamu House that includes access to shared workspace and a scheduled performance of their work.
Each resident performing artist will receive $3,000 to support their work. Fifty-percent of the funds will be distributed at the beginning and end of the residency.
For performance, residents will receive front of house support and professional technical support from Karamu’s set, light and sound operators plus access to shared workspace.
Each resident artist will have the opportunity to teach a masterclass at Karamu during their residency.
Through its partnership with the Gordon Square Arts District's "Creative Professional Series," Karamu will also encourage participation in artist professional development programs such as tax preparation, business and financial plan development, grant/proposal writing, marketing/media/PR.

Please see the GUIDELINES LINK ABOVE for full details and submission information