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February 3, 2016

Seeking applications for summer 2016

New York Arts Practicum
Dannielle Tegeder with New York Arts Practicum participants, 2015.

Apply now to the 2016 New York Arts Practicum, a summer arts institute where participants experientially learn to bridge their lives as art students into lives as artists in the world. The program is structured around apprenticeships with mentor artists, a critique seminar where participants produce work without access to their institutional facilities, and site visits to artist workspaces, galleries, and museums.

The intensive eight-week program offers participants a structured environment to experience the challenges of life as an artist and demystifies the many ways one can be an artist today. Participants work in their mentor’s studio two to three days per week, meet Monday and Tuesday evenings for a critique seminar, and convene Fridays for site visits. Past participants called the experience: demystifying, life changing, and an inspirational reality check.

Curious about the program or application process? Join program director Michael Mandiberg for a Google Hangout on Tuesday, February 9 at 3pm EST or Saturday, February 13 at 3pm EST. RSVP to: [email protected].

Mentors lead critiques structured around developing strategies for creating work without institutional studio facilities, or seminars on their work and interests. These sessions are intimate views into their in-progress work, with a focus on process. By working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, participants gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school.

Mentors for summer 2016
(for full Practicum descriptions visit the website)
Taeyoon Choi will challenge the notion of normalcy and disability via a pedagogic project.
Brendan Fernandes will explore Prima Ballerinas and their pointe shoemakers, and make new collages and a book.
Pablo Helguera is preparing for a number of exhibitions and performances.
Marisa Morán Jahn will be working on The CareForce and Video Slink Uganda.
Steve Lambert is crate building, working on some comic illustrations, and maybe a solo show.
Mary Mattingly is transforming military and industrial equipment.
Jennifer & Kevin McCoy are making a science fiction live-cinema project.
Nontsikelelo Mutiti will be creating textile designs and short videos based on the motifs gathered from the experiences of African immigrants.
William Powhida needs help with a museum show about contemporary art circa 2050.
Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner are researching and producing a radio show and a video series.
Brad Troemel will be doing research and experimenting.
Penelope Umbrico will be developing book and web projects, and updating a neglected archive and website.
Clement Valla will be working on a solo exhibition.
Marina Zurkow will complete A Field Guide to the Dark Ecologies of Newtown Creek, a book, web site and social engagement plan for one of the worst Superfund sites in the US.

Selected site visits from last year
Sonel Breslav at Murray Guy, Jeff Burch at Pace Gallery, Joshua Citarella, Jean Cooney at Creative Time’s Drifting in Daylight, Stephanie Diamond, Kerry Downey, Brendan Fernandes, Kate Gilmore, David Horvitz, Lindsay Howard at NEW INC., International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Marisa Morán Jahn, Jen Liu, Mary Mattingly, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Risa Needleman & Benjamin Tischer at Invisible Exports, Not An Alternative, William Powhida, Leon Reid IV, Kenya (Robinson), Rafaël Rozendaal, Gregory Sale, Magdalena Sawon at Postmasters Gallery, Dread Scott, Dannielle Tegeder, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico and Richard Klein at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Clement Valla, Artie Vierkant, Suzanne Wallace at CANADA, Wendy White, Audra Wolowiec, Caroline Woolard at Eyebeam, and Marina Zurkow.

Application details
The eight-week New York Arts Practicum runs from June 6 to July 29. The application deadline is March 7.

For program description and application please see the website: artspracticum.org. For questions, please see the FAQ, or contact us at [email protected].

 

 

New York Arts Practicum seeks applications for summer 2016

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