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February 10, 2015

Seeking applications for summer 2015

New York Arts Practicum
B Wurtz discussing his work with a New York Arts Practicum participant during a studio visit, 2014.

Apply now to the 2015 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. Mentees 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 Monday, February 23 at 3pm EST or Saturday, March 14 at 3pm EST. RSVP to [email protected].

Mentors lead critiques structured around developing strategies for creating work without institutional studio facilities. Practicum mentors lead seminars on their work, or related topic; 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 2015
For full Practicum descriptions visit the website.

Brendan Fernandes will be preparing exhibitions and exploring dance and movement.
Kate Gilmore will be developing new work, editing videos, and organizing her archive.
Pablo Helguera is planning a large performance and researching upcoming projects.
David Horvitz will be working on things. You can help.
Marisa Jahn is working on a series of public art projects.
Steve Lambert will be working to: Rebuild, Maintain,and  Grow.
Jen Liu will be shooting a new film, choreographing, and 3D animating.
Mary Mattingly is working on collaborative, public sculptures this summer.
Jennifer & Kevin McCoy are going down the R&D tunnel and using the Blockchain to authenticate digital art.
Not an Alternative is planning an exhibition, field expedition, and public interventions as “The Natural History Museum.”
William Powhida is working on a solo exhibition and with Jennifer Dalton on a public art project about housing.
Kenya (Robinson) is making multiples of the #WHITEMANINMYPOCKET.
Brad Troemel will be doing research and experimenting.
Clement Valla will be researching alternate histories of photography, mining the museum and making sculpture.

Selected site visits from last year:
Sonel Breslav at Murray Guy; Sean Joseph Patrick Carney at BHQFU; Courtney Childress at On Stellar Rays; Julia Christensen, Zoe Crosher, Robert Hult at Klaus von Nichtssagend; Miao Jiaxin, Ernest Larsen & Sherry Millner, Martha Moldovan at David Zwirner; Leigh Ledare, Simone Leigh, Michelle Levy at EFA Project Space; Matthew Lyons at The Kitchen; Eva and Franco Mattes, Douglas Paulson at Flux Factory; Stephanie Pereira at Kickstarter; Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Sara Reisman at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program; Magdalena Sawon at Postmasters Gallery; Brooke Singer and Stefani Bardin at La Casita Verde; Benjamin Tischer at Invisible Exports; Penelope Umbrico, Madeline Warren and Yuta Nakajima at Hauser and Wirth; Andrew Norman Wilson, Letha Wilson, Ed Woodham, and B Wurtz. Visit our Flickr page to view documentation from these site visits.

 

Application details
The eight-week New York Arts Practicum runs from June 8 to July 31. The application deadline is March 22.

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

 
New York Arts Practicum seeks applications for summer 2015

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