March 22, 2012

Call for applications: New York Arts Practicum Summer 2012

New York Arts Practicum
Drawing from “Life. Drawing.” event at Occupy Wall Street, organized by David Horvitz and Adam Katz, November 6th, 2012

Applications are being accepted for the New York Arts Practicum, an experiential summer program in New York City where advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students participate in art-making and intellectual culture outside of the traditional confines of the art school. The program centers around a practicum with an active artist, a critique/seminar, and weekly site visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums.

Through the intensive process of 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 in an expanded field of art production. The Practicum Mentors are: Sara Greenberger Rafferty, David Horvitz, Eva and Franco Mattes, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Mark Tribe, and Caroline Woolard, with two more to be added shortly.

The critique/seminar and site visits breathe new life into the art student’s conventional modes of study.
Critique: Participants develop alternate strategies for creating work for critique without institutional studio facilities.
Seminar: Practicum Mentors and Visiting Faculty lead seminar on a set of readings related to their own practice. Visiting Artists in the seminar are: Steve Lambert, Trevor Paglen, Penelope Umbrico, and The Yes Men.
Contemporary Practices: Program Director Michael Mandiberg guides visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums, many of which will include conversations with curators and gallerists. Art and its contexts will be encountered and engaged with directly.

Practicum Descriptions:
Sara Greenberger Rafferty is working on live-for-the-web video project.
David Horvitz is preparing for two exhibitions in the fall in New York and Latvia.
Eva and Franco Mattes are working on a secret project.
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga is preparing an installation with a zine and video game for the New York Hall of Science about undocumented youth.
Mark Tribe is looking for someone to help with preparations to document the 2012 RNC with Sony Portapaks in a reprise of TVTV’s Four More Years.
Caroline Woolard is looking for a collaborator, not an intern, to work on online content about barter/gift/non-monetary exchange

The 8 week New York Arts Practicum begins June 25th and ends August 17th, 2012. Priority application review begins April 2nd; the application deadline is April 16th.

Academic credit is earned through arrangements with participants’ home institutions.

For program description and application please see the website: For questions, please see the FAQ: Please contact us with specific questions at [email protected]

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