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Call to artists for the Artist in Residence Program at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (April 29, 2016)

A call to artists is currently available for the Artist in Residence Program at the Deering Estate for visual, literary, performing, and multidisciplinary artists. Normally listed as an April 15th deadline annually, this year’s application process will have a deadline of June 30th and offers both studio residencies and non-studio/alternate space project residencies.

Cost: There is no cost associated with the application process or residency program.

Deadline for submission: full materials must be received by Thursday June, 30, 2016 by 5:00 pm EST Eastern Standard Time. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant.

Application information: Artists interested must complete a formal application available on the Deering Estate website. A printable Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, also available on the website, will assist applicants with potential questions. The application form and supplemental documents must be received by June 30, 2016.
 
Special theme for 2016-2017 Season: In conjunction with a curatorial project this season, The Sci-Art Symposium, Sci-Art residencies, and a Culmination Exhibition at the Deering Spring Contemporary (April), we encourage applications from Sci-Artists (scientists, artists, and professionals who identify as both) to explore practices that include: New technologies, scientific data, micro-generated imagery, and art-making with the ethic of sustainability, conservation, and preservation. Please note: residency applications are not limited to this type of practice.

About the Program: The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of art patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist in Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy and acts as wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

As a cultural arts organization we are very proud of the role that our program has had in our artists’ careers, the positive measurable interactions with the public, and even in our growing cultural partnerships. We have had the privilege of presenting and collaborating with internationally acclaimed artists, composers, musicians, playwrights, authors, and performers.

For more information, please contact the program’s director, Kim Yantis, Cultural Arts Curator at the Deering Estate by email at stryky@miamidade.gov or call 305-235-1668 ex.t 238.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

This year, the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places! #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!