Media Contact:
Kim Yantis
stryky@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668 ext. 238

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

MIAMI (May 09, 2017)

A call to artists is currently available for the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program for Visual, Literary, Performing, and Multidisciplinary artists at the Deering Estate. Potential applicants are invited to apply before the June 30, 2017 deadline, for both Studio Residencies and Non-Studio/Alternate Space Project Residencies that begin in October 2017.

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, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant within several days confirming that all required materials were received.

Application Information: Interested artists must complete a formal application available on the Deering Estate Website. To assist applicants with answers to common questions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can also be found online. The application form and supplemental documents must be received by June 30th.

The AIR program offers our residents free access to studio space for extended periods on our beautiful, inspiring, and historic site. Collaboration with other residents, Estate programs, and Estate partners are encouraged and welcomed. Each artist studio is slightly different, but all provide space in one of our historic buildings for 2 to 12 months. We welcome shared and collaborative residencies and seek to include a broad scope of contemporary and traditional artistic practices. The residency does not provide for overnight housing, and artists must provide their own supplies.

This program offers the opportunity for professional artists to pursue their artistic discipline, create a body of work, connect with other artists and engage the public, while interacting with the historic, archeological, and natural elements of the Estate’s inspiring environment. Other benefits include access to archives, Education and Interpretive staff, and possible partnership opportunities for grants. Artists are encouraged to interact with the public during their regular studio hours whenever possible.
 
About the Artist-in-Residence Program
The Deering Estate seeks to continue Charles Deering's legacy of arts 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 a 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 interactions with the public, and 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 stryky@miamidade.gov or 305-235-1668 ext. 238.

Cultural Arts Programming is made possible with support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, 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. Discover More history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!