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We are excited to invite you to apply for the 2024 Artist in Residence program at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts! Below is some information outlining the program. You can find more information about the program and past residencies at https://eliotschool.org/programs/artists-residence. We look forward to learning about your practice through your application!
 
Our application process is structured in two parts to respect applicants' time. Round 1 is this brief written application, submitted via SurveyMonkey. After Round 1, 3 finalists will be chosen to submit a full project proposal and present to our Teen Bridge program.
 
The Eliot School Artist in Residence program engages a Boston-based artist each year to work closely with a group of art-passionate teens from our Teen Bridge Program to produce a body of art with thoughtful community engagement at its core. Artists in Residence plan and execute a project in collaboration with teen artists. The program supports practicing artists whose creative practice is rooted in relevant social issues and community engagement, with a particular interest in youth.
 
During the residency, the artist receives administrative support, a space to make work with the teens, a stipend of $10,000, and an opportunity to showcase the final work through a gallery exhibition or other culminating event.
 
What is now the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts began as a grammar school in 1676 named after John Eliot, a missionary figure with a complex and violent legacy, known for establishing Praying Towns where Native communities were acculturated to Christianity. In order to better fulfill our mission – to inspire lifelong learning in craft and creativity for all – the Eliot School has integrated racial equity into its vision and strategy, and sees reckoning with John Eliot’s legacy as part of our equity mandate. In that spirit, our goal for our 2024 Artist in Residence program is to continue to explore themes of reckoning with inheritance, resistance and resilience, and youth voice that underlie our commitment to equity. For the 2024 Artist in Residence cycle we highly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists, as well as those impacted by the themes to apply to ensure their voices are centered in this important conversation.
 
To be considerate of applicants’ time, the selection process is a two-part process. All applicants are invited to complete this part of the application.
 
  • Part One is a written application that checks eligibility and provides an overview of the Artist’s practice, past work with community engagement, and connection to the themes of the residency. Part One is due on December 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
Decisions on Part One applications will be released on December 20th, 2022. Three finalists will be invited to complete Part Two of the application process. 
  • Part Two will require a full written proposal that includes a specific theme, project, and other details, as well as a presentation to Teen Bridge Artists. Written proposals will be due by January 13, 2023. Presentations will occur on Saturday, January 21, 2023. We understand that the specific theme and outcome will be transformed as a result of thoughtful community engagement. All participants will receive a stipend of $100 to complete Part Two.
 
Application Timeline: 
December 11, 2022: Round 1 of application due
December 20, 2022: Decisions on Round 1 released; 3 finalists invited to continue to Round 2
January 13, 2023: Round 2 written proposal due 
January 21st, 2023: Finalists present to Teen Bridge panel
January 23rd, 2023: Final decisions released

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Creative Alias

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* 3. Birthdate

Date

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* 4. E-mail

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* 5. Phone Number

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* 6. Link to website, social media, or articles with examples of your work.

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* 7. Address

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* 8. If your address is not in the Greater Boston area, please give context for your connections to the Boston area and Boston communities.

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* 9. Are you eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.?

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* 10. Are you an Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts' employee, contractor, Board member, or one of their family members?

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* 11. Have you previously been awarded the Eliot School residency?

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* 12. Can you commit to leading 2-5 Saturday workshops during the Spring of 2024 leading up to the intensive?

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* 13. Can you commit to full time engagement during the month of July, 2024?

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* 14. Are you available to present a proposal on Saturday, January 21st, 2023?

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* 15. How did you hear about the Artist in Residence Program? 

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* 16. Please provide an overview of your artistic practice. (150 words maximum)

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* 17. Please give an example of prior success working with community-based arts projects, from concept to completion. (300 words maximum)

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* 18. How will your project positively impact Teen Bridge artists and their communities? (300 words maximum)

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* 19. Choose one or more of the suggested themes for this residency: Cultural resilience and resistance, facing historical inheritances, and youth voice. What does that theme mean to you and how have your identities and lived experiences influenced your thinking on that theme? How does that theme relate to your artistic practice? How might it show up for you in this residency? (300 words maximum)

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* 20. Please describe your relationship to youth work and teaching. What values do you bring into educational and/or youth development spaces? As an AIR, how would you enact those values in your work with the teen artists? (300 words maximum)

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* 21. In addition to your written response to the questions above, you are welcome to also provide an audio/video response. Upload the audio/video file to ANY online platform that allows us to download the video and provide us with the link here. If there is a password, please share the password. (Video responses must be under 3 minutes in length.)

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