Opportunity: Call for Applications for Fall 2020 Residency at PlySpace /// Deadline: March 1, 2020
The Fall 2020 Residency Term Application is now open, with a deadline of March 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM. All applications are submitted through www.plyspace.org/application-guidelines/
PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council in Muncie, Indiana. PlySpace is dedicated to offering creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest. PlySpace is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is in partnership with Ball State University College of Fine Arts and Sustainable Muncie Corporation.
There is no cost for lodging or studio space with the PlySpace Residency Program. Residents are expected to arrange their own travel and provide their own meals, supplies, and other personal expenses. PlySpace will arrange activities, dinners, and other events to complement the resident’s experience. All residencies include living space, studio space, a $500 travel stipend and a $500 living stipend, paid upon completion of the program.
Residency terms are a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12, beginning on September 15th and ending on December 7, 2020. Residents are free to negotiate their length of stay, start dates, and end dates within this block of time. Resident Fellows who work with Ball State University directly must plan a stay of 9-12 weeks.
While exploring their personal creative practice, each resident is also expected to work with a community collaborative partner, or Ball State University, and complete a community-based project while in residence. Typical projects take up 5-10 hours per week in residence. This experience is meant to benefit the resident as well as the community of Muncie and is part of the application process. Applicants who wish to work on a larger collaborative project with a Ball State College of Fine Arts department or faculty member should apply for the Resident Fellowship, a position which includes an additional $2000 supply and project funding, and requires a 9-12 week stay. This position is ideal for visiting faculty members or established practitioners who wish to work with university level students.
PlySpace is pleased to support practitioners in a variety of creative fields and facilitate access to a wide range of media-specific equipment and facility accommodations for individuals and teams working in areas including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, music, dance, non-object based practice, and social practice. Residents may have provisional access to the Ball State University College of Fine Art facilities, with 24-hour access to personal studio spaces.
All applications must be submitted online through the PlySpace.org website via Submittable. Applications received through email or post will not be reviewed. The non-refundable application fee is either $25 or $40, depending on the date of the application (earlier is better!). For the exact dates for each application fee, please see the Application Guidelines page on www.plyspace.org.
Learn more at www.plyspace.org.