Recess is now accepting applications for Session, our signature program.
Applications are due March 15, 2011. Please Read All Application Guidelines Before Submitting Any Materials For Consideration. Applications will be used to fill residencies beginning September 2012 for SoHo, Manhattan and summer 2012 (exact time TBD) for Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Recess facilitates every-day interactions between artists and audiences in order to promote the productive space of the working artist as a site of valuable visual and intellectual interactions. Our endeavors promote critical exposure for the artists we support while fostering an inclusive environment in which artists and the public can engage in a meaningful exchange of art and ideas.
Recess is free and open to the public, and we encourage artists to engage with their audience in a manner specific to their creative goals, using Recess as a studio, exhibition space, stage, and/or experimental platform. Session artists have access to their space for the full duration of their residency (typically 2-3 months) and are expected to work on a daily basis or the equivalent of at least twenty hours per week. Session artists receive a small honorarium and a stipend based on the material needs of the residency. In conversation with Recess staff, artists designate their own work hours and the degree to which they coincide with public hours.
Recess is currently operating out of two spaces: one in SoHo, Manhattan and the other in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Applicants can indicate if they have a preference between the spaces.
Recess residents will be selected based on the conceptual rigor and artistic quality of their proposal and their ability to work productively within the program. Successful applicants will articulate a particular need to work in a manner that expands beyond traditional studio method and gallery exhibition.
In an effort to decentralize visual authority while maintaining a level of critical cogency a panel consisting of former Recess artists in residence, leaders from the contemporary arts community, and arts practitioners with programming experience will review Recess’s applications.
Artists must submit an application form (available to download on our website), CV, artists statement, project proposal, proposed budget, work samples, and a work description list.
Complete guidelines can be found on our website.
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