Enos Park & UI Springfield: Funded Summer Residency + Exhibition / Deadline: April 30, 2018


The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Visual Arts Gallery have partnered to offer a funded summer residency and exhibition. They welcome applications from emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists working in all media, and especially those interested in community engagement, social practice, and socially-engaged works.

Artists will reside at the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists duplex as they develop new work for the exhibit. The residency start date is flexible depending on the needs of the artist and proposed project, but can last anywhere between four to eight weeks — and so the residency start date would fall between June 1st and August 4th, as dictated by the artist. A correlating exhibition will open at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery on either Thursday, July 12th or Thursday, July 19th (the opening date will mold to the artist timeline as requested) and run for three weeks. They welcome time-based and interactive exhibition models, and seek an artist that is open to engaging with the student community at UIS.

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists provides a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom, studio facilities, studio visits with visiting artists and curators, opportunities to present lectures/discussions/workshops, and assistance with forging community/city partnerships as desired. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will offer a $1,000 stipend to apply to materials and travel. A discounted residency fee of $25/week is required.

For more information please visit the website: http://enosparkresidency.org/