Taft Museum Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program / Deadline: December 22


To honor the relationship between African American painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Taft Museum of Art’s Robert S. Duncanson Society annually recognizes the achievements of a contemporary African American artist through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program.

The ideal candidate for 2018 will be a visual artist working in two dimensions. The artist will present a body of work for a one-gallery exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art from July 13 to October 21, 2018. The Taft Museum of Art staff will work with the artist to select work for the exhibition.

In addition to the exhibition, the Duncanson Artist in Residence will be active in the community for two weeks in October, leading a variety of public programs including lectures, workshops, school visits and collaborative programs with community partners. The ideal artist will be a dynamic educator who is comfortable working with a variety of audiences including families, students ranging from grades K-12, and adult audiences. Flexibility will be key to execute a roster of innovative and collaborative programs.

The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of African American art and artists and to inspire future generations. Previous Duncanson Artists-in-Residence include among others poet/essayist Nikki Giovanni, filmmaker William Greaves, playwright/screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, soprano Adrienne Danrich, actor/playwright Nikkole Salter and dancer/choreographer Stafford C. Berry, Jr.

Dates of Residency:  Two weeks in October, 2018 (some flexibility up to October 21)

Honorarium: $7,500 plus a per diem of $69/per day to cover meals and incidentals. The Taft will also provide optional lodging and transportation.

For more information please visit this call: http://www.collegeart.org/jobs-and-opportunities/opportunities/listing/16208/