BMAC Climate Change Artist Residency

BMAC Climate Change Artist Residency

deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Introduction & 2022 Artists in Residence

In response to the ongoing climate crisis, BMAC has created an artist residency program to support artists seeking time and resources to engage with the profound questions and challenges presented by climate change. They believe that artists have a unique and vital role to play in responding to the climate crisis. Through their work, artists can foster personal and emotional connection to the issue, encourage empathy and collaboration, imagine new futures, and in so doing help effect meaningful change.

The 2022 BMAC Climate Change Artists in Residence are Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett, and Andrea Wasserman. Through their creative placemaking collaborative, Ask the River, Billings, Lovett, and Wasserman have worked together in the Brattleboro area since 2016, reconnecting the community with its natural surroundings through art. Each of the three artists is using the BMAC Climate Change Artist Residency to deepen their individual practices and their relationships with the environment through writing, research, activism, and art making.

About the Residency

Each year BMAC awards one Climate Change Artist Residency to an individual or group. The nature of the residency is flexible. Our aim is to meet the recipient(s) where they are and to provide meaningful support for their work in whatever way we can. That may include providing actual residency accommodations in Vermont; creating opportunities to engage with the public here in Vermont or elsewhere; presenting exhibitions or other public-facing activities; or facilitating connections to other artists, curators, scientists, educators, and activists tackling climate change. The residency comes with a $6,000 stipend.

Application and Selection Process

Apply by September 15, 2022, HERE

You will be asked to provide contact information, a brief artist statement, a description of how you will use the residency, and up to five images of work or links to video/audio files.

Selected applicants may be invited to provide additional information or to be interviewed.

Applications will be evaluated by BMAC staff on the basis of artistic merit of prior work, relevancy and merit of the proposed residency activities, and compatibility of the applicant’s needs and what BMAC can offer in terms of support.

Winner(s) will be announced on November 1, 2022.

The residency will take place from January 1 to December 31, 2023.

Intelligent, insightful mixed media artwork with a narrative component. Pieces inspired by and informed by the past while making commentary on contemporary events.
Patrick Hay
Patrick Hay

Intelligent, insightful mixed media artwork with a narrative component. Pieces inspired by and informed by the past while…

Intelligent, insightful mixed media artwork with a narrative component. Pieces inspired by and informed by the past while making commentary on contemporary events. …

Intelligent, insightful mixed media artwork with a narrative component. Pieces inspired by and informed by the past while making commentary on contemporary events. …

German Vazquez
German Vazquez
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Donna Sensor Thomas
Donna Sensor Thomas

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Dynamic original abstract artwork that explores the grid and lines by award winning South Jersey artist Donna Sensor Thomas…

Anne Leith
Anne Leith
Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images.
Susan Breitsch
Susan Breitsch

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

Susan C. Breitsch is a Philadelphia-based artist who uses collage and mixed media to alter found images. …

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