The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists

This Deadline Expired: Monday, January 30, 2017

Entry Deadline: January 30, 2017

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists is a new residency program that is based in Springfield, Illinois and is offering long-term residencies that provide living and studio space and community through which to reflect and engage one’s work. Applications will be accepted from emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all media, and especially those who emphasize community engagement, social practice, or socially-engaged works.

Six-month and twelve-month residencies can serve up to four artists at one time. Resources provided to artists include living facilities, studio facilities, solo or group exhibition opportunities, studio visits with visiting artists and curators, opportunities to present lectures/discussions/workshops, and assistance with forging community/city partnerships as desired.

The program is developed primarily as a means to support artists and secondarily as an avenue for community revitalization through artists’ contributions/works/relocation. The historic Enos Park neighborhood is in a transitional state. At the turn of the twentieth century this neighborhood was the jewel of Springfield, but like many historic neighborhoods it has suffered decline. Today work is being done to revitalize the area and aspire to develop a rich presence of artists in the neighborhood to lead the city of Springfield into a new phase of history. Though not exclusively, the residency would be ideal for artists who will invest in/work with the rich historic context of the neighborhood, work with the immediate community, and shine a light on the increasingly potent potential of the Enos Park revitalization.

Visit their website here to learn more about the program, community partners, and application details: enosparkresidency.org

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