With generous support from Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Karamu House will offer 16 artist residencies in 2021 - eight (8) visual arts; eight (8) performing arts. Residencies will be awarded in November 2021. The goal of Room in the House is for artists to leave Karamu’s residency as more empowered, independent artists.To this end, Karamu is excited to provide a financial award to support artistic growth and a platform for exposure – whether virtual or in-person.
Application for the fellowship is open to Cuyahoga County-based artists with demonstrated commitment to their visual arts or performance-based practice. Each selected Room in the House resident will receive a monetary stipend ($5,000) and the opportunity to exhibit/perform.
A selection committee comprised of members of Karamu’s leadership staff, board of directors, and community artist/stakeholders will comprise the selection panel and make the residency decisions. Only completed applications will be reviewed. The chosen resident artists will demonstrate artistic rigor, ability and intent, as well as align to Karamu’s vision of honoring the African-American experience through culturally and socially relevant work.
Applying artists should submit a completed application with all support materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ROOM IN THE HOUSE RESIDENCY in the subject line to ensure that applications are received. If not selected, artists are invited to reapply.
Submission of the following in narrative form (unless specified) constitutes a complete application:
Note: Completed applications must be received in Karamu House’s business office (2355 E. 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106) or via email at email@example.com by 5:30 PM on the deadline date. Applications received after this time will NOT be considered.
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