Room In The House Arts Residency

 
 
Room In The House Residency
 
With generous support from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Karamu House will offer 12 artist-focused residencies in 2019 – eight (8) visual arts; four (4) performing arts. The residency period is March 2019 – December 2019. The goal of Room in the House is for artists to leave Karamu’s residency as more empowered, independent artists. To this end, Karamu will activate creative and administrative spaces, provide technical support to performing artists and exhibition space for visual artists, and through partnership with Gordon Square Arts District - professional development for artists looking to build their business.

Application for the fellowship is open to Cleveland-based artists with demonstrated excellence in and commitment to their visual arts or performance-based work. Each selected Room in the House resident will receive a monetary stipend ($5,000 – visual; $3,000 – performing), and access for eight weeks to space at Karamu House to create, work administratively, and show/perform.
 
 
APPLICATION DATES
*Submit application for desired residency start date.*

Submissions recieved by April 5 will ONLY be considered for May 20

Submissions recieved by June 14 will ONLY be considered for July 29

Submissions recieved by August 16 will ONLY be considered for September 30

 
Application Deadline Notification Date Residency Start Date Residency End Date
February 28, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 18, 2019 May 10, 2019
April 5, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 20, 2019 July 19, 2019
June 14, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 29, 2019 September 20, 2019
August 16, 2019 September 16, 2019 September 30, 2019 November 22, 2019

 

Residency Hours: Artists will have access to Karamu House Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM, and on Saturday and Sunday based on a predetermined schedule. Schedules to be confirmed during residency week one.

 
CONSIDERATIONS
All residents must have the ability to walk up/down stairs.
All residencies are for 8-weeks.
 
RESIDENCY DETAILS
Visual Artists:
  • Eight (8) visual artists will be served. Each will receive an eight-week residency at Karamu House that includes access to shared workspace and an opportunity to be included in two curated exhibitions in Karamu's newly renovated gallery.
  • Each resident visual artist will receive $5,000 from which they will be asked to secure their own supplies. Fifty-percent of the funds will be distributed at the beginning and end of the residency.
  • Each resident artist will have the opportunity to teach a masterclass at Karamu during their residency.
  • Through its partnership with the Gordon Square Arts District's "Creative Professional Series," Karamu will also encourage participation in artist professional development programs such as tax preparation, business and financial plan development, grant/proposal writing, marketing/media/PR.
 
Performing Artists:
  • Four (4) performing artists will be served. Each will receive an eight-week residency at Karamu House that includes access to shared workspace and a scheduled performance of their work.
  • Each resident performing artist will receive $3,000 to support their work. Fifty-percent of the funds will be distributed at the beginning and end of the residency.
  • For performance, residents will receive front of house support and professional technical support from Karamu’s set, light and sound operators plus access to shared workspace.
  • Each resident artist will have the opportunity to teach a masterclass at Karamu during their residency.
  • Through its partnership with the Gordon Square Arts District's "Creative Professional Series," Karamu will also encourage participation in artist professional development programs such as tax preparation, business and financial plan development, grant/proposal writing, marketing/media/PR.
 
SELECTION PROCESS + CRITERIA
There are four deadlines for application submission: February 28, 2019, April 5, 2019, June 14, 2019 and August 16, 2019. A small selection committee comprised of members of Karamu’s lead 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 excellence through 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: AShareef@karamuhouse.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.
 
Artists are only eligible for one (1) residency during the 2019 calendar year.
 

APPLICATION MATERIALS
Submission of the following constitutes a complete application:
     1. Artistic Statement
     2. Artistic resume or CV
     3. Answers to the following questions:
          a. Demographics: Name, Address, Cell Phone Number, Email Address
          b. How does your artistic philosophy align to Karamu’s vision (see above Selection Process + Criteria section)?
          c. What is the goal of your residency (what do you propose to do with this time)?
          d. What is your artistic medium?
          e. Do you have special equipment needs?
          f. Do you have any unique space requirements?
          g. Describe how the residency stipend will support the actualization of your artistic product.
     4. Link to an example of your art.
     5. Any additional information or supplementary material the selection panel should have.
 
 
Note: Completed applications must be received in Karamu House’s business office or via email at AShareef@karamuhouse.org by 5:30 PM EST on the deadline date.  Applications received after this time will NOT be considered.