Artists Invite Artists Proposal
19 Brick Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553
Entry Deadline: 6/15/17
Days remaining to deadline: 19
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Artists Invite Artists Proposal): $15.00
Many of Watershed’s summer residency sessions are organized by artists—who propose a theme related to clay and recruit a handful of other artists to join them for two or three weeks. We call these Artists Invite Artists (AIA) Groups. The balance of participants in each AIA session register independently, often drawn by a shared interest in the session theme. Once at Watershed, all artists work side-by-side in the Watershed studios, forming one community.
An AIA session provides an opportunity to gather with colleagues you know or to spend time with artists whose work you’ve admired from afar. The lead artist and group of invited artists can collectively shape a creative thematic retreat without the pressure and preparation involved in leading a typical training or workshop. AIA sessions are inspired and guided by the leading artists, but time is spent in shared exploration and dialogue in the studio rather than in formal instruction. While clay is core to the Watershed experience, some AIA artists work in other media as well.
To submit a proposal, you must develop a session theme and recruit at least four (and up to 8) other artists to participate in the session. As the AIA leader, you attend the residency free of charge and your AIA invited artists receive a 15% discount off their residency fees.
Applications to organize a residency are due annually on June 15 in the year prior to the residency. Applicants will be notified in early August of their status. For more information on how AIA sessions work, please visit the Watershed website at http://www.watershedceramics.org/residencies/organize-a-residency/