Private studio retreats in a collaborative atmosphere for Spring 2015.
Grin City Collective welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines at all stages of their career for residencies in rural Iowa, USA. Residents receive individual housing and studio space and may elect to participare in one of the following outreach programs:
Social Practice Project: 1st Block (Apr 27 – May 16) PUBLIC WRITING AT IOWA LIBRARIES
There are many opportunities for public art in our country, but fewer opportunities for passersby to stumble on the written word. In this block we will compose, cut, and install in vinyl short stories and nonfiction in the windows of ten Iowa public libraries. This public writing will be visible from both within the library and the exterior sidewalk. Residents will have the opportunity to install and see 2-3 of their own pieces displayed publically.
SKILLS: Writers and other artists with strong writing will be selected. Please include at least one piece of writing among your application’s work sample. Residency fees $100/week
Social Practice Project: 2nd Block (May 18 – June 6) POP-UP GALLERY/READING/PERFORMANCE @ GRIN CITY
Show your work in a short gallery exhibit during Grin City’s open house event. Participating artists will work both independently and collaboratively to produce artwork for a one-night event, which will include a gallery show opening, performance and reading by residents and staff. Residency fees: $100/week
SKILLS: OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS, WRITERS & PERFORMERS
Garden Outreach: (Available both blocks)
Love fresh, seasonal food? Learn the ins and outs of small-scale, commercial vegetable growing on our on-site organic farm, Middle Way Farm, a 2-acre operation that serves the greater Grinnell area. Farmer Jordan Scheibel is looking for residents with a desire to learn more about agriculture who don’t mind strenuous outdoor work in all conditions. Residents work 12-15 hours per week on the farm and participate in all aspects of the operation, including greenhouse transplant production, planting, field work, harvest, and post harvest handling, depending on the season and needs of the farm. There will be numerous opportunities for education and discovery both in and out of the field. Early morning starts (7-8 am) are required. Residents will be paid a wage of $8 per hour plus will have access to abundant unmarketable produce. More hours may be available at particular points during the season if desired. Residency Fees: $200/week ($96 weekly wage is paid during your stay)
No Outreach (Available both blocks)
Your time and space are entirely your own. Spend the whole residency in your studio or wandering the property, whatever you choose. Residency fees: $200/week