Corner Brook Museum and Archives looking for an artist-in-residence

Gary Kean gkean@thewesternstar.com
Published on October 27, 2016

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The Corner Brook Museum and Archives is on the hunt for an artist-in-residence.

The Corner Brook Museum and Archives is looking for an artist-in-residence to help promote a deeper appreciation and understanding of its resources.

The museum has worked with artists on various projects in the past, but the concept of having an artist-in-residence is a new idea for the facility.

The four-month program is would give the chosen artist a chance to use the cultural, historical and heritage collections at the facility to inspire a body of work or other artistic project.

The idea is to foster an enhanced education experience for the public through the unique perspective and interpretation of the artist.

The residency would run from Jan. 9 to April 30, 2017. The selected artist would have 24-hour access to an artist work studio at the Rotary Arts Centre located adjacent to the museum and will have their works exhibited for four weeks at the center’s Tina Dolter Gallery.

There are some conditions the artist must agree to. The candidate must not be currently in a school of study and must be considered a professional with at least one year of professional experience.

Other conditions include opening the studio once a week for two or three hours, between Week 5 and Week 12, to discuss the progress of the work with the public. The artist must also open the studio to the public for two or three hours per week for discussion of the final works during the four-week exhibition.

The successful artist must do one public talk about their work in partnership with the School of Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and participate and co-operate with media inquiries about the project.

Applications can be sent to info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca, hand-delivered to the museum on the corner of West Street and Main Street or mailed to: Corner Brook Museum and Archives/ P.O. Box 20038, Millbrook Mall/ Corner Brook, NL/ A2H 7J5.

Applications to the Corner Brook Museum and Archives artist-in-residence program must be submitted by Nov. 23, 2016 and must include:

• cover page with identification, mailing address, contact information and a one- or two-page project proposal

• portfolio of previous work with at least seven works in any visual arts medium

• two reference letters

• curriculum vitae

• artist statement

Source: Corner Brook Museum and Archives