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Art Klub, New Orleans

Artist Residency at Art Klub in New Orleans

Posted January 4, 2019

Deadline: Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019 for residencies between May - September inclusive, 2019

Open to women and non-binary MAWA members at all stages of their careers. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists.
Applicants must be MAWA members.

Would you like to spend 2-4 weeks in residence in New Orleans, working within the context of a vibrant multi-disciplinary arts centre? MAWA is currently accepting applications for the MAWA/Art Klub residency exchange program. Women and non-binary MAWA members at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists.

Accommodation is a fully furnished, 750-square-foot live/work studio space, with a kitchen and pull-out, queen-sized sofa bed. There is also a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and washer/dryer. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. Art Klub is a vegetarian property. They ask that there be no cooking or serving meat on the premises (lacto ovo is acceptable.) Service animals are welcome. There is parking available on premise and a bicycle you may use. The space is not wheelchair accessible. Artists’ family members are welcome.

Art Klub is not conducive to many forms of sculpture; however, there is ample outdoor space around the complex in which you can work. (Although note: summer in New Orleans is very hot and humid.) Art Klub can introduce you to other New Orleans art centres that may be able to help you gain access to the facilities or equipment you might need. Art Klub does have excellent performance facilities, including sprung dance floor.

New Orleans is a city of 390,000 in the geographic south/centre of the USA. It has a large, active and idiosyncratic arts scene. The apartment is located in a working class, residential neighbourhood called St. Roch, a 5-minute bike ride from St. Claude Ave where there are many art galleries, restaurants and nightclubs.

The successful applicant will be provided with a $300 US honorarium for a talk or public presentation of some kind (screening, lecture, performance, showcase of work-in-progress, etc.). Artists are responsible for their own travel, living, materials and equipment expenses. You are welcome to use this space and time for research, reflection, networking and/or production.

Email applications to programs@mawa.ca and put “New Orleans 2019” in the subject heading. Applications must consist of a single PDF document, labelled with your name and Art Klub (i.e. Jane Doe Art Klub). Your PDF should include:

  • a cover letter saying why you would like time at the Art Klub residency (goals, rationale)
  • your preferred dates
  • an artist’s CV
  • up to two weblinks to videos (total viewing time no more than 5 minutes)
  • up to 15 images, along with image information (title, media, dimensions, date)

The MAWA partnership with Art Klub is intended to increase dialogue between our community and the art world beyond, to create networking opportunities for artists and to provide an oasis in which artists can do whatever they need to do in order to move their practices forward. See artklub.org to learn more about Art Klub.