The Laundromat Project offers its flagship Create Change Artist-in-Residence program for artists interested in developing and mounting a socially-engaged and participatory public art project in their local laundromat and/or other community spaces. Each year, a total of 5 artist projects are supported through the program. Four artist projects are developed through a six-month residency that runs from April to October, and one project is selected for a year long residency program that runs from April to March respectively.
The residency is open to artists of color who live in or are deeply invested in the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood. The program requires a significant time commitment as artists are expected to develop collaborative projects in-community amongst neighbors, local stakeholders, and community organizations.
A CULTURAL ARTS LAB
Up to 4 Create Change Residents will be selected to participate in the 2019 program. This year’s program has been reshaped into a practice-based lab around The Laundromat Project’s pedagogical framework for community arts engagement. Our pedagogy is one that centers collaboration and partnership, where the work of the artist is created through a cooperative approach with community members and local organizations.
Our aim is to develop new strategies and ideas around equitable public art, community engagement, and social intervention practices. We plan to support residents by offering individualized programs of project incubation and exploration to strengthen their ways of learning and discovery. The Residency is an experimental platform and we invite participants to explore new areas of artistic practice and methods of research.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEBER
Application Launch | February 1, 2019
Webinar Info Session | February 11, 2019
Bronx Info Session | February 13, 2019 | 920 Kelly Street
Application Closes | February 24, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (EXTENDED)
In-person interview date for shortlisted applicants | March 15, 2019. (HOLD THIS DATE PLEASE)
For more program and eligibility guidelines, visit our website.