Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Michele Sereda Artist Residency in Socially-Engaged Practice

October 31

The University of Regina Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, in collaboration with the Archer Library, is seeking an artist to fill a five month residency, commencing in January 2018, to explore the integration of writing within art practice (and vice versa). This residency was established in memory of Michele Sereda, who died in a highway crash 2015. Sereda was a multidisciplinary artist who explored social issues that touched on intercultural dialogue and creation.

Critical aspects of the Sereda Residency are: 1) its commitment to engage with the broader community; 2) its commitment to place an artist, over time, in each Faculty of the University in order to underscore the inherent value of the arts in all disciplines and walks of life; and 3) to disseminate the results of the residency within the community both on and off campus.

The Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, in collaboration with the Archer Library, is seeking an artist to fill a 5- month residency, commencing in January 2018, to explore the integration of writing within art practice (and vice versa). This residency was established in memory of Michele Sereda who died in 2015. Sereda was a multidisciplinary artist who explored social issues that touched on intercultural dialogue and creation. Critical aspects of the Sereda Residency are: 1) its commitment to engage with the broader community; 2) its commitment to place an artist, over time, in each Faculty of the University in order to underscore the inherent value of the arts in all disciplines and walks of life; and 3) to disseminate the results of the residency within the community both on and off campus. We believe that a vital part of the residency is to expose students to professional artists with a strong track record of high calibre work in their discipline(s) and whose work is embedded in community through socially aware and engaged practice.

This residency takes up the terms of Sereda’s creative energy in offering an artist residency for a professional artist interested in exploring socially engaged practice and community interaction in a supportive academic environment for a period of 5 months. The residency aims to create engagements between artists, University units and their students, and community organizations around socially relevant issues. In this Call, we are looking for an artist and/or writer who works at the intersection of word and art. We are asking applicants to consider the following questions: 1) What is the relationship of writing to art practice and art practice to writing? 2) How do both writing and art practice operate as ways to convey new knowledge, understanding and experiences by which we (re)organize our lives? 3) What is writing? What is art? What does it matter as long as the emergent form talks about who we are, what we are doing here and dares us to make sense of it all?
The Call defines the term “artist” broadly in the understanding that it includes artists, performers and writers and those that blur the line between. We anticipate applications from writers (poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, novelists, critics, graphic novelists, short story writers, etc.) and artists/ performers who use text centrally in the work. The successful applicant will address the intersection of arts practice and writing (however that is interpreted) and, by extension, the notions of literacy and who gets to speak and be heard.

Applications are due by October 31st, 2017.

For more details, please see the full description of the Michele Sereda Artist Residency on Facebook. 

Details

Date:
October 31
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/david.garneau.79/posts/10154809362121363
« November 2017 » loading...
M T W T F S S
1
2
5
9
12
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
28
29
1
2