ArtsLink Residencies offers artists and arts managers from eligible overseas countries a five-week residency at an established, non-profit arts organization in the US. The program is designed to create opportunities for artists and communities across the US to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.
Host organizations are selected based on an application process open to US non-profit organizations from all fifty US states. Applicants do not need to have contacts with organizations in the US to apply for this program.
For the 2016 Residencies program, Fellows are artists and arts managers working in visual and media arts. Artists and arts managers working in performing arts and literature may apply in October 2016 for the 2017 Residencies program.
ArtsLink Residencies allows artists and arts managers from eligible countries to:
- Pursue artistic and/or professional collaborations that will enrich and enhance their work
- Share ideas and expertise with US artists and organizations, with residents of the broader host community, and with colleagues from the region who participate in the program
- Expand knowledge of arts practice and deepen understanding of cultural life in the US
- Create new work that draws inspiration from interaction with artists and arts professionals within the US host community
- Expand professional arts management skills through work with US organizations
The different components of ArtsLink Awards are funded by the individual supporters of CEC ArtsLink, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Ohio Arts Council, the Kettering Fund, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Polish Cultural Institute.
1. A completed ArtsLink Residencies online application form.
2. Answers to the following questions:
a. Describe the current issues in your work and explain how a residency in the United States will advance your professional development as an artist or arts manager. (300 words maximum)
b. Please describe previous projects that have involved community interaction or participation, and explain how you plan to engage with US artists and communities during your residency. (300 words maximum)
c. Please list the most important types of activities and arts events you are hoping to take part in, keeping in mind that your residency may take place in any of the 50 states of the US. (300 words maximum)
d. What prior experience or contact have you had with the United States? (300 words maximum)
e. Have you traveled outside your country of residence to pursue research or study? If so, please indicate when and where you have traveled and in what capacity. (300 words maximum)g. How will you share your ArtsLink experience with your home community? (300 words maximum)
3. A résumé or Curriculum Vitae (500 words maximum) typed in the application.
4. A letter of recommendation (only one-page PDF file) from a colleague or supervisor that explains how a residency in the United States will benefit you professionally and why it is an important endeavor at this time in your career. If written in a language other than English, please include an English translation. This letter can be submitted to mtumenev(at)cecartslink(dot)org separately from your application, but it must arrive within two weeks of the application deadline. No emails will be accepted unless approved by ArtsLink staff. Letters without signatures will also not be accepted.
5. If you are applying as an arts manager submit a one-page PDF file with description of your organization in English. Include information about staff size and resources.
Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Applicants are advised to submit recent quality work samples. Please follow carefully the instructions for submitted work samples in the application. Applicants should make sure their work is properly labeled and that all work samples are fully and succinctly described. Applications that do not include required materials will not be considered.