EPIC Artist Residency Deadline November 15th

EPIC Artist ResidencyThe EPIC Artist Residency is part of a dynamic new community center in the city of Grand Prairie, TX. The residency includes a 600sf art studio, private fully-furnished 700sf studio apartment on site, a $1500 a month stipend, as well as a membership to the EPIC. Residents become part of a dynamic community center in the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, and Recreation.

Program Period
The inaugural residency is from March 1, 2017- May 1, 2018.
Note: If residence is needed prior, arrangements can be made to accommodate the artist beginning January 1 in a furnished cottage in Grand Prairie. The city of Grand Prairie will provide moving expenses to the cottage and into the residency.

About the Program
UNT Department of Studio Art in partnership with the city of Grand Prairie, TX, will support one post graduate from the department’s MFA program to further the enrichment of culture and the arts at the center. Graduates of CVAD’s MFA program will work and live on the premises for the duration of the residency, and participate in a minimum of one monthly public engagement to be arranged with the programming director. Artists will have access will to a small kiln, darkroom, recording studio, greenhouse and two community art studios. The studio is equipped with furniture and the center will work to support the artist once selected.

Eligibility, Criteria & Selection Process
UNT will promote the Program to its graduate students and interested students will apply to be the Epic Artist-in-Residence by submitting an application for a residency period within one year of graduation from the MFA program. UNT will form a Selection Committee and select finalists based on their application materials. The City will review the finalists’ materials and select the Artist in consultation with UNT. The residence is not able to support significant others, families or pets.

As part of a work for hire relationship between the Artist and the City, the City will have the opportunity to select, in agreement with the Artist, a work to be produced for the City’s permanent collection. The artwork created by the Artist, mutually agreed upon between the Artist and the City as a work for hire, is and will be the permanent property of the City.

Selection will be based on:

  • Merit of past work
  • Readiness to engage with and benefit from the residency experience at Headlands (see program goals)
  • Potential to continue creative practice and impact the community

Application Process

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

Submit full application materials through Slideroom
The application includes the following:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest, outlining your specific interest in the residency and how program participation will affect your practice
  • Artist statement
  • The names and email addresses and phone of three personal or professional references; please note, we do not want letters of reference.
  • Documentation of recent work (Provide 20 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each), PDFs (up to 10MB each) and Models (Sketchfab). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud) submitted to Slideroom along with description of work.

Contact Lauren Lake
Chair of the UNT Department of Studio Art