The ArtCenter/South Florida (www.artcentersf.org), in partnership with The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science (www.miamisci.org), invites submissions for the inaugural year of its ARTSail Residency Program. ARTSail grants selected artists and curators the possibility to live and/or work on board a vessel for a period of 4-6 weeks exploring the Miami waterways.
ARTSail is a nomadic, floating art project that seeks to provide artists and cultural practitioners the opportunity to research and explore the extensive coastlines and waterways that surround Miami. ArtCenter will host the residencies on Miami’s waterways on an off-board vessel where artists will be invited to further existing research or generate new work in response to Miami’s relationship to water. Water has played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Miami and its communities and is increasingly becoming a central theme discussion surrounding climate. ARTSail residencies aim to develop awareness in the community about environmental concerns and engage the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of South Florida’s waterways.
The participating artists will be invited to collaborate with scientists and/or science students involved with the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science. To facilitate this process artists are invited to consider the four main areas of interest listed below that researchers and scientists affiliated with the Science Museum are currently engaged with:
- Sea-level rise
- Coral bleaching and coral restoration
- Hydroponic and Aquaponic farming
- Phosphorus pollution in the Everglades National Park
ARTSail offers the opportunity to integrate critical and creative practices into a new set of parameters, and the potential of challenging established routines, activities and assumptions. It creates a unique live and work environment to stimulate profoundly generative time and space for focused research and the creation of provocative new ideas and work.
Successful candidates will participate in three residencies between the months of January-May and October-December 2017.