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Woodblock Printing Workshop space created by Richard Armendariz during his 2017 residency
Richard Armendariz Installation Titled "The Dreamkeeper"
Inside Richard Armendariz's Video Installation

The DoSeum Artist in Residence

Emerging Program member

The DoSeum seeks to partner with professional mid-career artists who revel in the challenges of creating socially engaged works of art that allow children and their families exposure to Contemporary Art. By interacting with the artist’s work, children will appreciate both artistic process and product permitting the experience to connect them, through the arts, with STEM and Literacy themes.

In particular, the 2018 Artist(s)-in-Residence will become key members of The DoSeum’s Tricentennial Team, and will contribute their work to our Summer 2018 Tricentennial exhibit. As the only museum poised to celebrate the 300 years of San Antonio with a forward look at the future, this exhibit will empower visitors to imagine their desired future, and then begin to practice the skills necessary to achieve their future. We are specifically looking for local and regional artists who are prepared to engage the public with experiences that help our guests reflect on what we all want for our future and what we can each contribute to building that future together.

Lots has been written about 21st Century skills-- that wide range of skills that we consider necessary for a happy and successful future. For the Tricentennial exhibit, these skills have been pared down to include the following ones that we wish to engage our guests with. Potential artist(s)-in-residence and their work should respond to one or some of these skills: Problem-solving, Maker-based and DIY approaches, Actions & Consequences, Forecasting, Decision Making, and Empathy.

Additional information that will aid in understanding what we have in store for our Tricentennial Exhibit are the following goals for the project. When visiting the exhibit, guests will:

*Understand how problems are solved in many different ways over time.
*Have imagined their vision of the future and seen this vision as important and relevant.
*Have collaborated and communicated together to create the best possible future.
*Have practiced the skills necessary to achieve their vision of the future.
*Feel empowered that their vision of the future could happen.
*Want to get involved with the city’s future through different organizations and civic participation.
*Eligibility

Winning Projects

The DoSeum’s arts committee and staff will convene to review and select from the received proposals with the possibility of artists having the opportunity to present personally in front of a convened committee. We encourage ambitious, yet realistic, project proposals that aim to engage children and their families in ways that fulfill the museum’s mission and vision as well as the Tricentennial exhibition standards and objectives. The DoSeum highly encourages projects with components that promote thoughtful public impact, including a significant outreach or interactive component. This could range from visits to local schools, workshops, public lectures, or other interactions that engage public participation and further involve the public in the artist’s creative process and final product.

The DoSeum will value the proposals by assessing feasibility, alignment with museum’s Mission, Exhibition Policy and Educational focus selecting up to two final projects. The selected Artist(s)-in-Residence will receive an honorarium of up to $6,000.00 and production costs of up to $10,000.00 to aid them in the execution of their project(s). Upon contractual agreement, the artist(s) will have the fall of 2017 and the spring 2018 for design, prototyping, and production. Winning Artist Residents will be showcased within the Tricentennial Exhibit slated for the summer and fall of 2018 in our travelling exhibit gallery.

Location

San Antonio, Texas: United States

The DoSeum opened on June 6, 2015, and became a place where children are inspired to use their inner creativity and curiosity to learn through play. We are a museum where kids are encouraged to run, play, and create. We offer exhibits designed to help children work out their bodies and minds. The majority of the exhibits at The DoSeum boast a science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) focus, which we integrate with literacy and creative art concepts. We feature exhibits unlike those found in any other children’s museum in the country, including an interactive robot named Baxter, a spy academy filled with math challenges, an interactive puppet parade, a musical staircase, a Children’s River, and a significant outdoor space with plenty of water features, shade, and an ADA-accessible tree house. From solar energy and water recycling to habitat restoration, The DoSeum was designed and constructed with a thoughtful, sustainable approach and offers a number of features to make it both kid and environmentally friendly. We serve as an interactive learning laboratory for all young children, from birth to age 10. It is a place where children can discover, learn, explore, and create. We are a museum set in a park and are situated on 5.5 acres and offer more than 26,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, and more than 39,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit space, offering one of the largest outdoor areas for play among children’s museums in the nation. OUR MISSION Through joyful learning and discovery, The DoSeum grows minds, connects families, and transforms communities. OUR VISION As a premier educational resource, we develop innovative thinkers capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

Contact Information

2800 Broadway
San Antonio, 78209
United States