Elsewhere Living Museum: Social Practice Institute for Southern Jewish Artists 2022

ABOUT THE SOCIAL PRACTICE INSTITUTE (SPI) + RESIDENCY

The GCJM Social Practice Institute and artist residency trains Jewish identifying southern-based artists in the pedagogy of socially engaged art practice alongside a curriculum of Jewish thought leadership. We award up to six Jewish artists living in the U.S. South (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia) a safe and generative space to converse about and explore contemporary Jewish experience while expanding their art practice. The SPI participating artists will gather in residence for two weeks at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC to interpret, disrupt, narrate and reimagine contemporary Jewish life and experience through the development and implementation of relevant and timely socially engaged artworks. The subsidized training provided by the Institute will support each artist in designing and carrying out a social practice artwork that intersects with and engages the Jewish community in Greensboro, NC and their hometowns. Artists and collectives selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in any art form.
 

GOALS: WHAT MAKES THE SOCIAL PRACTICE INSTITUTE UNIQUE? 

The GCJM Social Practice Institute aims to support and invest in Jewish creatives from a multitude of disciplines whose work has the potential to impact the Jewish

Deadline
Residency Length
13 days - 13 days
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
6
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Blacksmithing
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

​​ELIGIBILITY

  • Participants must be 18 or older
  • Participants must identify as Jewish (terms of Jewish identity are expanded upon in the application.)
  • Participants must be practicing artists in any discipline. 
  • Participants must reside in the Southern U.S. region (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia.)
  • Individuals and collectives are eligible to apply
  • Artists must be able to commit to the on-site Elsewhere dates and the post residency convenings.

SELECTION PROCESS

Readiness to engage with and benefit from the SPI + Residency experience + merit of past work. The GCJM Social Practice Institute has been inspired by these 7 merit criteria for selection as developed by Elsewhere Museum:

  1. Radical creativity and resourcefulness
  2. Refinement of concepts, practices, and critical material use
  3. Experience working with non-traditional spaces
  4. Potential to successfully engage fellow residents, Jewish themes and concepts, and hometown Jewish community
  5. Capacity to produce new work independently in a relatively short period of time
  6. Understanding of their own process and practice, and the ability to adapt to new practices and resources
  7. Benefit to their growth personally, professionally, and/or artistically, and enthusiasm to participate in this opportunity

RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: GCJM staff review applications to ensure completion and eligibility. Submissions are then reviewed by a dynamic group of arts and Jewish professionals, and other community members.

NOTIFICATION: All applicants will be informed of their status by June 5th, 2022. If you have not heard from us by this date, please contact: greensborocjm@gmail.com.

SEMI-FINALISTS: Semi-finalists are invited to a 20-minute Zoom interview.

FINALISTS: Applicants accepted into the SPI + Residency are required to sign a contract within a month of acceptance. 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
6
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
360
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

The institutional cost of the residency component of the SPI is $2,000 per participating artist. We strive to remove barriers to participation by offering a sliding scale to SPI candidates. Any pledged support by artists would be made after accepting an invitation to participate and would not affect our decision-making. Finalists can choose to contribute between $360 - $2,000 at their own discretion. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Artists are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application