I-Park’s 2017 Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts


Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I-Park is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its sixth international, multi-disciplinary Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale. The three-week residency begins on Monday, May 15, 2017 and culminates with a public exhibition on June 4, 2017.

Application Materials

The residency will be devoted exclusively to the 10 – 12 artists/designers who will be invited to create new works for the exhibition. I-Park views site-responsive art as a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory field – at its most impactful when the installations and performances are developed and experienced in-situ. The term ‘site-responsive’ is construed broadly to encompass the various aspects of the project site: natural, built, social – and sensitive to the various dimensions of time. All works for this program must be ephemeral in character.

Supported disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Landscape/Garden/Ecological Design
  • Sound Art
  • Performance Art
  • Site-Responsive Sculpture/Installation
  • Visual Arts (Other)
  • Architecture
  • Language Arts
  • New, Experimental Media
  • Inter-Disciplinary, Multi-Disciplinary Practice

Program Structure

  • Applications are processed online through SlideRoom. The application portal will be accepting submissions from September 8 – November 1 (midnight, EST), 2016.
  • The residency session runs from Monday May 15, 2017 to Monday, June 5, 2017.
  • The Biennale Weekend is Friday, June 2 (private preview) and Sunday, June 4, 2017 (public exhibition).
  • 10 – 12 artists will be selected to participate.
  • A stipend of between $2,200 and $3,000 will be awarded depending upon particular travel circumstances (see FAQ for details).
  • Collaborating teams are welcome to apply but the team leader is responsible for all aspects of participation, including allocation of the artist’s stipend.
  • Lodging, food program, limited local transportation are provided during the program.
  • Workshop space and a selection of tools, equipment and materials are readily available.
  • Ineligible are artists who participated in the 2015 Environmental Art Program. Artists accepted to the 2017 Site-Responsive Art Residency cannot also participate in the 2017 General Residency Program. While you are welcome to apply to both 2017 programs, if selected for each of them, you would have to decide which one to participate in.
  • $35 application fee to defray the costs associated with the intensive selection/curatorial process.
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