Open Call for Taos County Artist to Attend an Artist-in-Residence Program
The Paseo Project is pleased to announce PPAIR: The Paseo Project Artist in Residence program. This new opportunity for 2020 supports sending Taos-based artists on a fully funded residency program to develop their work. For 2020, The Paseo Project is offering a one-month artist residency at the world-renowned Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, Vermont.
The Residency includes room and board, and a studio for developing or completing creative projects that can be presented during the annual PASEO festival. A travel and materials reimbursement is available as well.
The Paseo Project’s PPAIR (The Paseo Project Artist in Residence) Program supports Taos-based artists by offering a fully-paid one-month artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, Vermont.
Art Goals or Criteria
Seeing the value of visiting artists to Taos, The Paseo Project wishes to extend the opportunity for a local artist to explore their creativity with a one-month residency. Inspiration can take different forms. While Taos has been home to a number of inspired visiting artists, our community of artists deserve a ‘little perspective’ and dedicated time for exploring their work. Artists are asked to present their work upon returning to Taos. Artists working in all medias will be considered.
Site or Art Location Plans
The Vermont Studio Center (https://vermontstudiocenter.org) is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984. The location—situated along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic village of Johnson, Vermont—was chosen with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains. Over the last 30 years, VSC has grown to become the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States. Their mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form.
The Paseo Project will cover all costs for the residency, including room, studio, and meals. A reimbursable stipend of $1,000 is offered for travel expenses and material supplies.
Application is free and open to all FULL TIME Taos County artists. Deadline is April 26th, 2020 at midnight and submission requirements are listed below. The selected artist must take residency within the following 12 months. All ages 21 and over are encouraged to apply and all artists at any point in their career are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need. While open to all visual artists, artists working towards PASEO-aligned projects (e.g. new media, performance, movement, and/or community engagement and social impact) are encouraged to apply.
Email application to Paseo@PaseoProject.org with the subject line PPAIR 2020. Applications must include the following:
- A letter introducing yourself, explaining your interest in this opportunity, and detailing how you would use this time. Please address how your PPAIR work can be shared at the PASEO Festival and/or with the Taos Community?
- Attach up to 5 work samples (no more than 1 MB each) or links to work online.
- Attach CV/resume (pdf format)
Deadline is April 26th, 2020 at midnight MST.
Email application to Paseo@PaseoProject.org with the subject line PPAIR 2020. Application is via email only, no physical submissions will be accepted.
The selected artist will be determined by a selection panel of Taos based art and design professionals, Museum representatives, gallery representatives, and Paseo Project Team and board members. One, full-time Taos-based artist will be chosen with a runner-up finalist in case the winner is unable to carry out the residency.
Full-time Taos-based artists age 21 and up are encouraged to apply and all artists at any point in their career are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need. While open to all visual artists, artists working towards PASEO-aligned projects (e.g. new media, performance, movement, and/or community engagement and social impact) are encouraged to apply.
March 5, 2020 Call Announced, Press Release distributed
April 26, 2020 Deadline for call, Midnight MST.
May 15, 2020 Winner Selected
July 2020 – June 2021 Timeframe for one-month residency completed within 12 months
Post-Residency Public presentation or installation
Sources for Additional Information