To create an environment conducive to creativity, productivity and community for emerging Black Trans visual artists via one-month funded residencies in Palm Springs, California. To help foster an ethos of accessibility and support for Black Trans folks in Palm Springs, a place with a rich LGBTQ+ history and culture.
The Specifics —
The residency is open to Black Trans visual artists working in any medium.
Recipients of the A4BL Residency will be provided:
- A live/work space for the month of August in the Lawrence Crossley neighborhood (named for the Black businessman and real estate developer) of Palm Springs: a mid-century modern house equipped with air conditioning, a bedroom, kitchen, guest room, and small studio, as well as extensive outdoor space with a pool, hot tub, and entertaining space.
- A $2,000 unqualified artist stipend (raised during the upcoming R4 of the Art for Black Lives print sale) to go toward transportation to and around Palm Springs, day-to-day expenses and material costs.
- 3 pre-scheduled studio visits by curators and art professionals from around Southern California.
How to apply
To apply for the inaugural A4BL residency please send the following in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A CV and artist statement with context as to the artist’s practice, background and objectives.
- A statement of purpose (max. 500 words) for the residency answering, how would you plan to utilize the month in Palm Springs? This should include a description of the specific project the applicant plans to work on, as well what stage of the project they hope to accomplish (ideation, production, etc) and what material support they would require to those ends.
- An artist portfolio providing images of 5 – 10 works for the panel’s review.