» Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Residency Program

Creative and Cultural Industries: Unlocking the EU-US Potential 

Chapman University's Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (WCAHSS) in conjunction with the European Union (EU) is launching a two-year initiative to promote awareness of European Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) through a series of residency programs and conferences.  Focused residencies will be open to European-based contemporary visual artists, culture professionals, CCI policy makers and strategists to encourage innovation in education and foster cross-pollination of artistic ideas and practices between EU and US CCI professionals.

Through this residency, Chapman's campus in Orange, California, USA, will become a physical connection point for visual investigations of European and American public art vocabularies.  The Artist in Residence will use their own European background to engage with the community, history, and geography of Orange. 

CALL FOR RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS

The Culture, Media, and Creative Industries Program (CMCIP) at Chapman University, California, in conjunction with the European Union, welcomes applications for residencies.

Total number of residencies: There will be a total of three residencies
Time Frame: the first to take place between February-July 2016; the second between September-December 2016; the third between January-July 2017.
Duration: Three (3) weeks, beginning spring or summer 2016
Stipend: $2,000, plus round-trip flight and campus housing for three weeks
Areas of Emphasis: We are seeking artists, strategists, or researchers working in any area of the Culture and Creative Industries fields. The area of CCI is open, however we are particularly interested in the following areas/issues: cultural memory and archive; digital cultures; creativity and the environment; social issues (including fear, trauma, migration, regeneration). For artist based residencies the media is open and there will be support for materials and exhibitions.

+ - Public Art Project

Poetry InvasionWCAHSS is seeking proposals for an inaugural Public Art Residency to explore the use of visual art in social spaces as a platform for local, national, and global discourse.  Through this residency, Chapman's campus in Orange, California, USA, will become a physical connection point for visual investigations of European and American public art vocabularies.  The Artist in Residence will use their own European background to engage with the community, history, and geography of Orange.  The Artist will create a temporary public art project addressing regional identities, cultural geography and history, local folklore or craft, social diversity, or related themes as seen within and between the EU and US.

Projects may incorporate traditional visual artists, fiber artists, folk artists, muralists, mosaicists, or digital visual media artists. Please feel free to check out our campus via our main Chapman University Web site to see some of our public spaces.

+ - Screen Media Project

Screen MediaWCAHSS is seeking proposals for an inaugural Screen Media Residency to explore  screen media as it is used to explore a range of themes. We are particularly interested in projects examining the idea of ‘Screened Emotions’. The Resident will use their own European background to engage with the community, history, and geography of California and/or the USA. Residents can be academics, researchers, and/or practitioners. Projects that explore/cross the theory-practice ‘divide’ are also welcome.

+ - Cultural Memories Project

Cultural ImageWCAHSS is seeking proposals for an inaugural Cultural Memories Residency to explore how different media is used to explore a range of themes in cultural memory. We are particularly interested in projects examining the idea of cultural memory as it is manifested in habitats - from the natural to the urban. The Resident will use their own European background to engage with the community, history, and geography of California and/or the USA. Residents can be academics, researchers, and/or practitioners. Projects that explore/cross the theory-practice ‘divide’ are also welcome.

+ - How to Apply

All applicants, please download our application form and submit your completed copy along with:

  • Current CV
  • Project Statement (summary 500 words)
  • Detailed project proposal (maximum 3 pages)
  • Proposed Budget (maximum 1 page)

- For practiced based projects, in addition please supply:

  • 1 paragraph artist statement (500 words)
  • If relevant, 10 images of recent or relevant work
  • If relevant, conceptual drawings or renderings of the proposed project are highly encouraged.

Please send application material to Shannon Halverson, either via email (shalvers@chapman.edu) or mail documents to:

Chapman University,
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Roosevelt Hall - Dean's Suite
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

If you would prefer to utilize Dropbox to submit your documents, please email Shannon Halverson (shalvers@chapman.edu) for our Dropbox folder.

DEADLINES

Accepting applications at this time for all 3 residencies. For those interested in the February-July 2016 timeframe, a review of submissions will begin by January 11, 2016, 24:00 PST.

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