Hurford Center & VCAM Philadelphia Artist-in-Residence Open Call
Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2022
Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and VCAM (Visual Culture, Arts, and Media) facility invite applications for the position of artist-in-residence for the 2023 spring semester. The Hurford Center & VCAM Philadelphia Artist-in-Residence Program hosts Philadelphia and area artists for creative exchanges with the Haverford community.
The spring 2023 iteration of the program will partner with the Imagining Abolitionist Futures series, a year-long Hurford Center initiative exploring the role of the arts and humanities in the struggle to dismantle the carceral state and build reparative practices and institutions in the place of a system driven by racism, retribution, and violence.
This year’s artist residency program seeks emerging artists whose works broadly engage with this theme of abolition, mass incarceration, and restorative justice. The aim of the residency is to create equitable opportunities for underrepresented and under-resourced artists by giving them a chance to further develop their practices and engage with a new audience. We’re particularly interested in working with emerging artists for whom this experience would be a transformative opportunity for their creative practices.
Applicants must be living and working in the greater Philadelphia area. While the artist will not live on Haverford’s campus, we hope that their regular presence in the College’s VCAM facility will lead to sustained engagement with the College community across the length of the residency.
The program provides:
- Total stipend of $3000 during the residency (March-May, 2023)
- An additional $2000 production budget for a September 2023 exhibition in Haverford’s VCAM facility
- Access to Haverford College’s facilities including the VCAM Maker Art Space, Film/Media editing studio, and more
- Dedicated office space March-May, 2023
- Studio space in VCAM June-August, 2023
- Opportunity to attend the symposium Imagining Abolitionist Futures, as well as interact with various scholars and artists working in the field
- Engagement with Haverford student clubs and classes
As part of residency, the participating artist will:
- Organize one public engagement event for the Haverford community and beyond that takes a form *other* than an artist talk)
- Complete the entirety of the residency program (March, April, May of 2023) including the exhibition component in the following fall (September 2023)
- Attend Haverford’s Imagining Abolitionist Futures symposium (March 23, 24 2023)
- Spend 3-4 hours per week on Haverford’s campus. This may vary week-by-week depending on programming etc.
Contact Hurford Center Program Manager Kelly Jung at hjung1 [at] haverford.edu with any questions.
Philadelphia Artist-in-Residence Application
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.