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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FIA RESIDENCIES 2021-22

Fogo Island Arts is seeking applications for its international residency program from artists working in a wide range of disciplines. Residencies will take place for six to eight weeks in 2021 and 2022.

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts is a residency-based contemporary art venue that supports research and production of new work for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting emerging and renowned artists of today to take part in residencies and programs on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Combining contemporary art, iconic architecture and social innovation in a singular setting, FIA is a world-class institution that is uniquely rooted in community. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

FIA residencies
Fogo Island Arts residencies provide opportunities for artists to live and work on Fogo Island for six to eight weeks. Artists-in-residence are provided with accommodation and studio space, a vehicle for on-island use, and a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Most travel expenses are also covered. Artists-in-residence must give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

Applications are welcome from Canadian and international contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, arts writing, music/sound, curating, design and theory.

FIA residencies are intended for professional contemporary artists with specialized training, recognition among their peers, and a history of public presentation of their work in a professional context.

Residency periods
Successful candidates will work with FIA staff to determine a six- to eight-week residency within the following periods:
April 1 to June 15, 2021 / September 1 to November 15, 2021 / April 1 to June 15, 2022 / September 1 to November 15, 2022

How to apply
The program guidelines and application portal are available online at Fogo Island Arts.

Selection
Six candidates will be selected by a jury which includes FIA Advisory Board members Eleanor Dawson, Katy Graham Debost,Fabrizio Gallanti, Elisa Nuyten, Silke Otto-Knapp, and Monika Szewczyk; as well as FIA Director of Programs and Exhibitions Alexandra McIntosh; and FIA Strategic Director Nicolaus Schafhausen as jury chair.

Applicants will be notified of their status by July 1, 2020.