CALL FOR APPLICANTS
Resident Artist & Caretaker (s*). Available now (Feb 2017); up to 15 weeks or until June 1. *Please note we will consider individuals, couples and pairs of friends/collaborators.
Rural Projects Artist Residency and Studios is located in Gallatin, NY (Columbia County - 16 miles south of Hudson). We seek an artist-in-residence in possession of wide-ranging construction skills. This residency reinstates RP’s Bartering Residency whereby the artist-in-residence receives a 1000 square foot live/work studio in exchange for working on barn renovations 20 hours per week. (See application procedure, renovation sections below).
RP HISTORY & MISSION
Rural Projects was founded in 2007 with an operational hiatus 2015 - 2016. Artists and spouses Greg Lock and Sarah Anderson Lock serve as Artistic and Executive Directors, respectively.
Rural Projects is a rural workspace and residency program for artists who utilize or address technology in their work. RP provides a bucolic backdrop for a period of focused studio practice, site-specific work and occasional public exhibition opportunities.
DETAILS & APPLICATION PROCEDURE
APPLY BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
ESSENTIAL: The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, take instruction (e.g. complete a specific task), and think creatively.
Carpentry, Framing, Sheetrock, Plumbing, Electrical, General hauling/waste disposal/recycling
1000 square foot radiant-heated live/work studio.
12’ & 14’ ceilings, Work surface, Access to separate workshop/woodshop (tablesaw, bandsaw, etc), Skylight, 600 sq feet of wall space
Lofted bedroom space, bed & linens included; hot and cold running water; fully functional kitchen (stove/oven, fridge, sink, table & chairs), Outdoor shower; outhouse toilet and/or (across the road toilet facilities), pets are allowed.
Up to date CV
professional references (2)
List of relevant skills
Images of your work via URL or up to 4 images attached via email
After compiling a shortlist we will interview successful applicants via Skype or Facetime
We are in Phase 2 renovation of our 10,000 square foot chicken coop. We anticipate a minimum of 20 hours of work per week. More details upon application.
Phase 2 renovation includes:
3 studios (2 complete; 1 in progress)
Full bathroom (toilet/shower)
Slop sink/storage & mechanical room
While general construction tasks will be performed during your residency, the bulk of your work will focus on the installation & completion of the bathroom/shower facilities. (Note: phase 1 renovation was the live/work studio you will occupy, described below under benefits & accommodation. There are smaller finishing tasks for this space which may require your assistance.)
The resident artist/caretaker post will allow us to expand our mission by bringing the workshop and new studio spaces online for short-term rental or artist-in-residence opportunities, and bring our Bartering Residency program out of hiatus.