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ArtsLink Residencies and deadlines schedule 2014-2016:
Performing Arts & Literature application deadline: October 15, 2014
Application forms will be available online by September 1, 2014
Residency will take place in fall 2015
Visual & Media Arts application deadline: October 15, 2015
Residency will take place in fall 2016
The application is available at the bottom of this page.
Guidelines for Applications
For the October 15, 2014 deadline, ArtsLink will accept Residencies
applications from contemporary artists and arts managers working in
performing arts and literature. Applicants must be citizens of, and
currently reside in, an eligible country. If you are living outside the
region temporarily, contact ArtsLink staff to determine your eligibility.
There are no age limitations. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of
English to function independently while in the US.
Undergraduate students, amateurs and research scholars are not eligible.
Arts managers must be affiliated with an arts organization in the
non-commercial sector. Artists seeking placement in commercial firms are
also ineligible. ArtsLink Fellows from prior years are ineligible.
All ArtsLink applications will be evaluated by an independent
interdisciplinary review panel comprised of US arts professionals based on
the following criteria:
Artistic or professional excellence of the applicant's work
Potential for the applicant to interact with the community in the practice
of his or her art form
Benefit to the applicant, at this time in his/her career, from interaction
with US artists and audiences and potential benefit to the US host
Applicant's plans for sharing the benefits of the exchange with artists
and institutions in his/her home country
Applicant's ability to meet cross-cultural challenges successfully
Preference will be given to those applicants for whom this will be a
first-time opportunity for in-depth creative work in the US, and to
applicants whose artistic practice integrates innovative approaches to
interaction with the community.
The selection process is extremely competitive and applicants should
anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work. Applicants are advised
to submit recent quality work samples. Please follow carefully the
instructions for submitting work samples below. Applicants should make
sure their work is properly labeled and that all work samples are fully
and succinctly described. Applications that are missing any of the
required materials will not be considered.
We recognize that each artists experience may prove to be profoundly
different from what he or she anticipated as an applicant. Successful
residencies reflect a balance between expectations of accomplishing
specific goals and being open to new processes and opportunities for
1. A completed ArtsLink Residencies online application form.
2. Answers to the following questions:
a. Describe the current issues in your work and explain how a residency in
the United States will advance your professional development as an artist
or arts manager. (300 words maximum)
b. Please describe previous projects that have involved community
interaction or participation, and explain how you plan to engage with US
artists and communities during your residency. (300 words maximum)
c. Please list the most important types of activities and arts events you
are hoping to take part in, keeping in mind that your residency may take
place in any of the 50 states of the US. (300 words maximum)
d. What prior experience or contact have you had with the United States?
(300 words maximum)
e. Have you traveled outside your country of residence to pursue research
or study? If so, please indicate when and where you have traveled and in
what capacity. (300 words maximum)
g. How will you share your ArtsLink experience with your home community?
(300 words maximum)
3. A résumé or Curriculum Vitae (500 words maximum) typed in the
4. A letter of recommendation (only one-page PDF file) from a colleague or
supervisor that explains how a residency in the United States will benefit
you professionally and why it is an important endeavor at this time in
your career. If written in a language other than English, please include
an English translation. This letter can be submitted to
mtumenev at cecartslink.org separately from your application, but it must
arrive within two weeks of the application deadline. No emails will be
accepted unless approved by ArtsLink staff. Letters without signatures
will also not be accepted.
5. If you are applying as an arts manager submit a one-page PDF file with
description of your organization in English. Include information about
staff size and resources.
Incomplete applications are subject to rejection.
Applicants are advised to submit recent quality work samples. Please
follow carefully the instructions for submitted work samples in the
application. Applicants should make sure their work is properly labeled
and that all work samples are fully and succinctly described. Applications
that do not include required materials will not be considered.
You are required to submit work samples, which are a critical part of your
application. Because of the limited time available for the review panel,
you are encouraged to prepare a well-organized presentation that exhibits
your work in the best possible light.
Work samples should be recent ( no more than 5 years old ), preferably of
work that is technically or conceptually relevant to your work. Work
samples in a language other than English must be accompanied by a synopsis
You can upload your work samples when you complete the online application
form. Please include the following information about each sample: title,
date, medium, dimensions/duration, your role and short description (no
more than 4 sentences). List the work samples in the order in which you
would like to have them viewed. For large files, please, use Internet
services capable to transfer large-sized data, like Dropbox or WeTransfer.
You also may submit link to your video or audio files on YouTube,
Soundcloud or Vimeo. Files submitted via Internet services must be
accompanied by a Work Sample Sheet (download here). Samples submitted
without proper descriptions will be subject to rejection.
Please label your materials with your full name as it appears on your
Up to 10 images in JPEG format.
- The file name should be in the following format: Number_LastName_Title
(e.g. 01_Smith_Untitled 1, 02_Smith_Untitled 2, etc.).
- Each image file should be no larger than 2 MB.
- Submit individual image files only NO PowerPoint, PDF or Keynote
presentations will be accepted.
VIDEOS or AUDIOS
Two different 3-5 minute video/audio samples.
- Video/audio files should be in MOV, AVI, MPEG, MP3, MP4 or FLV format
for viewing/listening on a PC.
- Label each digital file as follows: Number_LastName_Title.ext (e.g.
- The maximum file size for uploaded video or audio files is 20MB. (For
larger file size, please, use Internet services capable to transfer large
files, like Dropbox or WeTransfer, You also may submit link to your video
or audio files on YouTube, Soundcloud or Vimeo. Files submitted vie
Internet services must be accompanied by Work Sample Sheet)
- For longer pieces, note the time cues for the segment that best
represents the entire work.
FOR ARTS MANAGERS
Please submit digitized examples of published, professional writing or
documentation of the applicants work as an arts professional. You may
also submit digitalized items of descriptive literature about the
organization(s) you represent (pdf documents of catalogues, brochures,
press materials, etc.) All work samples should be accompanied by a
description of the materials presented and your involvement in their
content development, design and/or distribution (i.e. manager of the
program, designer or developer of brochure, general organizational
information). Work samples in a language other than English should be
accompanied by a synopsis or translation.
ArtsLink Fellows are expected to participate for a six-week period from
early October to mid November 2015. All participants both applicants
from overseas and US host organizations must be able to accommodate this
residency schedule. The Residency includes two short sessions in New York
City for all ArtsLink Fellows to meet with each other and with ArtsLink
staff: one prior to the residency to orient the Fellows to the residency
program and one at the conclusion to share residency experiences. These
opening and closing sessions offer an important opportunity for ArtsLink
Fellows to interact and strengthen contacts with their colleagues.
Applicants who have been selected by the review panel are placed by
ArtsLink staff at arts organizations across the US that can provide a
residency experience appropriate to each candidate's professional skills
and goals. The candidate's professional interests and contacts are
carefully evaluated to ensure the best available opportunity for each
ArtsLink Fellow. While we take geographical and organizational preferences
into consideration, Fellows should be prepared to fulfill their residency
in any of the fifty US states. In order to provide each group of Fellows
with exposure to the geographic and cultural diversity of the US, a
maximum of two Fellows will be placed in residencies in any one US city.
ArtsLink Residencies awards are made to the US host organization to cover
the living and working expenses for the five-week residency. Airfare, visa
expenses, health insurance, and food and lodging during the opening and
closing sessions in New York are also provided by CEC ArtsLink.
At the conclusion of the residency, each Fellow will be required to submit
a report that discusses the work accomplished and its impact on his or her
professional development. Digital images of a sampling of activity may
also be required, where appropriate.
2015 ArtsLink Residencies applicants will be notified of the review panel
decision by the end of March 2015.
To consult with ArtsLink staff, please contact phone: 212-643-1985 ext. 22
or email: al at cecartslink.org
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