The Laundromat Project (The LP), in collaboration with Leeway Foundation and in partnership with The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Asian Arts Initiative, and PhillyCAM, has announced a call for proposals from Philadelphia based artists of color interested in mounting a public art project in their neighborhood laundromat, barbershop, or similar public space.
Successful applicants will be selected to participate in The LP’s Create Change Public Artist Residency program and will receive $4000 to mount their public art project between May and October 2012. They will also be resourced with a travel stipend to attend a series of professional development workshops alongside NYC participants in the Create Change program. These workshops are designed to help artists deepen their approach to having a socially-engaged creative practice, while also building a network of like-minded peers.
The LP is a community-based public art non-profit that brings arts programming to laundromats in the Greater New York area and for the first time, Philadelphia. The program seeks to raise the quality of life for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.
Alongside the Create Change cohort based in New York, Philadelphia artists in residence will also attend a series of professional development workshops designed to help them deepen their approach to having a socially engaged creative practice. The series provides access to information and resources from both the arts and social justice sectors. It also offers an opportunity for each artist to expand their personal and professional networks. A travel stipend will be provided for each Philadelphia-based artist’s transportation to and from New York.
March 23, 2012
Applications submitted by 11:59pm EST
April 9/10, 2012
Interviews for short listed candidates (New York/Philadelphia)
May 2, 2012
Final Notifications sent
May 18 — Oct 31, 2012
Create Change Public Artists Residency and Professional Development Fellowship