Alicia Scardetta - Work In Progress, April 2015
Applications for the Work In Progress residency at TAC Manhattan are now open! APPLY HERE!
The Work in Progress (WiP) at the Textile Arts Center is a behind the scenes look into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers, to engage the public in a dialogue surrounding innovation in the field of textiles.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The selected artist will take over TAC Manhattan’s store-front window for one month and (re)create an active studio of their work. Displays will feature tools, materials and their artwork in various stages of progress. The program focuses on engaging the public with the work of textile artists and give an inside look into an artist’s studio. WiP artists will maintain “live studio” times where they can interact with the community and discuss their processes and techniques. The artist will also leave behind a clear visual narrative so the public can get a glimpse of “work in progress” even when the artist isn’t present. This is an ideal program for artists who enjoy speaking about their creative process to the public and want to take advantage of a large Manhattan store-front to promote and display their work.
x WiP is roughly 10 x 5 feet and is equipped with a table, chair, pin board wall + shelving. Artists have the potential to be provided with equipment depending on availability, but all artists will be expected to bring their own materials outside of normal studio equipment.
x Selected artist will commit to at least one weekly shift of public hours (Saturdays 2-6PM). Artists are encouraged to keep other hours at WiP for more opportunities to engage the public.
x Applicants must submit an application, including a detailed proposal of how they will set up their studio in the assigned space, + 3 images of their artwork.
x Selected artist will organize one event (i.e. workshop, performance, lecture) during their residency at TAC. We encourage applicants to propose events that engage with a diverse audience, partner with other organizations, inspire reflection and creative action, and use textile arts as an activism tool.
Work in Progress cycles start on the first of every month and run for the full month. Selected artist will be notified 30 days before the beginning of their cycle. Install must take place between the 1-3 and deinstall must take place on the 28-31.
Artists will be written about and promoted on the TAC social media, including blog, Instagram, and Facebook. Work will be displayed in the Manhattan store front window, and artists will have the ability to speak to the public about their work, and get feedback from visitors.