Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Six-Month Artist Residency Opportunity in Knoxville. Deadline March 19, 2010

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce availability of the next Betsy Worden Memorial Artist Residency at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, March 19, 2010. An application is attached, or one may be downloaded at www.knoxalliance.com (under Calls & Press Releases).

Available to college students and other young and emerging artists, The Betsy Worden Memorial Artist Residency includes:

+ FREE and exclusive access to a 10’ x 10’ artist studio located in the Emporium Center;
+ Sponsored membership in the Arts & Culture Alliance for one year;
+ Display of at least one piece of artist’s new work in the public areas of the Emporium Center each month of the residency (beginning with the First Friday opening reception on April 2, 2010); and
+ Solo exhibition of artist’s new work in the Balcony gallery of the Emporium Center near the end of the residency period (September 3-24, 2010).

The resident artist is required to occupy the studio and be present to show new work each First Friday of the month, spend a significant amount of time creating work in the Emporium studio, and help hang monthly changing exhibits in the Emporium galleries if necessary. Artist may also offer curatorial input and be eligible for curatorial opportunities in programming gallery space. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or e-mail sc@knoxalliance.com.

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