Power Plant Gallery Summer Artist Residency
Deadline for applying: March 1, 2017, by midnight
Notifications to accepted artists: Early March, 2017


Submissions are now open for the Power Plant Gallery public studio residencies.

A laboratory for the arts, the Power Plant Gallery promotes creative work, while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts. Each summer we turn the gallery into the PPGStudios supporting artists in their creative experimentation.

In it second year, the #PPGArtists public studio residency returns with a few changes. We are accepting applications for two separate, six-week public studio residencies.
• Residency 1: June 1–July 15, 2017
• Residency 2: July 19-September 2, 2017

Each residency has 24/7 access our 1500-square-foot space located at American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC. Residencies are available to an individual artist or group. Each residency lasts six weeks and comes with a $750 stipend (paid at the end of the residency).

While not required, artists with a project or work already underway, who would benefit from the space to significantly advance or complete their project, will be prioritized. Artists are not expected to complete work while in residence. We also recognize experimentation as integral parts of the art-making process. This residency is open to artists in all mediums, and at all stages of their career, including students. Artists working with hazardous materials cannot be considered due to our location.

Artists-in-residence should be willing to:
• Engage with the public during open studio hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
• Organize at least one public engagement
• Advance their work during their stay

To apply please submit the following:
• A project statement of no more than 500 words that describes the work you will undertake during your residency
• Brief artist bio of no more than 250 words. If a group, please provide a group bio
• Samples of your work, which could include jpeg images of previous work, video, audio, websites, or other mediums. Please limit your samples to a total of 10 jpeg images, or 10 minutes of video/audio work.
• A title list that corresponds to the samples with applicable information such as media, dimensions, date complete and any caption information
CV, if a group, please provide for each artist

• For answers to questions please, email Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Director at Caitlin.kelly@duke.edu

FAQs (check back as our FAQ is updated)
• Dance and dance groups are permitted (and encouraged) to apply. We have polished concrete floors, however, so please take that into consideration.

The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-660-3622 | Email: PowerPlantGallery@duke.edu | Mailing Address: Box 90800 Durham, NC 27708-0800