ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, located in Athens, Georgia, is an all-volunteer, independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. The Artists-in-ATHICA Residency program enables up to six artists per year to participate in a collaborative residency at ATHICA. The purpose of the residency is to foster the development of artists and their artistic works and to enrich the programmatic offerings and community experience provided by ATHICA.
Residencies take place throughout the year (generally in the periods January-May, June-August, and September-December), provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital, and theatrical arts. The work undertaken in the residency can be in a familiar or new discipline. Residents can work independently, collaborate with others, and/or work as a team.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following:
(1) programming value, educational value, and/or appeal to under-served audiences
(2) concept (intriguing, off-beat, fully-considered, detailed)
(3) feasibility (can it be accomplished with proposed time and resources?)
(4) artistic promise as evidenced in support materials
The 2020-21 application and residency schedule has been affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Applicants who submitted between January and December 2020 will be notified about their standing in late December 2020. The call for entries for the 2021-22 cycle is now open.
The call for entries for the 2021-22 cycle is now open: https://forms.gle/c4xVQ1VFbZnGwBKi8
Deadlines for Submission:
* Fall 2021: March 31, 2021 11:59 PM EST
* Winter/Spring 2022: June 30, 2021 11:59 PM EST
Items Needed to Complete the Application:
* Proposal outlining the work you hope to accomplish while in residency, including how you will meet the interests outlined by ATHICA and any financial requirements
* Images, links, or documents (a collection of images or links in one file is OK) that would help the committee understand your practice and your work
* CV or Resumé
* Link to your website or other site that shows more about your work
* Application processing fee here: https://form.jotform.com/200904645304145
Upon selection, residents will develop and execute a plan for their residency in conjunction with ATHICA that will include:
* the specific creative project to be undertaken and presented at ATHICA during the residency
* the specific dates for the project (the time on-site can vary from one week to two months and not all residency * components must be conducted on-site)
* the presentation at ATHICA of an educational event such as a talk or workshop related to the residency discipline and/or the creative work produced
* a schedule of on-site hours in residence, including serving as gallery docent for up to 25 hours during the residency and open studio hours as appropriate
The stipend amount may vary based on duration and scope of project. Room and board will not be provided. However, ATHICA will work with out-of-town residents to identify low- and no-cost housing option for periods in which they must be on-site. However, all work related to the residency does not need to occur on site, in Athens, or during specified hours.
February – April 2018: Gunnar Tarsa and Kyle Lewis aka Guy Did Ail
October 9-28, 2018: Tomie Seo
May 12-June 9, 2019: Katlin Shae
December 15, 2019-January 6, 2020: Claire Molla
February-March, 2020: Eli Saragoussi (in conjunction with Ad•verse Fest 2020)
Artists-in-ATHICA is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2020-21, ATHICA has received additional support for artist stipends through an Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Arts in Community Award.