CALL FOR RESIDENTS
THE PERISCOPE PROJECT
Call for Residents // Summer – Fall – Winter 2012 / 13
ATTN: Artists, Architects and Designers, Activists and Interdisciplinary Scholars:
The current cooperative at THE PERISCOPE PROJECT (TPP) is announcing the 1st perennial studio residency, to begin in June, 2012. As a work-share residency, Selected residents will be furnished with a studio workspace at TPP and full access to facilities, amenities, and support for a negotiable period (3 to 9 months) in exchange for organizing and executing one set of public programming including an exhibition and an educational workshop. At this time, TPP cannot offer monetary support except for nominal expenses related to the public programming. Living expenses and costs of independent production is the responsibility of the resident.
More about Periscope:
THE PERISCOPE PROJECT is a not-for-profit organization (501(c)3 pending) comprised of a space and cooperative, committed to the transdisciplinary nexus of art, architecture, and regional urban issues. Operating as studio workspace occupied by a rotating core cooperative, and re-programmable exhibition and event space in a unique urban context, the project works to provide amenities for students, artists, designers, scholars and activists working with and in response to their urban environment.
The cooperative in residence justifies their tenancy by offering their skill set toward the project’s advancement and realization as a whole. As an extension of this program, the cooperative works to develop both educational and curatorial programming by which the broader community can take stake in, parse, represent and amplify a cultural response to their urban and regional context.
The project occupies five arranged intermodal shipping containers on a sliver lot in San Diego’s East Village. These unique architectural circumstances provide readymade work, exhibition, and community organizing space, while simultaneously existing as an architectural counterpoint to the status quo of San Diego’s urban landscape–enriching a dialog about how these spaces come to be, and what is to become of them.
Who Should Apply?
The current cooperative at The Periscope Project seeks motivated, proactive individuals who can demonstrate a strong conception of how TPP’s space and support will be a productive asset to their current practice. Our envisioned resident(s) is one who’s work addresses an interdisciplinary cross section of urban and social issues who seeks a platform for public engagement at a local / site-specific scale. We have in mind someone who can envision TPP in its context as a conceptual extension of their own work. Note, however, that the TPP cooperative currently represent a range of differing sensibilities, backgrounds, skill sets and productive proclivities. We are therefore open and excited to consider alternative proposals that may not entirely address the suggestions above. In any respect, we challenge applicants to be conversant about how their practices relate to TPP’s mission.
The Space and Amenities:
Studio workspace is comprised of a second-level finished shipping container, approximately 8′w x 9′h x 45′l. It has been outfitted with 110v AC, lighting, windows, finished walls, sealed floors and vent fans. Broadband wireless and/or hardwired internet access is included. The space is equipped to function as office swing space, light / small-scale traditional media studio (such as drawing, painting, small-scale sculpture and fabrication) and/or an A/V digital media studio. TPP is equipped with nominal fabrication/construction facilities (small wood and fab shop) and AV facilities (PA system, Projector, Computers, DVD, Audio mixer, etc.).
Container 1 on the ground floor is outfitted as a clean white-cube gallery space that opens to the street. Container 5 on the ground floor is outfitted as a workshop and custodial storage space, but can function as auxiliary exhibition space. The complex defines a 16′ x 40′ courtyard that can accommodate outdoor panels, presentations, screenings and other events.
What is Required?
Interested parties should submit:
- A short statement identifying your practice and how you conceive of TPP as viable extension and/or a potential asset. (1 – 2 pages)
- A concise proposal that identifies and presents 1. A hypothetical curated exhibition and/or site-specific project that you would like to undertake if selected as a resident. 2. An educational workshop connected thereto, or to your specific practice, etc. 3. A rough timeline. We are open to a broad range of tenancy durations; as a guideline, three months (roughly the length of an academic quarter) should be considered a minimum to develop programming and work (Length as needed, concision is appreciated).
- Pertinent work samples and CV
- References and recommendations are welcome but not required
We encourage potential residents to arrive with a strong notion of what they intend to research / work on, although not necessarily a preconceived final product. We hope to keep the experience open to let the work / projects / exhibitions evolve as they need to over the course of the residency.
The ideal submittal format is a consolidated PDF document; we are open to other options as well. The document should include text, images, and links to multimedia (such as video, sound, websites, online portfolios, etc.) if applicable.
Please submit electronically. If your document is large, please send via a large file transfer service such as dropbox, yousendit etc., or upload to a server, etc. send links to firstname.lastname@example.org with REF# 340 PERISCOPE RESIDENCY SUBMITTAL in the subject line.
What to expect?
WE WILL ACKNOWLEDGE SUBMISSIONS ON A ROLLING BASIS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED. WE AIM TO ESTABLISH THE FIRST RESIDENT BY JUNE 1, 2012.
We will inform submitting parties of there status shortly after proposals are received.
Details of past exhibitions, projects and programming can be viewed at theperiscopeproject.org
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