Ends on 7/31/2015
Residents will be awarded paid travel to and from New Orleans, an initial two week stay in Press Street's residency space, a $1000 Honorarium, and introductions to local stakeholders in their areas of interest. Spillways focuses on process over production, so in these initial immersive two weeks, residents are encouraged to come with an open mind and let their ideas adapt to what they've learn. Each resident's experience will be built to spark projects that react in unique and interesting ways to the cultural fabric of the city.
Once Residents finish their initial visit they will have up to three months to develop a proposal for a larger project within the city. Press Street encourages ambitious project proposals that aim for thoughtful public impact or engagement, which must include a significant educational outreach component. This could range from visits to local schools, free community workshops, public lectures, or other programs that help the public to better understand your creative process.
Once a proposal is received, the Press Street team works immediately assessing feasibility and tailoring its approach based on the needs of the project, including funding and materials required. Not every project proposal will be accepted, though if it is then your project will start with a minimum budget of $15,000, and will have the full support of Press Street staff to assist at every step to help bring it to life. Despite ultimately being the Resident’s project, the process is inherently collaborative and with a decade of experience working in the region, Press Street utilizes its vast local network to assist with many aspects of a project.
July 31 2015 : Deadline for applications
Sept 2015 : Residents announced
January 2016-December 2016 : Residency Period
-Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.
-For artists: you must have a desire to develop work outside of a traditional studio model.
-For writers: you must have an interest in developing written works that require extended time within a self-defined local community.
-Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5 years.
-Must live outside of the greater New Orleans area.
-Cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs.
Ends on 12/31/2015
Open call for proposals for shows in the downstairs Reading Room 220 at Press Street/Antenna Gallery. Press Street's mission is to promote art and literature. Successful proposals for Reading Room 220 shows will connect these two ideas.
Submissions should include a proposal for the space. Proposals could be, but are not limited to:
-A curated selection of artists books.
-A chapbook with a writer and artist in mind with samples of both of their works.
-A show developed out of a newly published book.Books are not limited to traditionally published media. We are open to and encourage artists books, zines, book objects, sculptural books, one of a kind, and editioned books, etc.
Shows would be up for 1 month minimum and would have openings coinciding with the second Saturday openings upstairs at Antenna. There is no specific deadline for proposals, which will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.