Ends on 9/30/2015
A spillway is an engineering feat that provides controlled release of water from a river levee. Several spillways surround the city of New Orleans providing important control of flooding from the Mississippi. For Press Street, the Spillways residency is a way of providing the meaningful dispersion of outside thought and practice into the city through the development of creative feats. Spillways hosts national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers that are interested in developing projects within the greater New Orleans region, and whose efforts question, transform, or expand the vibrant visual and literary culture of the area. At least four residents are chosen each year to develop ambitious projects that aim for thoughtful public impact and engagement within the greater New Orleans region.
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 returning home, residents will have up to three months to develop a proposal for a project within the city. Press Street encourages ambitious project proposals that aim for thoughtful public impact or engagement, which must include a significant 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 have a budget of at least $15,000, much of which will focus on production costs spent in and around New Orleans. You will have the full support and assistance of the Press Street staff and the organization's decade of experience working in the region to assist at every step to help bring your idea to life. Despite ultimately being the Resident’s project, we envision this process being inherently collaborative and the most successful projects will incorporate New Orleans' based individuals into their development.Important Dates
Sept 30 2015 : Deadline for applications
Nov 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.