Recipients will be provided $2000 as a stipend and $1000 towards materials. Faculty partners will receive up to $1000.
Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in the program.
Artists are eligible for residencies from September 2016 – May 2017. Artists should specify their preferred 6-week stretches and any “blackout” dates/obligations. Flexibility in your dates is appreciated as they try to accommodate everyone’s schedules. Click here for more details about the application process.
A Studio in the Woods, located on the Mississippi River bank within the city limits of New Orleans, is located on bottomland hardwood forest that was clear-cut in the late 1700s to make way for a sugar cane plantation. One of the few remaining pieces of forest in the area, it is lush, precious and endangered. Under the care of our Environmental Curator, the land is reclaiming characteristics of its once pristine state. Flint and Steel are six week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists will be united with Tulane and Xavier University faculty members to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to fuel social change. The residency is open to visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply, but a rigorous work ethic and demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and wider audiences are expected.
ASITW provides full room and board including food, utilities for living and studio space to selected residents.
There is a private studio (approximately 185 square feet) furnished with a writing desk, an electric keyboard, ample wall and shelf space and a beautiful view of the pond and surrounding woods. This building has limited wireless access. There is a meadow and wooded land on the property available for outdoor installations, performances, or workspace. Nearby there are also many miles of public land on the Mississippi River levee and batture. Any additional equipment needed is the sole responsibility of the artist although the supply stipend may be applied to the purchase of needed materials.
A Studio in the Woods, located on the Mississippi River bank within the city limits of New Orleans, is located on bottomland hardwood forest that was clear-cut in the late 1700s to make way for a sugar cane plantation. One of the few remaining pieces of forest in the area, it is lush, precious and endangered. Under the care of our Environmental Curator, the land is reclaiming characteristics of its once pristine state. Please note that ASITW is located in a semi-tropical environment. Early fall tends to be quite hot and humid, up to the 90’s through October. While the winters are fairly mild, temperatures can fluctuate drastically between 25 - 75 degrees every few days. Spring temperatures range from 59 - 89 degrees with humidity levels upwards of 75%. Spring is an incredibly beautiful time in the woods though rain and sometimes mosquitoes can be plentiful! There is no public transportation. ASITW is 9 miles from the nearest grocery/ pharmacy.
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