Deltaworkers was founded by curator Maaike Gouwenberg and artist Joris Lindhout. The foundation is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is present in New Orleans each fall where they are hosted by Dawn Dedeaux at Camp Abundance. In an intensive 3-month period they host 4 residents and present works by other international artists who have not been shown in New Orleans before.
Deltaworkers is a nomadic artistic production and residence program that investigates the southern states of the U.S. as one of the last mythical places in the West. They host and present European artists from different disciplines in New Orleans, a city that forms the perfect gateway to the south; a region where many of the historical, socio-political and cultural roots of U.S culture can be found.
Deltaworkers welcomes artists working in all fields (visual art, performing arts, film, literature, music, architecture, design). Applicants should take note that they are a field research based residency and thus do not offer studio spaces. They are specifically interested in artists working with performative practices, historical and/or social political research, western mythology and/or anthropology, environmental issues, or contemporary US culture / film industry / entertainment. Deltaworkers has its base in New Orleans but encourages to work throughout the deep south.
Deltaworkers does not require a final outcome at the end of the residency period but they do want to show the eventual outcome in New Orleans when applicable. One requirement is to have at least 1 public presentation at one of their partner institutions.
No studio space.
They offer communal living spaces, an assistant and introduction to their extended network based on the original proposal.