The Island Residency
The IMA issues an annual call for proposals for a six-week residency in the summer on Andrea Zittel’s Indianapolis Island within the IMA’s 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Graduate and undergraduate students and emerging professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture and performing arts are encouraged to apply to customize and reside on Indianapolis Island.
A chosen applicant/s will be awarded a stipend to customize the interior of the island and test their proposal during a six week long summer residency. The Indianapolis Island resident will have the opportunity to communicate their unique experience though the use of a blog. Residents will be responsible for the design, customization, and fabrication of the interior of the island.
Residents are expected to communicate their experiences and conclusions to a larger audience through a blog provided by the IMA. Residents will be loaned an iPad to use for blogging for the duration of the residency. Residents may also choose to use other social networking platforms if applicable. Indy Island generates a lot of interest with Park visitors. Residents should have an expectation of some interaction with visitors.
About 20 feet in diameter, Indianapolis Island is a fully inhabitable experimental living structure that examines the daily needs of contemporary human beings.
Residents will be responsible for the design, customization, and fabrication of the interior of the island and all other components of the selected project. Indy Island is currently supplied with objects created by or brought to the island by the previous residents. It will be the 2014 resident’s choice to incorporate these materials into new proposals or to disregard these objects.
Andrea Zittel’s Indianapolis Island is within the IMA’s 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park.