CA+MP Residency Program
CA+MP – creative arts + multidisciplinary performance – is the emergent artist-in-residence program at the Upper Jay Art Center. In 2022, CA+MP will be hosting 8 weeks of creative residencies for both solo artists and groups (up to 8) at any stage of their career, working in visual disciplines (2D, 3D, mixed & digital media), film, music (performance, songwriting, recording), writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, hybrid genres), movement and dance, theater, performance art, as well as multidisciplinary practices.
Their building operates like a living museum – likened to a Joseph Cornell box – and presents a plethora of objects, furniture, nooks and crannies for residents to explore and re-make anew, as well as a full live production suite (light and sound) and the sometimes raging waters of the Ausable River right outside the door. Residents can expect a loose, permissive vibe, as well as a curious and engaged local community with which to share their work.
The goal is for these residencies to provide support to artists in any stage of their creative process, as well as opportunities to engage in cultural and cross-cultural conversations with local audiences, further challenging and growing our collective understanding of what connects (and divides) us, and ultimately, what it is to be in community with each other.