June 24, 2019
Oolite Arts provides Miami artists with access to four prestigious national residencies
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Yaddo, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts will host participants in Oolite Arts’ Home and Away program
MIAMI BEACH (June 24, 2019) – A new Oolite Arts program will offer Miami artists career-advancing opportunities to participate in some of the country’s most prestigious artist residencies.
Oolite’s Home and Away initiative provides four opportunities – at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Yaddo. Oolite Arts will make all of these significant opportunities more financially feasible for artists by providing stipends and covering any tuition and travel expenses.
“Residencies can be a defining moment in an artist’s career, offering them the time and space to experiment, in addition to creating the connections that can lead to important exhibitions and opportunities,” said Dennis Scholl, Oolite Arts’ president and CEO. “We hope our artists will return to South Florida with new ideas and relationships that will further enrich their own work, and Miami’s cultural community.”
Applications accepted starting July 10, 2019 for first opportunity
Each of the four opportunities have differing ways to qualify and participate.
Applications will be accepted starting July 10, 2019 for the first Home and Away opportunity at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colo. Oolite Arts will bring a dozen Miami artists to Anderson Ranch Arts Center, where they will be in residence, enjoy studio space and programming, and meet with master curators and artists. This residency will last five weeks and start in February 2020. Applications will be accepted at oolitearts.org/homeandaway through Aug. 13, 2019. A local jury of curators will select the invited participants.
Next spring, Oolite Arts will also bring a dozen Miami artists to Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. for a weeklong residency. For this residency, a jury of local curators will both nominate and select the residents.
The additional two opportunities – with the Rauschenberg Foundation and Yaddo – invite Miami artists to be a part of these highly competitive residencies at the former home of artist Robert Rauschenberg in Captiva, Fla., and on a 400-acre retreat in Saratoga Springs, NY., respectively. Participating artists will be chosen by these institutions in a juried process, with Oolite Arts providing a stipend for the artists, in addition to covering the cost of any tuition plus travel and room and board.
Full details are available at oolitearts.org/homeandaway.
Since its inception in the 1980s, Oolite Arts, one of Miami’s largest artist support organizations, has offered its own residencies to artists at its current home on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road. This new program expands that mission to prestigious national residencies, providing artists with exposure to new people, ideas and connections that can propel their career.
“Oolite Arts is a resource for Miami artists, but we’re also a community of people who can learn from each other and grow together,” Scholl said. “With this new program, we want people to take a little bit of home with them as they travel to a new city and opportunity. We hope that the artists, and Miami, benefit in the process.”
ABOUT OOLITE ARTS
Established in 1984, Oolite Arts advances the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture and creates opportunities for experimentation and encourages the critical exchange of ideas through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach. The residency programs include a Studio Residency Program, a PRINTshop Residency Program, a Fellowship Program, a Cinematic Arts Residency and Art in Public Life Residency. Exhibitions and programs at Oolite Arts are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; the State of Florida, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information, visit oolitearts.org.
Marika Lynch, [email protected], 305-898-3595
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