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Opportunity: Curator Residency, Fogo Island Arts

Posted by Sofia Landström • Friday, March 22. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Curator Residency, Fogo Island Arts
Deadline: June 1, 2013
for residencies starting September 1st, 2013.

Located off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada, Fogo Island Arts was established in 2008. A residency-based contemporary art venue, Fogo Island Arts supports artistic research and production for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world. In addition to artist residencies, exhibitions and publications, Fogo Island Arts produces a series of think tank events called the Fogo Island Dialogues, held on Fogo Island and in other locations. All Fogo Island Arts initiatives are part of a social enterprise-based business model that supports the economic viability of the Fogo Island Inn and the growth of tourism on Fogo Island.

Fogo Island Arts Residencies provide opportunities for artists and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines to live and work on Fogo Island for periods ranging from three to six months. All artists-in-residence live in heritage houses and work in one of four offthe-grid studios designed by architect Todd Saunders. Situated at different locations around the island, the studios and artists’ homes help connect artists-in-residence with the day-to-day lives of the Island’s local communities.

Artists-in-residence often undertake collaborations with Island residents. Recent projects have included films made with the participation of Fogo Islanders, and international designers and local craftspeople working together to create furniture designs informed by Outport ways of life. In many cases, these initiatives are a source of income generation for artists, designers and the Island’s communities, helping to fulfill the social enterprise mission of the Shorefast Foundation and Fogo Island Arts.

For its 2013-14 residencies, Fogo Island Arts is seeking proposals from curators for projects carried out within the organization’s Education Program. Deadline: June 1st 2013, for residencies starting September 1st, 2013.

For more information contact: [email protected]
Fogo Island Arts
Highway 334 — Suite 100
P.O. Box 102 — JBS
Fogo Island, NL
A0G 2X0 Canada

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