The Dupont Underground Workspace Residency Program (DUWR) provides selected artists the opportunity to create a unique project or body of work in a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, centrally located space in the United States capital.
Dupont Underground is now accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2017.
Artists are selected for the program by the strength of their original proposal to create a project or body of work that provokes, excites, or delights, and is aligned with Dupont Underground’s mission to promote new ways of seeing and understanding our world. The end product of the residency will be exhibited to the public at the conclusion of each term.
Terms of the Residency:
The Dupont Underground Workspace Residency Program engages selected arts practitioners for a five-month period in which they can develop a specific project or body of work within the DU’s 14000ft2 East Platform. The Fall/Winter term begins on November 1st and concludes on March 31st. The Spring/Summer term begins on May 1st and concludes on September 31st.
The residency is designed to allow the artists and the project to develop. Artists will receive feedback from the program directors, the other participants in the program, the public, and visiting professionals in the arts and academia. Projects may develop in new directions over the course of the residency and participants should expect to be challenged along the way to push their projects conceptually, formally, and in scale and scope. Artists have full-time access to the DU for the duration of their term, concluding with an exhibition of the completed projects. The exhibition will run the final month of the term.
The Selection Process:
Dupont Underground will select two to six artists per residency period. DU will consider proposals from artists, designers and performers, across the visual, plastic, time-based, and performing arts. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups and collaboratives not exceeding eight members. Dupont Underground is especially interested in fostering work that breaks the conventional bounds of the artistic disciplines. Cross-disciplinary practitioners and projects will be given the highest priority in the selection process.
The DUWR is open to artists from around the world. There is currently no funding attached to the residency; artists who are not local will need to provide their own room, board, and travel. Dupont Underground will partner with other cultural organizations to help procure funding for specific artists as the opportunity arises.
The Dupont Underground will provide the selected artists with space, time, electricity, use of the DU organization identity, and fundraising support.
Selected artists may use the Dupont Underground name and visual identity to promote and fundraise for their project. Dupont Underground will work with artists to disseminate information about their project on the DU website and social media channels. Beyond these commitments, finances, tools, equipment, materials, labor and other assets needed to complete the project are the responsibility of the selected participants.
To find out more, click on the DUWR BRIEF, to apply, click APPLY below. To contact the Dupont Underground email us at firstname.lastname@example.org