2017 Artist Fellowship Program
The Goetemann Artist Residency is pleased to announce a call to artists for its new Fellowship Program. Beginning in 2017, one artist, chosen from a juried group of candidates, will create a short term site specific installation in response to a topic chosen by our committee.
This topic will directly relate to concerns of the greater Gloucester/Cape Ann community in areas of politics, environmental policy and/or social change.
The artist will be given a one month, rent free live/work accommodation on the Rocky Neck in Gloucester, Ma., within close walking distance to the installation site.
This year the committee has chosen to partner with Ocean Alliance www.whale.org.
The Committee places exceptional value on the the year-round work performed by the Alliance. Their continuing efforts to protect existing whale populations while educating the public about the fragility of our oceans resonates with the entire world.
As stated on their website;
Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, and was founded in 1971.
The Goetemann Artist Residency Committee requests that applicants interpret and respond, though their chosen medium, to the mission statement of Ocean Alliance.
The installation site measures 30 x40’ and sits on the windswept Gloucester waterfront in the gravel parking lot of the Ocean Alliance facility.
Highly visible to passing fishing ships, sailing, and recreational boats, the site also provides free public access for tourists and visitors on foot or by car.
The artist will be given open access to the site.
Applications will be accepted on line at Smarter Entry through March 15 (extended from March 1) for the 2017 summer fellowship. Guidelines for Submission: The Fellowship Artist Program
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