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The Center for Photography at Woodstock - Woodstock AIR 2020

The Center for Photography at Woodstock   /   Deadline: 01/27/20

CPW's one-of-a-kind Artist-in-Residence Program, Woodstock AIR, was created to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race and identity in the context of social justice.

CPW firmly believes that accessibility, representation and diversity are critical to contemporary discourse on photography. Pluralism and acceptance are needed in our society now more than ever. Purchasing a house with living and work space for CPW artists in 2017 was one of the biggest steps in the fulfillment of this vision since launching the Artist-in-Residence program in 1999.

ABOUT WOODSTOCK AIR:

CPW's Artist-in-Residence Program is open to US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators of color working in *any genre of* photography or related media; however, special consideration will also be given to artists or writers of any ethnicity/race whose work critically engages issues of diversity, race, and identity. Applicants may not be enrolled in a full time degree program during the same calendar year of the residency to which they are applying, with exception of PhD students. Former residents may not reapply, so that the program may continue to impact as many new artists as possible.

Artists-in-Residence (AIRs) are given access to facilities and financial, critical, and technical support. The drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday life – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity.

WOODSTOCK AIR encourages participants to pursue creative risk-taking in an environment rich in cultural resources. Working without distraction or interruption, participants focus intensely on their own work, continue works in progress, set goals for the future, and break new ground. Each year CPW offers seven studio residencies and one residency for a critic/scholar/curator. WOODSTOCK AI­R marks the first residency experience of over 65 percent of its participants. All proposals are welcomed.

The following artists were awarded residencies for 2019: Maha Alasaker (Brooklyn, NY), Lola Flash (New York, NY), Kei Ito (Baltimore, MD), Ervin A. Johnson (Chicago, IL), Vikesh Kapoor (Los Angeles, CA), Dionne Lee (Oakland, CA), Rachel Liu (San Jose, CA), Susana Raab (Washington, DC), and one Critical Studies Residency was awarded to Fayemi Shakur (Newark, NJ).

WOODSTOCK AIR was listed among the top 20 residency programs in the U.S. by Artinfo and one of the top residencies for photographers in the world by Format Magazine.

Residencies include:

four to six week creative work time without interruptions
accommodations with large studio at the Artist House located within walking distance from CPW and the center of Woodstock's business district
24/7 access to CPW's workspace facilities, including darkroom, digital lab (large format printers, flatbed and dedicated film scanners), and library
critical and technical support
$2,000 honorarium
exhibition and related opportunities
Established in 1999, WOODSTOCK AIR has been made possible in part with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, Phillip & Edith Leonian Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation, the Gunk Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joy of Giving Something Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and individuals. Special thanks are given to NYSCA and Arts Mid-Hudson for grants to update the digital lab and darkroom.

Location

The Center for Photography at Woodstock59 Tinker StreetWoodstock, NY 12498

Fees

15

Eligibility

CPW's Artist-in-Residence Program is open to US-based artists and critics/scholars/curators of color working in *any genre of* photography or related media; however, special consideration will also be given to artists or writers of any ethnicity/race whose work critically engages issues of diversity, race, and identity. Applicants may not be enrolled in a full time degree program during the same calendar year of the residency to which they are applying, with exception of PhD students. Former residents may not reapply, so that the program may continue to impact as many new artists as possible.

Requirements

All applicants must submit online: https://cpw.submittable.com/submit/153269/the-center-for-photography-at-woodstock-woodstock-air-2020

Awards

Eight artist residencies and one residency for critics/scholars/curators are awarded every year.

Evaluation Criteria

All submissions are juried by a panel of industry experts. Emphasis is on the quality and strength of the artwork submitted.

Contact Information

Jan Nagle
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498

P: 845-679-9957
W: cpw.org
E: info@cpw.org

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