ArtsEdge Residencies

Posted by on July 28, 2008

*ArtsEdge Residencies*

The Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design (at the University of Pennsylvania) are pleased to announce ArtsEdge, a new collaborative residency project to encourage the careers of emergent writers and artists.

Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House and the Fine Arts Department will subsidize the rent of a shared live/work space near Penn’s campus for an emergent writer and artist. ArtsEdge aims to support the creative work of young artists and writers, create a live/work environment that will inspire interdisciplinary exploration, and enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers and artists to live and work here.

Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each writer/artist, shared living space, and close affiliation with the writing and artistic communities at Penn. During the course of their residencies, writers and artists will be encouraged to develop at least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one course at Penn in the spring semester.

Terms: artist and writer will each pay $500 (+ electric) per month; rent will include shared living space, private work space, and all other utilities. Writers House and Fine Arts Department will subsidize remaining rent.

To apply: send letter of interest, bio or artist statement, and portfolio (10 pages of written work or 20 images minimum (PDFs, PPTs, CDs, DVDs are all acceptable) to <>. Please include personal contact information and the names and contact information of at least two professional references. If you would like to be considered for a course, please also submit a brief description of your teaching experience or qualifications.

Submissions may be made electronically, or sent to:

ArtsEdge Residency
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Application deadline: August 8, 2008.
Project start date/move-in: October 1, 2008.

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