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CALL FOR FALL 2019/ SPRING 2020
PES ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
DEADLINE: Friday, January 11th, 2019

The PES AIR Program is an annual initiative that invites four visual or multidisciplinary artists to Newark, NJ, to create work around social impact. The mission of the program is multifaceted and is intended to benefit both artists-in-residence and a larger audience or public. First and foremost, the program is put in place to support artists both through introduction of new conceptual material and through engagement with new audiences. Within this aim, the program strives to create a symbiotic relationship between the artist and audience as a conduit for new artistic practice and intervention. The program’s final mission is to expose and encourage social discourses and narratives that are often overlooked or uncomfortable. The PES AIR program includes the following:

The PES AIR program includes the following:

Studio Space, Resources, and Support: Each resident is provided with a heavily amenitized studio space and resources for one year (3D printing facility, material support, studio visits from critics, collectors, and curators, etc.). He/She/They are in place to provide artists with support to realize new avenues within their existing practices.

- Solo Exhibition: At the end of the residency cycle, artists present a solo exhibition of work in the main gallery space. These exhibitions are collaboratively curated between the artist and the Project For Empty Spaces directors throughout the residency. The presentation of work in the main gallery gives artists visibility for an audience beyond that of the typical ‘commercial’ art space.

Past Artist in Residence include: Nina Chanel Abney, Derrick Adams, David Antonio Cruz, jc lenochan, Richard Hart, jaret vadera, Wardell Milan, Shoshanna Weinberger, and Delano Dunn. Current Artists in Residence for 2018 include: Kambui Olujimi, Amy Khoshbin, and Victoria-Idongesit Udondian. To learn more about the program and past AIRs, please visit our website.

How to Apply
Submissions for the 2019 PES Artists in Residence Program are now being accepted through Submittable with a $35 fee. Submission fees will go directly to support the residency programs covering costs such as work space, exhibitions, and resources. Reviewers are happy to provide feedback to artists who request it.  

Applicants must be 18 and over and reside in the NJ/NYC area (housing is not provided.)

Deadline for entries: January 11th, 5pm. Selected Artists in Residence will be announced by the end of January 2019. The residency will commence summer of 2019.


 
 
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CALL FOR FEMINISTS IN RESIDENCE
DEADLINE: December 7th, 2018

PES Feminist Incubator Program is a series of short-term residencies, happenings, conversations, performances, and public discourses focusing on the empowerment and freedom of women. The inaugural incubator (January - June, 2017) was a response prompted by mainstream attention to what has become a normalized climate of hyper-misogyny, rape culture, and dehumanization of women, and women of color. The Feminist Incubator is a means of cultivating productive and critical intersectional dialogue and is a response to violence against humanity. PES Feminist Incubator Program is now a permanent fixture in our calendar, which will provide ongoing opportunities to female identified artists.

Project for Empty Space Call for Feminists in Residence.  FIR’s are awarded a short term residency (January - March, 2019) that provides workspace for four female-identifying artists who are addressing issues of safety, ownership, and agency. This program is open to individuals working across all creative disciplines (writing, visual arts, performance, photography, music, poetry, etc.).  Selected artists will have unlimited access to Project For Empty Space co-working studio space, tools and resources through our partners, and our growing feminist library. The residency will conclude with an exhibition in the PES gallery space.


Past Exhibiting and FIR Artists include: Zoe Buckman, Hiba Schahbaz, Michele Pred, Angela Fraleigh, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Marilyn Narota, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Rosary Solimanto, Camille Lee, Chaya Babu, Christen Clifford, and Katherine Toukhy. To learn more about the program and past FIRs, please visit our website.

How to Apply
Submissions for the GRAB BACK: Feminists in Residence are now being accepted through December 7, 2018. Submittable with a $15 application fee. Submission fees will go directly to support the residency programs covering costs such as work space, exhibitions, and resources. Reviewers are happy to provide feedback to artists who request it.

Applicants must be 18 and over and reside in the NJ/NYC area (housing is not provided.)

Deadline for entries: December 7th, 2018.  Selected Feminists in Residence will be announced December 14th, 2018. The residency will commence January 2019 - March 2019.


 
 
 

OPEN CALL: VENDORS & CONSIGNMENT ARTISTS

We hand select local artists and creative businesses to sell handmade, original merchandise in a curated shopping experience. We are looking for  unique, special gifts and holiday fare. If you are a local artist and/or craftsperson that makes specialty items please fill out the form on our website (link below) and let us know about your work! Past participants have included handmade organic body care products, silkscreened T-shirts and totebags, hand stitched teddybears, handmade knit and crochet items, custom wreaths, ceramic vases, terrariums, handmade custom jewelry, ornaments, local bakery items, and more! 

Click Here for more information.

Deadline: Monday, November 19th. Click here to apply!

 

 

Internship OpportunitY 

Internship Opportunity | Project For Empty Space/PES Studios is offering 3 Internships

Open to upperclassmen (juniors and seniors), M.A. students and Ph.D. candidates for credit only. For students interested in visual art production, arts administration, registrar tasks, collections management, art handling and general gallery administration.

Duties Include:
- Assist with curatorial projects and programming
- Planning and preparation for exhibitions
- Work with current PES artists-in-residence
- Artist research and documentation
- Interacting with the public in front of gallery

Benefits Include:
- Opportunity to interface with  artists-in-residence
- Utilize facilities within a total of 30,000 square feet including 60 art studios/workspaces
- Interact with gallery clients, curators, critics, and creative professionals
- Develop understanding of non-profit gallery fundamentals
- Cultivate relationships with artists and art professionals

Details:
Duration: Selected interns will assist 1-3 days per week for the duration of internship.

Requirements:
Candidates are required to have a basic grasp of art and art history, as well as strong research, writing, and editing skills. Knowledge and/or experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is not required, but is a plus.

Compensation: Interns who complete the internship will receive school credit.

Application: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@projectforemptyspace.org