ResidencyX is a platform for researching, developing, and implementing interactive programs and exhibitions.
ResidencyX is a live-work residency program providing qualified individuals time, space, and resources to carry out an individualized, interactive project that engages with both Flying Object’s community and physical space. ResidencyX intends to emphasize the importance of texts, documentation, and critical engagement with one’s own work as the principles that guide its exhibitions, publications, lectures, and performances.
Guidelines and Application Process — Please read carefully before applying
Please direct all questions related to ResidencyX to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Hadley, Massachusetts, and centrally situated in New England’s Connecticut River Valley, this residency is open to emerging and mid-career poets, writers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, performance artists, and multimedia artists. Functioning as a place for readings, performances, screenings, art exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and informal gatherings, Flying Object is able to provide residents and audiences with opportunities to experience and participate in unique approaches to a wide range of creative fields.
ResidencyX will be divided into two periods, fall and spring. The respective periods will be defined by a theme– the Fall 2014 period will focus on the theme of identity, while the Spring 2015 period will focus on memory. Although applicants are expected to consider the theme, they should not feel discouraged from applying because their project ideas do not explicitly address it.
Experimental MicroLibraries (EMLs) related to each period’s respective theme will be available to the public at Flying Object and as a bibliographies online. Residents will be encouraged to use items from these libraries as source material, as well as contribute and suggest items for inclusion.
Upon their arrival, accepted residents will receive up to $1,500 that can be used for project supplies and services, meals, vehicle rental and other expenses (excluding travel costs). Residency housing includes a fully-furnished bedroom, bathroom, living and dining room, kitchen, and studio. Supplemental funds (up to an additional $1,500) may be requested in the application and must be explained in detail.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. We are currently only accepting submissions for residencies that begin after January 1, 2015.
All applications must be submitted online. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
ResidencyX is welcome to artists from a broad array of fields and inquiries. Disciplines may include, but are not limited to: poetry, fiction, comics, literary nonfiction, visual art, architecture, design, music composition, performance, and film & video.
Residencies will be offered solely based on the quality and excellence of the applicant’s work; to that end, emerging as well as established artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age and older to be eligible.
Flying Object encourages applications from artists from the widest range of demographics and backgrounds. Flying Object does not not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, HIV status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
The ResidencyX nonrefundable application fee is $20. There are no other residency fees.
Applicants may request to live and work in the space for a maximum of 6 weeks. There is no minimum stay.
If selected, residents will, with the assistance of the Flying Object staff, begin developing their projects. During the period leading up to their residency, residents will be expected to work with Flying Object to develop a series of programs during their stay (for example: workshops, lectures, book discussions, presentations, performances, exhibitions, online features, or publications).
Applicants must note their preferred dates and duration of residency at Flying Object in their application.
Flying Object’s staff will coordinate the scheduling of each residency after final selections are made.
Applicants may request up to $1,500* that can be used for project supplies and services, meals, vehicle rental and other expenses. Travel costs may not included in the stipend request.
For example: A resident may request $1,500 for 3 weeks of residency, $500 for one week, $750 for one week, and so on. Any combination will be considered.
*Supplemental funds (up to an additional $1,500 or a maximum of $3,000) may be requested and must be explained in detail.
Flying Object welcomes collaborative pairs. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate collaborations that are larger than 2 individuals. A collaborating pair will be treated as a single “resident,” and as such, should submit a single application. Collaborators will be expected to share any stipend they receive as they see fit. Please email email@example.com for additional questions regarding collaborations.
Because ResidencyX expects its selected residents to interact with the space and community (through, for example, workshops, exhibitions, book discussions, or lectures), applicants are required to submit project proposals with their applications. The project proposal (along with work samples) is most important component of the application and should be carefully considered. Proposals should not exceed one page, and should address the following:
1. Relevant texts, video, audio, etc, that will be used in their research, project, and public programs.
2. How you plan to engage the public through programming while they are in residence. Additional engagement with audiences through the Flying Object website should also be suggested if applicable.*
*By making ResidencyX programs and facilities open to the public, Flying Object seeks to provide an environment wherein audiences are exposed to connections between art, education, cultural production and distribution, science, technology, politics, and so on. Programs should be designed to create an immersive, open, and interactive experience in order to foster dialogue among the residents and the public. Experimentation and community participation is encouraged, as well as diversity and hybridity between disciplines and mediums. The possibilities are limitless, but here are a few foundational suggestions:
- Lecture/seminar series
- Panel discussions
- Film screenings
- Music/dance performances
- Theatre performances
- Book clubs
3. How and with whom you intend to collaborate (if applicable).
4. How a culminating exhibition, if any, will reflect their project and time at Flying Object.
Flying Object encourages experimentation, and understands that projects may evolve or change during the project development period and residency.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED MATERIALS:
1. Work Samples (only those that relate to your project/discipline/interests are necessary for this application):
- Images: A single PDF slideshow with up to 15 images at 300 dpi.
- Text: A single PDF file with no more than 10 pages of text.
- Video: A pdf with URLs directing us to up to 3 videos that have been previously uploaded online (for example, to Vimeo or Youtube). Include a password if the videos are protected.
- Audio: Upload up to 15 minutes of audio (as mp3).
- Websites (personal or project-based)
2. Applicants should submit between 1 and 3 letters of recommendation.
Applicants who are accepted and have completed the residency program may not re-apply. Applicants who are not accepted are welcome to re-apply for later dates.
Flying Object ecourages applicants from all geographical locations and cultural backgrounds. Writers who work in a language other than English are welcome to apply if they can supply translations of the work as well as originals. Flying Object does not provide an interpreter for residents who speak no or little English.
All transportation related to ResidencyX is the responsibility of the resident. Reliable public transportation (and helpful people) are easily accessible from our facilities. Meals (besides those that are built into our schedule) are not provided at ResidencyX. Selected residents will be expected, in most cases, to provide their own linens. More detailed information on logistics will be sent to applicants who have been selected to participate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.