As a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (where I received my BFA in painting), I am extremely excited to have been accepted into two international artist residency programs, which I'll be participating in this coming winter.
I've been invited to Leipzig, Germany, by the Leipzig International Art Programme, a non-profit program supported by the Department for Education for European and International Cooperation, and the Department of Culture, Leipzig. The LIA supports local and international artists by providing them with studio space, visiting artists, critiques and exhibition opportunities. I'll be living and working in Leipzig for 6 weeks beginning November, 2013.
In February of 2014, I'll travel to Belalcázar, Spain, as a resident of La Fragua, or in English "The Forge". La Fragua is housed in the medieval Convent of Santa Clara, which has been converted into a multi-use space for the production, study and exhibition of art. As well as visual art, La Fragua offers residencies in dance, theater, design, film, curating, research, media art, literature, music, photography, performing art, sculpture, stone carving, textile and woodcraft.
While in Germany and Spain, I'll create a series of work that explores the history of place, both personal and shared. This work will be inspired by the architecture of Eastern Germany and Southern Spain, areas where architecture and city planning serve as incredible physical documents of social history. This body of work will explore how public space is a container for memory, both collective and personal, both designed and happenstance.
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Each of these programs has a fee, which covers the cost of housing, studio space, access to facilities, artist visits and exhibitions. (La Fragua's fee also provides me with a bicycle!)
LIA's fee for 6 weeks is €1,650, which translates to about $2200 U.S. dollars. La Fragua's fee for 4 weeks is €660 euro, roughly $900.
This puts the total amount in residency fees at a little over $3,000.
I've been awarded a Naomi Winston Grant through the Society of Arts & Letters, which will put $1,000 directly towards residency fees, leaving the remaining cost at about $2,000. I am able to cover my living and travel expenses with money I've saved, but I still need to raise the last $2,000 to cover to cost of the residencies …
I have 30 days to raise $2000!
All or nothing!
Deep heartfelt gratitude & love
♥ Jordan P. ♥
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I will try to ship all purchases as soon as possible. I hope to ship any already-made artwork before I leave for Germany in November. Anything made in Europe will be shipped from Europe. If it's not possible to get everything mailed out before I leave the States, your purchase will be mailed when I return in March, 2014. Thank you for your patience and understanding while I shuffle my belongings around the globe!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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