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RU Opportunities is a free online listing service that delivers up-to-date information about residencies for artists around the globe.
RU Opportunities is a free online listing service that delivers up-to-date information about residencies for artists around the globe.
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RU Opportunities - An Essential Resource for Art Residencies

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What is RU? An organization that feverishly supports artists.

Residency Unlimited (RU) is a non-profit arts organization that fosters customized residencies for local and international artists and curators in New York City.

What is RU Opportunities?

When we started RU six years ago, we created an entire section on our website devoted to the publishing of open calls for artists residencies worldwide. Today, we have more than 600 registered cultural organizations publishing their programs and we get over 150,000 page-views per month from all corners of the world.

As an online resource, RU Opportunities provides artists with specifics on residency programs such as how to apply, eligibility and guidelines, costs or financial support, and other important details.

We have created a tool that allows you to:

  • Search open calls by term or with filters like country and discipline.
  • View listings with a description and link to the program's website for those who seek to apply.
  • Sign-up for our weekly email digest of latest opportunities delivered every Monday morning.
  • Arts organizations can register an account, set up their profiles and start posting open calls for free.
  • Each organization has an individual profile page where artists can see which open calls are active and which have past.

See the service in action here: http://residencyunlimited.org/opportunities/

We have been running RU Opportunities since 2009 as a free service.

The goal of this Kickstarter is to further enhance the publishing system, make it a stronger tool for artists and organizations by adding new features and continuously updating the system.

Here are the features your support will fund:

  • Better search system: filtering results for visitors to seek opportunities with more defined parameters like regions, disciplines and cost.
  • Maps: Stronger geo-location for organizations with a map showing all the residencies around the globe.
  • Calendar Integration: Implement a new and improved calendar system to alert users about residency deadlines.
  • Detailed Social Media Output: Re-coding our feeds to better display opportunities on platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

If we exceed our campaign goal, we will start developing the following features by the end of summer 2016!

Artists Accounts: Enable artists to create personal accounts where they can “favorite”programs, receive pinpointed notifications, and provide feedback on their experiences.

With your support, we want RU Opportunities to be an essential tool for the world wide arts community and link artists to organizations in order to expand and nourish their creative practices.

CHECK OUT OUR REWARD DETAILS:

Pledge $5:

$5 Thank You!
$5 Thank You!

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Pledge $10:
get an exclusive Art-Dates Calendar emailed to your inbox! Art-Dates are Downloadable iCalendars pre-loaded with deadlines and information about the best artist residencies in the US and abroad.

$10 Art-Dates Calendar
$10 Art-Dates Calendar

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Pledge $20: "RU WITH US" TOTE BAG

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Pledge $35: THE PLAYERS

RU's Special Limited Edition Deck of Playing Cards - Containing 52 images from past RU Artists in Residence.

$35: THE RU DECK OF CARDS!
$35: THE RU DECK OF CARDS!

_______________________________                                           Pledge $90 : CRITICAL FEEDBACK

One hour consultation meeting at Residency Unlimited with staff/curatorial team to look at your practice and discuss your projects. (schedules to be determined)

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Pledge $100: Artist Prints, Limited Editions.

BY LUCY MUNGER - SUNDAY

Limited edition digital print by former RU Resident, Lucy Munger, from her stop animation series. 8.5"x11", signed by the artist.
http://www.lucymunger.com/

SUNDAY - LUCY MUNGER 8.5"x11"
SUNDAY - LUCY MUNGER 8.5"x11"

BY PATRICK ROWE - MESSAGE FROM CORONA PLAZA

Limited edition digital print by former RU Resident, Patrick Rowe, 2013-2014 Mobile Print Power - Prints created in collaboration with the public in Corona Plaza, Queens. 8.5"x10", signed by the artist.
http://www.patrickroweonpaper.com/p/

MESSAGE FROM CORONA PLAZA - PATRICK ROWE, 8.5"x10"
MESSAGE FROM CORONA PLAZA - PATRICK ROWE, 8.5"x10"

BY DAVID HELBICH - NYC SOLUTIONS

Limited edition digital print by current RU Resident, David Helbich, inspired by his series Belgian Solutions. 8,5"x 8,5", signed by the artist.
http://davidhelbich.blogspot.com/

NYC SOLUTIONS - DAVID HELBICH, 8,5''x8,5''
NYC SOLUTIONS - DAVID HELBICH, 8,5''x8,5''

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Pledge $200: FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS FOLLOW-UPS!

Residency programs will be featured on RU Opportunities for an entire year! This includes highlighting open calls, sending out regular reminders for deadlines, and showcasing the program on the website and social media platforms

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Pledge $250: RU FIELD TRIPS!

Join RU's monthly guided field trips with current RU Residents to discover NYC institutions, museums, exhibits, galleries and more. There are 10 organized tours throughout 2016.

http://residencyunlimited.org/process/

$250: JOIN RU's FIELD TRIPS!
$250: JOIN RU's FIELD TRIPS!

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Pledge $1000: FREE Enterprise-level Submittable account for one year, a $2,200 value.

Accept, review, and manage residency applications, manuscripts, films, audio, and entries. Trusted by over 10,000 organizations, including schools, grants, nonprofits, residencies & accelerators.

Streamline your entire online application process.

With Submittable you can:
● Build a custom form and embed it into your website
● Receive submissions in one secure place
● Review content and collaborate with your team

Run as many calls as you like for no additional charge, and no per-application fee.*

Learn more at Submittable.com

*A payment processing fee of $0.99 + 5% applies if you opt to use our integrated payment processor to take submission fees for open calls.

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Pledge $1,500: SUPPORT AN ARTIST FOR 1 MONTH

Give an artist the opportunity to spend 1 month in the RU Residency program. Our Residency program facilitates connections in and outside the art world, offer hands-on production and technical assistance, and professional development opportunities.

http://residencyunlimited.org/guidelines/

SUPPORT AN ARTIST FOR 1 MONTH !
SUPPORT AN ARTIST FOR 1 MONTH !

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Pledge $3,000: RE-NAME THE SERVICE!!!

We admit that "RU Opportunities" is a service name that is pretty generic. We are offering the chance to rename the entire operation to whatever it is you like for 6 months! (No hatred; violence; racism; sexual, or profane terms permitted)

Be our sponsor for a year!

$3000: RE-NAME THE SERVICE
$3000: RE-NAME THE SERVICE

Risks and challenges

The challenge has been to maintain the service free of cost for the last 6 years and to continue to keep it that way.

RISK:
RU Opportunities has been running since 2009, consistently providing information on residency programs from around the world. If we don’t make our fundraising goals, the service will continue to exist.

CHALLENGE:
We have a very strong online audience and our primary challenge is to activate the support from both artists and organizations who regularly consult and use RU Opportunities.

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    THANKSIES

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    STAY IN THE LOOP w/ ART DATES

    Get an exclusive Art-Dates .ics file emailed to your inbox! Art-Dates are Downloadable iCalendars pre-loaded with deadlines and information about the best residencies in the US and abroad. See http://www.art-dates.com/

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    THE PLAYERS

    RU's Special Limited Edition Deck of Playing Cards - Containing 52 images from past RU Artists in Residence.

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    THE TOTE / PLAYER COMBO

    RU WITH US Tote bag containing RU's Special Limited Edition Deck of Playing Cards - 52 images from past RU Artists in Residence.

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    THE TOTE / PLAYER / ART DATES COMBO

    RU WITH US Tote bag containing RU's Special Limited Edition Deck of Playing Cards - 52 images from past RU Artists in Residence AND an Art-Dates ics file

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    CRITICAL FEEDBACK

    One hour consultation meeting at Residency Unlimited with staff/curatorial team to look at your practice and discuss your projects. (schedules to be determined)

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    SUNDAY - LUCY MUNGER

    Limited edition digital print by former RU Resident, Lucy Munger, from her stop animation series. 8.5"x11", signed by the artist.

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    MESSAGE FROM CORONA PLAZA - PATRICK ROWE

    Limited edition digital print by former RU Resident, Patrick Rowe, 2013-2014
    Mobile Print Power - Prints created in collaboration with the public in Corona Plaza, Queens. 8.5"x10", signed by the artist.

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    NYC SOLUTIONS - DAVID HELBICH

    Limited edition digital print by current RU Resident, David Helbich, inspired by his series "Belgian Solutions". 8,5"x 8,5", signed by the artist.

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    FEATURED ORGANIZATION FOLLOW-UPS!

    Residency programs will be featured on RU Opportunities for an entire year! This includes highlighting open calls, sending out regular reminders for deadlines, and showcasing the program on the website and social media platforms.

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    RU FIELD TRIPS!
    Join RU's monthly guided field trips with current RU Residents to discover NYC institutions, museums, exhibits, galleries and more. There are 10 organized tours through out 2016.

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    SUPPORT AN ARTIST FOR 1 MONTH !

    Give an artist the opportunity to spend 1 month in the RU Residency program.

    Our Residency program facilitates connections in and outside the art world, offer hands-on production and technical assistance, and professional development opportunities.

    http://residencyunlimited.org/guidelines/

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    RE-NAME THE SERVICE!!

    We admit that "RU Opportunities" is a service name that is pretty generic.

    We are offering the chance to rename the entire operation to whatever it is you like for 6 months!

    (No hatred; violence; racism; sexual, or profane terms permitted)

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    FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS:

    FREE Enterprise-level Submittable account for one year, a $2,200 value

    Accept, review, and manage residency applications, manuscripts, films, audio, and entries. Trusted by over 10,000 organizations, including schools, grants, nonprofits, residencies & accelerators.

    scroll down project description for details!

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