Flint and Steel are six week residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists will be united with Tulane and Xavier University faculty members to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to fuel social change. Addressing the artists' desire to be more effective and have longer lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations will empower the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic resources. We ask artists to describe in detail how the opportunity will affect their work, to identify potential fields or departmental partners, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.
A full description including all important dates and the application for our Flint and Steel residencies can be found here (pdf) or here (MS Word). Letters of Interest (LOI) due February 15, 2016. Finalists will be notified by email by March 11, 2016. Full proposals are due May 6, 2016 and residencies will be awarded by May 27, 2016.
These residencies are supported in part thanks to generous support of the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research. Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.