• By Nan Larosee
  • Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Introducing the Forsyth County Public Library Artist-in-Residence program

2022 Artist in Residence Program at Forsyth County Public Library

The Forsyth County Public Library invites emerging and established artists in the Forsyth County area to apply for the inaugural FCPL Artist-in-Residence program at Central Library. We are looking for artists in all creative disciplines to share their creative process with the community through time spent onsite at each of the Forsyth County Public Library’s 10 locations, collaborating with library staff to provide educational programs or discussions and culminating in a final project to be presented at Central Library. Central Library is a state-of-the-art facility which includes a studio makerspace, an art gallery, a sound editing studio and a 280-seat auditorium with drop down screen and sound system, situated on a beautiful campus with a grass lawn and reading garden in downtown Winston-Salem.

The residency would be for 7 months, beginning November 2022. It will include a stipend, with programming supplies provided by the Library and its partners. The stipend may be determined by the number of participating artists selected.

Artist in Residence Timeline

June – August 31st: Announcement of FCPL AIR application
Wednesday, August 31st: Application deadline
September 2022: Committee Review of Application
Monday, October 10th: FCPL and its partners will announce the recipient(s)
Monday, November 7th: Start of residency
November 2022 – May 2023: One class/workshop/demonstration each month PLUS weekly studio time spent at any of the 10 Forsyth County Public Library locations.
Friday, June 2nd: Residency ends (closing weekend celebration)

Expectations

One class/workshop/demonstration each month between November 2022 and May 2023 month PLUS weekly studio time spent at any of the 10 Forsyth County Public Library locations. As this project is being viewed as a partnership between selected artists and the Library, the artist(s) may also have opportunities to further engage with staff in support of other customer facing Library projects. The nature of the artist's work will influence the direction of the residency. The 2022-23 residency will culminate in a final public exhibit/presentation/performance.

Who is eligible?
Artists in Forsyth County and surrounding areas working in visual, performance, writing or interdisciplinary media. Must be 21 years of age and not currently enrolled in an undergraduate art or creative program. Are you interested? Submit your information using the form below. Please note materials requested and the instructions for submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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