New York Arts Practicum, call for applications summer 2013
Applications are being accepted for the 2013 New York Arts Practicum, a summer arts institute for current students and recent graduates to learn experientially in order to bridge their lives as art students into lives as practicing artists. Participants complete apprenticeships with mentor artists, produce work for critique without access to their institutional facilities, and learn about contemporary practices through site visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums.
The eight-week intensive program offers participants a supported environment to experience the challenges of life as an artist, seeing the many different ways one can be an artist today. Mentees apprentice in their mentor’s studio two to three days per week, meet Tuesday evenings for a critique seminar, and convene Fridays for site visits in artist studios, galleries, and museums. Past participants called the experience demystifying, life changing, and an inspirational reality check.
By working with an artist on a day-to-day basis, participants gain a view of their near futures as artists, learning models for negotiating a creative life outside of school. Mentors for 2013 include Chloë Bass,Brendan Fernandes, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Pablo Helguera, David Horvitz, Marisa Jahn/REV-, Jen Liu, Josh McPhee/Interference Archive, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, Andrew Norman Wilson, andCaroline Woolard.
Critique is structured to develop strategies for creating work without institutional studio facilities. Practicum mentors lead seminars on their work, or related topics. Last year several seminars leaders shared intimate views into their in-progress work, with a focus on process, while others created specific events for their seminar.
Program Director Michael Mandiberg guides site visits to artist studios, galleries, and museums, many of which include conversations with curators and gallerists. The photo above is from a visit to Brody Condon’s studio.
Past mentors and site visits:
In the inaugural year, Steve Lambert, Jen Liu, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, and Caroline Woolard were guest critics. Sara Greenberger Raffery, David Horvtiz, Eva and Franco Mattes, Trevor Paglen, Penelope Umbrico and The Yes Men led seminars. Site visits took place with artists Brody Condon, Pablo Helguera,Marisa Jahn, Kristin Lucas, Jill Magid, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Joe McKay, Lize Mogel, Graham Parker, William Powhida, Mark Tribe, Kevin Zucker, and Stephanie Pereira at Kickstarter and with curators such as Amanda McDonald Crowley, Risa Needleman of Invisible Exports, Steve Sacks at Bitforms,Magda Sawon at Postmasters and Artie Vierkant at Stadium. Visits included galleries from Chelsea to Bushwick, Dia Beacon, MoMA and the Met.
Chloë Bass is learning how to telescope space (and/or place)
Brendan Fernandes is making a video about a conversation between two elephants
Sara Greenberger Rafferty is working on books and multiples
Pablo Helguera is making work for a solo show in New York City, and several biennials
David Horvitz is working on a lot of things. A lot.
Marisa Jahn/REV- are sharing lullabies and curating videos on pirated DVDs
Jen Liu is interested in ideas
Josh McPhee/Interference Archive are looking for detail-oriented political graphics lovers
Brad Troemel will be Jogging and keeping shop on Etsy
Penelope Umbrico is completing a number of projects and developing new ones
Andrew Norman Wilson will continue to explore globalization through its forms and flows
Caroline Woolard will be running a radical cafe about non-monetary exchange at MoMA
For full descriptions are located here.
The eight-week New York Arts Practicum runs from June 10th to August 2nd, 2013. The application deadline is March 1st, 2013.
Participants earn academic credit through arrangements with their home institutions.