Youth Residencies & Programs: Good Sports photography

Application Deadlines for Good Sports Youth Photography project! AiR Program are currently closed and applications are no longer being accepted.

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Good Sports Program Guidelines 2013

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THEMED DIGITAL PHOTO-BASED PROJECT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND YOUTH COLLABORATION

Good Sports Program Guidelines 2013
Apply online (above) or Good Sports! printable pdf Application Form

JULY 2 – AUGUST 30, 2013 (8 WEEK RESIDENCY)
Application Deadline May 30, 2013

BC-Winter-Games_web150Sponsored by the Greater Vernon BC Winter Games Legacy Fund, Good Sports is a digital photo-based themed residency which involves working collaboratively with 5 youths from the Greater Vernon community. Applicants must agree to have a criminal records check for working with youths.

The youths will be supplied with a digital camera that they may keep upon successful completion of the project. The artist is expected to have their own equipment.

Important to the project is the viewpoint of the individual youths involved – what is their perspective? How do they perceive their involvement in sport and culture in their community? The final work will be accompanied by a written statement from the mentoring artist and the youths, and will celebrate both art and sports as life-affirming and lifelong activities, focussing on all aspects of sports in our community: from the overall health benefits, to the joy, pain, sacrifice and gain that physical activity can provide.

Open to any regional artist (no accommodation is provided) whose primary work is photo-based. Applicants must supply their own transportation. Consideration may be given to artists applying non-locally if they already have accommodation in the community with friends or family.

Artists are responsible for their own transportation, food and supplies.

APPLICATION PROCESS

DATES/DEADLINES:

July 2 – August 30, 2013 – Application Deadline May 30, 2013

Apply Online or
Alternately, by regular mail: This form can be downloaded off the website in pdf format. Mail to:
Caetani Cultural Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, B.C., CANADA
V1T 4L4          1-250-275-1525
Please contact the Caetani Cultural Centre if you experience any difficulty.

SELECTION OF APPLICANTS

A selection committee will review and select candidates for the program.

Sponsored Artist Support: A $1200 stipend is available for the Good Sports residency, to facilitate working with the youths. The artist is expected to spend one afternoon or approximately 3 – 4 hours per week working directly with the youths to provide guidance, positive critical feedback, and technical support. The artist will be expected to put in additional time at the end of the project for the compilation and final installation of the completed artwork(s) in a public facility. Staff support is available through the Caetani Centre.

Artist Purchase Award: $1000 for a completed artwork to be installed at a public sports facility in Greater Vernon (Please see specific details below)

The Good Sports! Project involves completing and installing a finished work of art in a public sports facility location in Greater Vernon area, alongside the collaborative piece created by Greater Vernon Youths.

Installation Site to be determined and selected through working in conjunction with Greater Vernon Parks, Recreation and Culture.

Please see Project Overview for more information.

Residential Accommodation: There is no actual residency component or residence provided for the Good Sports! Program

Open to any regional artist whose primary work is photo-based. Applicants must supply their own transportation. Consideration may be given to artists applying non-locally if they already have accommodation in the community with friends or family.

Studio Space: Studio workspace is included and will be provided by the Caetani Cultural Centre. Currently the Ninfa Studio is available, located on the grounds of the House and Centre, off the Courtyard.

The Ninfa studio

The Ninfa studio is located off the Courtyard

Ninfa Studio Measurements:

  • Footprint: approximately 12′ x 14′
  • Ceiling Height: 7′-4″
  • Access to Internet
  • Tub Sink, access to water and washrooms

PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS

Working with 5 -10 at-risk or disadvantaged youths from the Greater Vernon community, the Caetani Cultural Centre will engage a photographic artist to mentor these youths for one afternoon per week (3 – 4 hours/week, July & August) in a project which focusses on creating a digital photo-documentary and/or experimental digital photo-based sports themed collaborative work. Some staff support will be provided.

We are looking for youths who may need a creative outlet due to their own life circumstances, to hopefully offer them an alternative activity, perhaps even leading to a lifelong hobby or in some cases a professional career choice they may not have considered or realized was open to them.

Important to the project is the viewpoint of the individual youths involved – what is their perspective? How do they perceive their involvement in sport and culture in their community?

The final work(s) will be accompanied by a written statement from the mentoring artist and youths, and will celebrate sports as a life-affirming and lifelong activity, focussing on all aspects of sports in our community: from the overall health benefits, to the joy, pain, sacrifice and gain that physical activity can provide.

The mentoring artist is required to submit a portfolio, either uploaded digitally on-line, or by mail, of their current or relevant work for final consideration.

BC-Winter-Games_web150GOOD SPORTS! AiR is made possible with Support from the Greater Vernon BC Winter Games Legacy Fund – Thank You!

 

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