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Crosstown Arts 2019 Residencies (Memphis, TN)

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Call to artists for the multidisciplinary artist residency program at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Tennessee.  Residencies are offered to visiting and Memphis-based visual and performing artists working in any creative discipline as well as filmmakers, musicians, and writers in all genres.

Residencies include private studio workspace with meals provided six days a week. These live/work residencies include a private bedroom/bathroom adjacent to a common living area and a shared kitchen for all residents. Family housing options are available, as well as accessible housing for residents with disabilities.  Each residency is offered at no cost to participants. Residents responsible to cover their own studio materials and travel expenses to and from Memphis.

Those 21 years of age or older are welcome to apply. There are no specific project requirements for accepted residents who are encouraged to experiment and explore new ideas or further develop current work already in process.

Residents are provided with on-site access to Crosstown Arts’ shared art-making workspace with a range of analog and digital fabrication and production resources, including multiple CNC/laser cutters, a woodshop, a Mac-based computer lab, a large-format digital printing service, a small recording studio, a silkscreen/print shop, and individual editing bays for video/audio production.

All residents are asked to participate in a limited number of public engagement activities while in Memphis such as an informal artist talk or public performance/project, open studio event, or exhibition.

Crosstown Arts (501c3) was founded in 2010. The renovation of Crosstown Concourse recently completed a one-million-square-foot former Sears & Roebuck distribution warehouse. The Concourse building is now home to Crosstown Arts’ contemporary art center that includes the artist residency program, multiple galleries, large-scale exhibition/installation spaces, screening rooms, and a listening room dedicated to live music performance. Crosstown Arts also operates an after-school program, a community-organized exhibition/performance venue, a café, and bar. A 425-seat black box performing arts theater is currently under construction on-site and scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

Crosstown Concourse is also home to a major health and wellness initiative, including a walk-in clinic for the uninsured and a fitness facility inside the building, both available to participants in Crosstown Arts’ residency program. A variety of restaurants are located in the Concourse building, as well as a grocery store, coffee shop, juice bar, pharmacy, and other commercial, retail, and residential tenants.

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