Tough Art Artist Residency Program sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2012. This program seeks to connect artists from across the spectrum of all the arts to the resources and visitors at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Selected artists will have time to generate and implement interactive, immersive and/or collaborative projects and connect the art making process to the larger museum context and the museum visitor. Artists will create an entirely new piece to be incorporated into the museum with direct impact on the visitor experience.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a very public place and art within a children’s museum occupies a unique niche of public art. Artists with demonstrated capabilities for working on immersive, collaborative, interactive, and/or performance art works are encouraged to apply. The program is intended to support emerging artists in their development, although mid-career and established artists are eligible. Out-of-town residents also receive air / ground transportation to and from Pittsburgh and housing. The residency occurs from June through early -September. An exhibition of the works resulting from the program opens in September and runs through early January 2013.
Deadline for submission of application materials is March 16, 2012.
Click here for a link to the prospectus