As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
Artists have access to studios from 7:00 AM. to 11:00 PM and are provided with on-campus living quarters and a small, shared kitchen. Artists are responsible for their meals.
Artists donate 1 piece to the college at the end of the residency. This will become the colleges' permanent collections. They will be used as a teaching tool as well as to enrich the culture on campus.
Resident artists participate in Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, an art history course offered to students during the summer residency. Artists are asked to devote three hours of a mutually agreed upon time to discussions about their own artistic practice with students enrolled in this course. The course focuses on the theories and methodologies that inform current contemporary art trends as they relate to the four Emmanuel College artists in residence.
Artists participate in the closing exhibition scheduled at the end of the residency. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit the result of the residency work. The college community as well as the local creative community are invited to view the exhibition.
Artists may be invited back for a presentation of their work to Emmanuel students during the following academic year. The date will be coordinated with the faculty member in the corresponding area.
Our residency in ceramics supports artists who are engaged in functional work or sculptural works. Mixed media artists can also apply, though their primary medium must be ceramics.
The ceramics studio is equipped with the following:
Area contact person: Megumi Naitoh
Small work area equipped with following:
The Printmaking residency supports artists with demonstrated dedication and interest in printmaking by providing the essential time and facilities needed for the development of their work.
Well ventilated work area equipped with the following:
Area contact person: Brian Littlefield
The photography department seeks to support an artist with dedication to photography, whether digital, film, or a combination of both. We provide the time and facilities for the resident to develop their skills further.
Work area equipped with the following:
Area contact person: Stephan Jacobs
The social practice residency is meant to support artistic projects that directly engage subjects related to social justice, from the perspectives of both the effects of social injustice, such as hunger, poverty and discrimination, and efforts to rectify social injustice through actions of empowerment and self-determination. Artistic projects that actively engage communities outside of the art establishment are especially welcome.
An open studio will be dedicated to anyone who applies to this category. Work benches, sink, extention cords, and a MAC with creative suite cloud will be provided as well as space to store tools to work in your specific medium. All studios are open for shared use of the equipment as well.
Area contact person: Cynthia Fowler