Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and VCAM (Visual Culture, Arts, and Media) facility invite applications for the position of artist-in-residence for the 2023 spring semester. The Hurford Center & VCAM Philadelphia Artist-in-Residence Program hosts Philadelphia and area artists for creative exchanges with the Haverford community.
The spring 2023 iteration of the program will partner with the Imagining Abolitionist Futures series, a year-long Hurford Center initiative exploring the role of the arts and humanities in the struggle to dismantle the carceral state and build reparative practices and institutions in the place of a system driven by racism, retribution, and violence.
This year’s artist residency program seeks emerging artists whose works broadly engage with this theme of abolition, mass incarceration, and restorative justice. The aim of the residency is to create equitable opportunities for underrepresented and under-resourced artists by giving them a chance to further develop their practices and engage with a new audience. We’re particularly interested in working with emerging artists for whom this experience would be a transformative opportunity for their creative practices.
Applicants must be living and working in the greater Philadelphia area. While the artist will not live on Haverford’s campus, we hope that their regular presence in the College’s VCAM facility will lead to sustained engagement with the College community across the length of the residency.
Contact: HCAH Program Manager Kelly Jung, firstname.lastname@example.org