Detail of contribution by Tony Davenport to a past community project.
The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at the Mississippi Museum of Art is excited to announce a series of artist-led, community-driven artist residencies across Mississippi. These short-term residencies, occurring from 2018 through 2020, will engage artists and communities in collaborative exploration about Mississippi places and their histories, and produce art that builds deeper understanding and honors personal truths.
PHASE ONE | open call for input, ideas, and stories from interested artists, communities, and individuals.
Artists passionate about community-engaged art projects in the state are encouraged to tell us more about their work.
Communities, arts councils, museums, organizations, and municipalities in Mississippi are invited to partner with CAPE and the Museum to host public events where community members can share local histories, personal stories, and aspirations.
INDIVIDUALS can digitally share their Mississippi stories.
PHASE ONE IS NOW COMPLETE
PHASE TWO | call for ARTIST proposals
CAPE seeks proposals that will unite artists and six Mississippi communities around story-based art projects. Short-term artist residencies of up to $10,000 will be awarded directly to artists to enable execution of these projects.
PHASE TWO IS NOW OPEN | DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
In addition to inspiring CAPE projects, stories shared and gathered will also inform the Mississippi Museum of Art’s broader work of exploring the state and its people through art in future programs, exhibitions, and initiatives.
JACKSON + THE NATION
Once a year, from 2018 through 2020, CAPE and the Mississippi Museum of Art will invite a nationally-recognized artist to travel to Mississippi to engage deeply with communities in Metro Jackson, Mississippi. These residencies will explore legacies and issues that resonate both locally and nationally, and use art as a lens to inspire dialogue, empower personal experiences, and connect the city across geographic boundaries. The resulting art installations, performances, and programs will be the products of collaboration between artists, local makers, inter-generational participants, and organizational partners.