IF you are passionate about leading community-engaged art projects in the state, SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT PROPOSAL BY JANUARY 14, 2019!
The Mississippi Museum of Art believes that wherever artists and artistic practice meet community, lasting transformation can occur. From 2018-2020, the Museum's Center for Art & Public Exchange is supporting artists through a series of short-term residencies of up to $10,000 in locations across Mississippi. Informed by community stories, artists will collaborate with members of the public to produce visual art that speaks to the aspirations and legacies of Mississippi people and places.
Six communities—Hancock County, McComb, Meridian, Oxford, Stone County, and Utica—participated in CAPE-facilitated listening sessions in 2018. During the sessions, these communities shared local stories, challenges, and aspirations for the future. The results of the sessions are intended to provide source material to inform the artist’s proposal.
Artists will select ONE community* for their proposed project. The proposal requirements are as follows:
Be collaborative with the selected community during all phases of the proposed project
Contain an element of co-creation and participation with the community
Address an issue or event that is relevant to the community
Reflect the community’s hopes and dreams for the future
Reference CAPE’s values of equity, transparency, and truth:
Provide a detailed budget that includes travel and materials
Provide a timeline for execution during the 2019 calendar year
Must be submitted by the January 14, 2019, deadline through the form below
*The community selected for the proposal cannot be the artist’s primary place of residence.
January 14, 2019; 5 PM — Artist proposal deadline
January 15-30, 2019 — Proposals reviewed by curators, educators, and artists
February 4-25, 2019 — Community collaboration process occurs
February 28, 2019 — Awarded projects announced
March 30-December 31, 2019 — Projects implemented
Questions? Contact Monique Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601.965.9907