CALL FOR CANDIDATES
2014 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, Taft Museum of Art
To honor the relationship between African American painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Robert S. Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art annually recognizes the achievements of contemporary African American artists through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program.
For two weeks, the artist is active in the community through public events, workshops, and outreach to area schools, working with students in the classroom and at the Taft to strengthen their understanding of the arts and the relevance of the arts to their lives.
The ideal candidate for 2014 will be a photographer. This year’s residency coincides with the Taft Museum of Art fall exhibition Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray. The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of African American art and artists and to inspire future generations. Previous Duncanson Artists-in-Residence include among others poet/essayist Nikki Giovanni, filmmaker William Greaves, playwright/screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins, visual artist Brian Joiner, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, soprano Adrienne Danrich, and actor/playwright Nikkole Salter.
Dates of Residency: Two weeks in October, 2014 (some flexibility)
Honorarium: $7,500 (plus a per diem of $56/per day; lodging and travel provided if necessary)
• Attendance at reception(s) to open and close residency
• Evening and/or weekend public presentations (3-5)
• Up to 10 programs with school groups, including a day-long session at the local magnet school for the arts
• Morning and lunchtime program for sponsors of residency
• Weekend program for families
• Weekend master class or workshop for teens/adults
• Additional programs for targeted audiences, to be determined
• Publicity appearances and commitments prior to and during residency
Note: These responsibilities are subject to some flexibility. It is our mission to reach the broadest possible audience and to form as many community collaborations as possible.
Applicants should submit the following:
• A cover letter outlining interest in the residency
• A current résumé
• Digital portfolio on CD or DVD
• Link to a professional website if the applicant has one
• Copies of press materials
• Descriptions of any programs or workshops done with school or adult audiences
Send materials to: Robert S. Duncanson Executive Committee
Christine Miller, Executive Assistant to the Director
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4293
Deadline: All materials must be received by April 30, 2014. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size/postage for return of digital media if necessary. For any questions, please ask firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.taftmuseum.org.