[artinfo] Artist Residency for LGBTQ emerging artists: call for applications 2017

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Four-week summer residency for LGBTQ emerging artists: call for 
applications 2017

July 22-August 17, 2017

Application deadline: March 24, 11:59pm EST

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR)
Cherry Grove
Fire Island, NY


"The pool of amazing and talented people who applied to FIAR was just 
mind-boggling: clearly this is a very-much needed organization! Then, 
when I got out there for a visit, I really experienced the warmth and 
specialness of what the participants had been able to build together 
among themselves-I felt the love!" -Amy Sillman

"FIAR represents a great opportunity for cross generational 
connection between newer and more established queer artists. I loved 
having the chance to discover exciting work and ideas in a setting 
that promoted thought and dialogue over high-pressure careerism." 
-Nayland Blake

Celebrating its seventh season on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, NY 
this year, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is now accepting 
applications for its prestigious and internationally recognized 
summer residency program for artists identifying as lesbian, gay, 
bisexual, transgender or queer. LGBTQ emerging artists demonstrating 
new perspectives in contemporary visual art are encouraged to apply 
by March 24, 2017. 

Five selected artists will share a live/work space in the 
historically queer island hamlet of Cherry Grove, NY for a four-week 
program marked by intimate studio visits with, and public lectures 
by, renowned leaders in contemporary art and curation. The program is 
free to residents, who are provided with a stipend for meals and a 
free, modest live/work space.

FIAR is pleased to announce that the selection of 2017 residents will 
be made by the following distinguished guest jurors: 
Steven Evans, artist, Executive Director of FotoFest
Jeffrey Gibson, artist, faculty, Bard College
Risa Puleo, independent curator and critic

2017 program
FIAR provides free modest live/work space to five artist residents 
who work, research, relax, and immerse themselves in the Fire Island 
community. During this time they are visited by a handful renowned 
visiting artists and art professionals who commune with residents 
through intimate visits, dinners, and discussions, providing support 
and feedback throughout the duration of program. The greater Fire 
Island community, and visitors from New York and Long Island, are 
invited to attend free public lectures by these esteemed guests of 

2017 FIAR Visiting Artists will include: 
Liz Collins, artist
Zackary Drucker, artist, producer
John Giorno, poet, artist

FIAR is supported in part by the sale of editions produced 
exclusively for the organization by celebrated artists. We are 
thrilled to offer a limited edition by acclaimed artists Mickalene 
Thomas, Nayland Blake, Nicole Eisenman, as well as an upcoming 
edition by Catherine Opie. For more images and details about these 
and other works, 
visit <http://www.fireislandartistresidency.org/editions>www.fireislandartistresidency.org/editions. 

Call for applications
Application fee: 45 USD
<http://www.fireislandartistresidency.org/apply>Apply online

About FIAR
Founded in 2011, Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is a 501(c)3 
nonprofit organization which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, 
transgender and queer emerging artists to Fire Island, a place 
long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to 
the location's rich artistic history. FIAR is made possible through 
the generous support of <http://www.sikkemajenkinsco.com>Sikkema 
Jenkins & Co., New York, <http://www.leslielohman.org>The 
Leslie+Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian 
Art, <http://www.artsprojectcherrygrove.org/>The Arts Project of 
Cherry Grove, <http://www.nysca.org/>The New York State Council for 
the Arts, and the incredible generosity of individual donors. Please 
<http://www.fireislandartistresidency.org/support>www.fireislandartistresidency.org/support for 
more information and to learn how you can donate.

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