(Distributed July 21, 2016)
Location: Providence, RI
Deadline: August 14th, 2016
The 2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency will support the development of two new performance works that address and incorporate the public history of slavery and contemporary issues of justice.
The artists-in-residence should pay particular attention to the history of the slave trade and its legacies on the Eastern seaboard of the United States through performances that may include dance, theatre, performance art, or spoken word. The residency will enable selected artists to develop works that engage the public history of slavery and bridge or incorporate systemic and inherited connections with contemporary issues of injustice.
Selected artists will convene at The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in October 2016 for three days of workshops, meetings, and studio development. During the Brown University Commencement Week (May 21-27, 2017), these chosen artists will present their finished works.
Selected artists must identify a partner non-profit institution in their home city that is interested in the local longevity of the project and can provide support to the selected BSR Artist(s). This support may include rehearsal space and other project development needs between the Fall 2016 and the Spring 2017. Partner institutions will be credited in all residency printed and digital materials.