The Chattanooga Times Free Press visits Chattanooga's newest iteration of its art house theater, the Palace Picture House (formerly Cine-Rama), home of Artist Residency Chattanooga's gallery errSpace (formerly Swine) to talk about the gallery, the residency program, and opportunities for local artists!
We're excited to announce that applications are now open!
We currently have two opportunities available for artists:
1) Our quarterly program that hosts an artist for one month and culminates in a month-long exhibition. This requires the artist to provide a workshop, exhibition & lecture, acting as a cultural ambassador during their time in Chattanooga. Find more information here.
2) En Root Mini Residency. Our good pals at this local Chattanooga Hostel are looking to beautify their establishment with some murals--see what it's all about here.
The En Root mini residency will be an on-going project until all of the fence panels have been painted or until En Root is satiated with visual art! (Of course, we'll do our best to keep artists contributing to this effort for as long as possible.) What a great opportunity to get a taste of Chattanooga!
We are excited to announce our partnership with En Root: A Chattanooga Hostel has grown into it's own residency. You can find more information about En Root, the residency, and how to apply for this mini-residency here.
En Root shares our vision of making Chattanooga a better place via the arts and we can't thank them enough for their support. Without the gracious help of these local Chattanooga proprietors this residency would not be happening! So we extend a shoutout to Cody & Elizabeth Baldwin; thank you.
ARC recently applied for a Community Cultural Connections grant from local arts NonProfit ArtsBuild. The Diversity section of Imagine Chattanooga 20/20 suggests the following goal: “To ensure that neighborhoods and underserved communities are better served, a special neighborhood arts and culture program should be developed that provides small grants for neighborhood and community cultural initiatives.” In response, ArtsBuild implemented a program which makes arts and culture more accessible to underserved populations, inclusive of geographic area, ethnicity, age and individuals with disabilities.
We plan to use this funding to provide services, honorariums, and stipends for the artist to travel to, live and work in Chattanooga for one month to create a new exhibition of work and provide free community outreach, developing the artist's career and educating the local arts community. Here's hoping we receive some financial support through this grant program!