About In continuing efforts to foster and develop arts in the Tampa Bay area, non-profit Tempus Projects proudly announces the launch of an exciting new artist residency program for the 2016-2017 season—the first of its kind in this region.
Utilizing a second-floor apartment directly above the Tempus Main Gallery and Project Space, this visiting artist residency allows for a collaborative exchange between the Tampa Bay arts community and visiting artists from across the country and beyond.
A total of four one-month-long residencies, occurring quarterly between April 2016 and July 2017, will each provide a non-local artist with temporary housing and studio space in the apartment, along with the opportunity to install a month-long solo exhibition in the Project Space at Tempus following the residency. Selected artists also receive a stipend toward living and working expenses for the duration of their stay. The Tempus Projects Residency Program open call is directed to emerging and established visual artists working in all media.
Location Tampa, Florida: United States
Eligibility Proposals will be considered from emerging and established artists (visual as well as trans-disciplinary practices) working in any and all media.
Facilities & Services Selected artists will be given one-month residence in a fully furnished live/work two-bedroom apartment located directly above the Tempus Main Gallery and Project Space. The apartment sleeps six and provides ample room for the production of two-dimensional works. A wood shop will be located downstairs beginning in September 2016. Any additional facility needs should be outlined in the proposal.
Artists will be responsible for providing their own transportation to-and-from Tampa and for the duration of their stay.
Stipends & Other Support Selected artists will receive a $1000.00 stipend to supplement the living and working expenses during their stay.
Following their month in residence, artists will have the opportunity to install a one-month solo exhibition in the Project Space at Tempus. Tempus Projects will fund this exhibition, including an opening reception with the artist.
Return shipping of artworks following the close of the exhibition will be paid by artist.
2016-2017 Residency Schedule and Application Deadlines April 25, 2016: Beginning of First Residency – Applications Closed May 21, 2016: First Residency Opening Reception (Project Space)
August 18, 2016: Beginning of Second Residency - Applications Closed September 17, 2016: Second Residency Opening Reception (Project Space)
January 12, 2017: Beginning of Third Residency – Applications Closed February 11, 2017: Third Residency Opening Reception (Project Space)
May 5, 2017: Beginning of Fourth Residency – Applications Due: March 10, 2017 June 10, 2017: Fourth Residency Opening Reception (Project Space)
How to Apply Completed application packets and work samples should be submitted digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application fees should be sent via PayPal (use the direct link "Donate" button below). Applications should include “Tempus Residency / your name” in the subject line of the email.
Application packets should include: A current artist’s statement (1 page maximum) Artist’s Bio or CV Brief (1-2 pages) proposal of a project you would like to complete or an explanation of ideas or themes you think you would like to explore during the residency. This narrative should also include an explanation of any additional facilities or accommodations you may need. Work samples: up to 10 images and/or 10 minutes of video/sound art. All works should be submitted as .jpg or .tiff files for images, .mp3 files for audio, and please include a document with links to an online video.
Application Fee: $30
About Tempus Projects Established in 2009, Tempus Projects is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national, and international artists through exhibitions and events. The non-profit organization promotes artists working in all media, and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through visual arts. Tempus has presented numerous exhibitions and arts-related programs featuring the work of dynamic artists and collaborators. Located on Florida Avenue in South Seminole Heights, Tempus Projects has contributed greatly to the district’s emergency as a creative local destination. In acknowledgement of these contributions, Tampa’s Creative Loafing awarded the gallery “Best Alternative Art Space” four years in a row. Tempus Projects has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Bluebird Books, the Tampa Downtown Partnership, and Creative Loafing.