Collage Artist Residency Scotland 



Early Deadline to Apply: 30 December 2022. The Final Deadline (if space is available) is 29 January 2023. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until space is filled. Artists are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

When artists approach a place as an archive, they draw out a deeper, more complex understanding of that place that enriches our understanding of our communities, helps us be better citizens, and empowers us to take better care of our neighbors. Collage Artist Residency: Scotland-Spring 2023 is a week-long artist residency designed for artists working in collage who seek to engage with place in their practice. Using the rural community of Sanquhar, Scotland as a laboratory, artists will spend a week making artwork; learning about the place, its people, and its history; and discussing how art can capture, share, reflect, comment, and otherwise engage with a sense of place. The goal of the residency is to develop an individual methodology for responding to place in one’s art practice and to make a work of art about Sanquhar that speaks to and about the people and land. Our hope is that artists will return to their home communities with fresh eyes and be prepared to see their communities in a unique way.

The residency will unfold over the course of a week. Each day the group will meet in the morning for a presentation or workshop. We will hear from guest artists and local historians about Sanquhar and faculty will make presentations about place in art and strategies for incorporating place into one’s practice. Designed for collage artists, professional development sessions focus on artist practice: topics include Collage Theory; Sourcing Materials, Copyright, Appropriation; Developing Materials; Collaboration; and Collage in Presentation.

In the afternoons, artists may choose to make art or take up an afternoon activity such as a walk to the River Nith and castle or a visit to the Tolbooth Museum or Saint Bride’s church or an afternoon trip via rail to Dumfries or Glasgow. Artists will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty. In the evenings, we will convene at the Nithsdale Pub to informally share the experience of our days.

During the residency, residents will make a series of collages which will be shown in exhibition at MERZ for World Collage Day 2023 and at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2023. Artists will also participate in a collaborative project during the Residency. After the residency, artists will be invited to submit 3-5 collages and a statement for inclusion in a book of collage about Sanquhar that will be published by Kolaj Institute in 2024.

ABOUT SANQUHAR, SCOTLAND

Sanquhar is a rural Scottish community with a rich agricultural and manufacturing heritage. Located on the River Nith, the area has been an important crossroads going back to Neolithic times and is the site of several prehistoric British forts and a Roman outpost. A 15th-century castle ruin overlooks the town. Mary, Queen of Scots came to Sanquhar in May 1568 after her defeat at the battle of Langside. In the 17th century, Sanquhar was the site of unrest during the Covenanting period when Scottish Presbyterians fought to maintain the Church of Scotland. Agriculture, coal mining, and wool production and related industries such as knitting and carpet making flourished in the 18th century. The town hosts the world’s oldest working post office (established in 1712) and the world’s oldest curling society (formed in 1774). The Church of St. Bride’s sanctuary was dedicated to a lost, then found World War I soldier. The village of Crawick on the edge of town had once been known as a haven for witches. The Tolbooth Museum was designed by the influential 18th century Scottish architect William Adam.

Sites of Interest: Tolbooth Museum, Sanquhar Castle, Crawick Multiverse, Old Town Hall, River Nith, Saint Bride’s Church, Sanquhar Declarations Monument, and A’ the Airts (home to Sanquhar Knitting Patterns).

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Collage Artist Residency: Scotland-Spring 2023 is an in-person residency at MERZ Gallery in Sanquhar, Scotland centered on collage artists who want to develop their artist practice. Residencies are intended for self-motivated artists, regardless of the stage in their career, who want to develop their practice by exploring a topic or working method and collaborating with others to produce a final product and who want to develop a practice of working with historic sites or history associations to create and present art that embeds itself in non-traditional spaces and speaks to a general community about contemporary issues.

Residencies are open to any artist over the age of 21 from anywhere in the world. We look for artists who have a developed sense of practice (even if it is an emerging one) and those who have a strong connection to a community. People of color, indigenous people, and members of queer communities are encouraged to apply.

COST

The cost of the residency is $975USD (£800). This includes accommodations for six nights at MERZ and one meal per day. Artists are responsible for their own travel to and from Sanquhar, additional artist materials, and additional meals. No artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Thursday, 6 April to Wednesday, 12 April 2023

Friday, 14 April to Thursday, 20 April 2023

Saturday 22 April to Friday, 28 April 2023

In your submission, you will be asked to choose a week to attend. Artists may arrive anytime after 1PM the day before the start of the residency and must depart by Noon on the last day. Artists are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and be active participants in the community. We may use online tools such as Zoom, Slack, and Google Docs to communicate and share information prior to and after the Residency. Technical support is available as needed. Artists are responsible for their travel to and from Sanquhar. Accommodations and one meal per day are included as part of the Residency fee.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The submission process asks applicants for:

• Contact information

• Artist or Writer Bio (50-250 words)

• Statement of Artist or Writer Practice (50-300 words)

• 5-7 images of artwork or samples of writing

• Statement of expectations

• Asks questions about your work and needs

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, send an email.


Curating Collage Workshop
January 17-February 9, 2023
Deadline: December 28, 2022
A four-week, virtual/online workshop in partnership in January 2023
Kolaj Institute announces a Call to Artists for a Curating Collage Workshop.

Curating is a vital part of art’s function: a curator creates a bridge between artwork and audience. For artists, this process can be confusing and mysterious. The goal of the Curating Collage Workshop is to equip artists with the tools to curate their own work, to work with curators, and build exhibitions that connect with diverse audiences.

The Curating Collage Workshop is a four-week program designed to train artists as curators. In four virtual meetings over four weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, we will explore the fundamentals of curating, how to create critical context for collage, and various strategies for presenting collage to an audience. Topics will include art writing; gallery and museum issues; documenting artist practice; and working with art professionals.

The Curating Collage Workshop will focus on the role of the exhibition: How do we exhibit collage? What is needed from collage to function in a commercial gallery, art center, or museum? How do we build exhibitions that go beyond the “Cut and Paste” group show model that is prevalent today? What does it mean to be artist-centric, medium-centric, or viewer-centric in the presentation of collage in exhibition? And the workshop will explore ideas around Curation: What is a curator and what is their role? How do we introduce collage to viewers? How do we build an audience for collage and generate enthusiasm and a sense of value for the work? How do we take collage where it needs to go to reach the viewers it is intended to reach?

Artists in the workshop will curate each other’s work and produce a statement of practice, biography, and critical context for a body of work. This material may be developed into a proposal for an exhibition or book or may be adapted for publication in Kolaj Magazine. Artists will leave the workshop with a collection of texts that document and provide critical context for their work and a proposal for an exhibition or publication.

Learn more about Kolaj Institute on the organization's WEBSITE

WHO IS THIS FOR
The Curating Collage Workshop is for artists with an established practice and a body of work they would like to bring to an audience through exhibition or publication. 

WORKSHOP LOGISTICS
Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 4-5PM EST

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 4-6PM EST

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 4-6PM EST

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 4-6PM EST

Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 4-6PM EST

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 4-6PM EST

Participants will engage via an online platform through one-on-one and group discussions.

COST

The cost of Curating Collage Workshop is $500USD, however no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The submission process will ask you for: Contact information; Artist Bio (50-250 words); Artist Statement (50-300 words); 3-10 images of artwork; a statement of expectations; and ask you some questions about your work and financial needs. Artists who are members of the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory may refer to their listing.

Applications are reviewed by the faculty. Space is extremely limited; however, the applications of qualified artists are kept on file and those artists will be invited to future workshops, if they wish.

QUESTIONS
If you have questions, send an email.



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Kolaj Magazine is an internationally-oriented art magazine dedicated to contemporary collage. WEBSITE

Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium, 7-11 June 2023. Our mission is to create a platform that allows us to explore critical issues around collage: how it is curated and presented, its role in contemporary art, and the tensions between collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a movement.

Our goal is to create an event that attracts a variety of people working in various capacities, such as art professionals at museums, galleries, and centers as well as academics, writers, and artists. The general public will be invited to join us for gallery visits, evening presentations, and collage making.

Before proceeding, please read the complete Call for Artists, Papers, and Projects on Kolaj Magazine's website. This article contains specific information about what we are looking for, the expectations of presenters, and the information we will ask you to provide.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: Only apply to be a presenter if you plan on attending Kolaj Fest New Orleans in person. If you answer no to the question, "If accepted, will you attend Kolaj Fest New Orleans, 7-11 June 2023?", your submission will not be reviewed and will be rejected. Presenters are responsible for their own travel to, accommodations at, and registration for the event. Limited resources are available to assist those presenters in need and only after their presentation submission has been accepted.

If you cannot attend Kolaj Fest New Orleans, consider submitting to Kolaj Magazine another way. MORE INFO

Note: Members of the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory will be able to simply refer to their listing in the directory.

The early deadline to submit is Sunday, 29 January 2023. The final deadline to submit is Sunday, 26 February 2023. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We will notify submitters via email no later than Friday, 31 March 2023.

About Kolaj Fest New Orleans WEBSITE

Kolaj Magazine‘s Artist Directory is a tool for organizing and cataloguing artists who work in the medium of collage. Its audience includes the general public as well as independent curators, art venues, and writers.

What Is the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory?

Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory is a membership-based directory and advertising program. The editorial staff of Kolaj Magazine uses the Artist Directory to select artists to feature in the publication and to select artists for various curatorial projects and the Artist Directory exists as a public resource for those interested in collage as a medium and is designed to put interested parties in direct contact with artists. Members of the Artist Directory are permitted and encouraged to refer to their Listing when responding to Calls to Artists as a way of facilitating their response. The Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory is the primary online gateway of the Kolaj Institute Artist Archive and is used to organize online information about artist members. We offer members an option for an Artist Advertisement in the printed magazine.  

Sign-Up Options

OPTION 1: ONLINE ONLY
The cost of a 12-month membership to the online Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory is $20.00.

OPTION 2: ONLINE & PRINT EDITION
The print edition of Kolaj Magazine features a directory of collage artists. (see example here) Listings are paid advertisements that feature an image as well as the name; city, state, & country; and website or email of the artist.  The listings appear in a box that is 3.7 inches wide and 3 inches tall. After you select and send the images to be featured, Kolaj staff will prepare the listing and send you a digital proof if requested. The cost is $50 per issue (or four issues for $150) and includes a 12-month membership to the online directory.

Sign-Up Process

The registration process will ask you for:

Artist Bio

Artist Statement

3-5 images & captions

Collage Books is Kolaj Magazine’s tool for organizing, documenting, and cataloguing books in which collage plays an important role. Our audience includes readers and collectors of collage books as well as curators, art venues, and writers. 

We seek submissions of collage-related titles. We take a broad view of collage books and include trade editions, art criticism, coffee table books, ‘zines, artist books, catalogues, literary endeavours that feature collage. 

We accept submissions from traditional publishers, small presses, and individual artists and writers.

Inclusion in the directory is at the discretion of the publisher. If you are interested in advertising in the “Collage Books” section of the print magazine, send us an email for details.

Sign-Up Process

The registration process will ask you for:
Title and author information
Publisher information
Book Details
An announcement or press release
3-5 images & captions

Review Copy

If you wish to submit a review copy, you can mail the book to:

CANADA
Kolaj Magazine
c/o Maison Kasini
PO Box 247 Station C
Montreal, Quebec H2L 4K1

UNITED STATES
Kolaj Magazine
c/o Kasini House
PO Box 1025
Burlington, VT 05402

Collage communities are collectives, meet-ups, ongoing collaborative projects, and groups whose focus and mission involves collage as a medium or genre in some way. 

The International Directory of Collage Communities is a survey of artist groups who are coming together around collage. The directory exists online as a searchable website. Kolaj Institute publishes a printed directory that features and highlights communities every two years. 

By documenting and mapping these communities, Kolaj Institute works to develop a picture of the collage movement: how collage artists are working together, how they are diffusing collage, and what challenges they face mobilizing an art community. 

Kolaj Institute invites active collage communities to submit to the directory. The editorial staff of Kolaj Magazine uses the Directory to select communities to feature in the publication and for various curatorial projects.

VISIT THE DIRECTORY

The primary purpose of database is be a resource to people seeking information about Vermont contemporary art. Its audience includes the general public as well as independent curators, art venues, and writers.

Art presenters use the Artist Database to select artwork for their venues. Artists may also use the database to market, promote, and sell their work.

Kasini House uses the database to select artists for various projects such as artist portfolios in the Vermont Art Guide. Kasini House also uses the database to select artists for Kasini House Art Cards.

Kasini House promotes the Artist Database as a resource to independent curators and writers looking for artists for various projects, particularly those people interested in writing about and curating exhibitions of Vermont contemporary art.

The cost of a 12-month membership to the online Vermont Art Guide Artist Database is $20.00.

SIGN-UP PROCESS

The registration process will ask you for:

Artist Bio

Artist Statement

3-5 images & captions


Kasini House routinely promotes exhibitions in Kolaj Magazine and on its website. The purpose of this tool is to facilitate the submission of exhibition announcements. 

Please note, this is optional. You are welcome to submit exhibition announcements and press releases via email.

Email Kolaj Magazine

In order to promote your exhibition, we will need at least one image of artwork in the exhibition and a caption of the artwork. Do not send posters, images of the exhibition postcard, or images with watermarks.

Materials will be reviewed by magazine staff. Please note, submission does not guarantee that we will promote or review an exhibition. You will be contacted for further information, if necessary.

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