Street Art Residency 


A week-long, in-person residency that coincides with Kolaj Fest New Orleans (7-11 June 2023), during which artists will explore the city, learn about the history and materials of street art, and make artwork for public display that Kolaj Fest attendees and New Orleanians will be able to view.

Early Deadline to Apply: 12 February 2023. The Final Deadline (if space is available) is 16 April 2023. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until space is filled. Artists are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

In this week-long, project-driven collage residency, artists will delve into the history, methods and major artists of the “street art” movement with a particular emphasis on collage. Participants will endeavor to put some of those methods into practice, taking their collage art out into the streets. Documenting the entire process will be integral to the project, as the resulting work will be published in a Kolaj Street Krewe book to be announced at a later date.

This residency is an extension of the ongoing Kolaj Street Krewe project. Kolaj Street Krewe, an informal group of artists interested in this subject, explores the role of collage in street art as a practice and phenomenon. The group formed out of a chance meeting of FANCLUB13, Rosie Schinners, and Laurie O’Brien at Kolaj Fest New Orleans in 2018. Realizing the three of them shared an interest in collage street art, they decided to form a group and pitch a project at Kolaj Fest New Orleans in 2019. During COVID-19, the Krewe led a forum as part of Kolaj LIVE Online which resulted in a Call to Artists. This history is documented in the book, Wallflowers: Collage as Street Art. Today, the project manifests as residencies, presentations, articles, and publications.

Leading the residency is Lance Rothstein, aka FANCLUB 13, who has been creating street art for over 20 years in over 25 US cities and 31 European cities. Rothstein writes, “I consider my work to be a bit like archaeology, collecting the discarded items from people’s everyday lives and rearranging them in new relationships. Then I usually send them back out to the streets in this new form, with a new purpose. I look forward to continuing my personal scavenger hunt, finding little trashy treasures and combining them into intricate relationships for people to come across on the streets.”

Artists will arrive in New Orleans on the Sunday before Kolaj Fest begins and will spend the next three days coming together to learn about the work and methods of several established artists and discuss new techniques and strategies, with topics such as Placement, Materials, Visibility, Message, and Legality. Each day, we will challenge participants to get their work out onto the streets, document the process, and share it with the group for discussion and critique. There will be sanctioned walls where artists will have permission to put up their work and during Kolaj Fest attendees will be encouraged to seek them out as they tour the city. Once Kolaj Fest starts, the artists in this residency will be let loose from the formal sessions and encouraged to participate in Kolaj Fest programming while also keeping an eye out for street art opportunities. As Kolaj Fest comes to an end, the residency will meet once more on Sunday to debrief and digest the experience together.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Collage as Street Art Residency: New Orleans is an in-person residency in New Orleans, Louisiana USA centered on collage artists who want to develop their artist practice around street art. 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 within the context of street art to create and present art that embeds itself in non-traditional spaces.

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.

COST

The cost of the residency is $750 USD. Registration to Kolaj Fest New Orleans is included in the cost. Artists are responsible for their own travel to and from New Orleans. No artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. Financial Aid is limited and possible through the support of donors to Kolaj Institute.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Dates: Sunday, June 4 to Sunday, June 11, 2023.

Artists will arrive on Sunday and meet briefly in the early evening for introductions and orientation. Meetings will then take place during the day Monday-Wednesday. Kolaj Fest New Orleans begins on Wednesday evening and continues until Sunday morning. Artists in the residency will have a final meeting on Sunday afternoon to review the work that was made during the week and discuss how to take what they learned back to their own communities.

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
• Statement of expectations
• Asks questions about your work and needs

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, send an email.


World Collage Day 2023 


World Collage Day is an international celebration of collage on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Kolaj Institute and Kolaj Magazine invite you to submit events taking place on that day that celebrate collage. Before submitting an event or project, we encourage you to visit the WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE and familiarize yourself with the event and history (SEE PAST EVENTS HERE).

Organize World Collage Day Event or Project

One of the many remarkable things about collage is its ability to extend across borders and barriers and to involve people regardless of skill level. Professional artists at the top of their game sit side by side with members of the general public who are picking up scissors for the first time. This is unique in an art world that often trades on hierarchy and status. The collage community is generous and kind and welcoming. It is one of our greatest strengths. World Collage Day is one day we show the world how we do that.

We encourage everyone thinking about a World Collage Day event or project to take responsibility for educating themselves about the needs of their community. We encourage you to follow guidelines set out by health officials and be mindful that these may evolve and change over time.

If in-person gatherings are safe and possible in your community, we invite artists, art centers, museums, galleries, schools, and communities to celebrate World Collage Day by hosting events and projects that bring communities together. Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage’s role in contemporary art and art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. Consider a project that manifests the spirit of World Collage Day in a safe and responsible way. This may take the shape of a Window Exhibition, sharing Collage Starter Packs for your neighbors, or organizing an online Collage Happy Hour. To get inspired, check out past events and projects from previous years.

In February 2021, Kolaj Institute hosted a forum, "How-to World Collage Day." You can watch it HERE.

Now is the time to plan and whatever you decide to do, we want to hear about it.

Tips for Submitting an Event or Project

Give the project a name. Write 3-5 sentences about your project and make or find 1-2 images that represent what you are doing. (Note: We don't mean posters. These should be images of artwork free of texts and watermarks and a minimum of 700 pixels wide.)  Use this form to share texts and images with us.  We will announce your event on the WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE and through our social media. When we receive your event, we will email with some helpful tips and other resources.

Step One: Find a Space 

If you don't have your own space, reach out to a partner who does. These can be galleries, libraries, cafes, bars, museums, or community centers. Work with the space to determine a time on May 13th, 2023 to hold the event.

Step Two: Define an Activity 

Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage's role in contemporary art & art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. See previous events to get ideas. Note: Please consider how your event is in keeping with or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Step Three: Submit Your Event 

This is a helpful tool that gathers all the information we need to promote your event on our end. The form asks you for Event Title, Start & End Time, Organization name, the Name of the Venue name and address, contact information for the venue, and minimum of 3-7 sentences about what will happen there.

IMPORTANT: We also ask that you submit images of artwork that we can use to promote the event. Do not send posters or postcards, only artwork free of texts and watermarks and a minimum of 700 pixels wide.

We will announce your event on the WORLD COLLAGE DAY WEBSITE and through our social media. When we receive your event, we will email with some helpful tips and other resources.

Step Four: Promote your event locally 

Submit a calendar listing to local newspaper, radio, and television outlets. Announce the event online and through social media and ask other people to share it. Consider drafting a press release and sending it to the media with a request that they report on the event.

Step Five: Enjoy World Collage Day, May 13, 2023 

Take lots of pictures and post them to social media using the hashtag #worldcollageday. 

ABOUT KOLAJ

Kolaj Institute is a 501c3 Non-profit organization registered in the State of Louisiana, USA that supports artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, & disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world. 

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

We use Submittable to help organize information coming in about World Collage Day events. There is no cost to use the service, but you are required to create an account in order to submit information. Submittable uses the email address you provide as your user name to keep track of submissions and not as a tool to Spam you or sell your info to a third party.  Once you have created an account or logged in, the form will appear.


Collage Artist Residency: Scotland 

The next deadline is Sunday, 18 June 2023 for the September 2023 Residency. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until space is filled. Artists are encouraged to apply well before the deadline. Responses may not be sent until two weeks after the final deadline.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

Kolaj Institute has partnered with MERZ in Sanquhar, Scotland to offer week-long residencies for collage artists in April and September. Residencies are organized around a theme which results in a project that brings focus to the group's engagement with one another. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until space is filled. Artists are encouraged to apply well before deadlines.

Before proceeding, please read the complete Call to Artists on Kolaj Institute's Website and consider the costs, logistics, and artist obligations. 

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.


Folklore & Collage Virtual 







Deadline to Apply: 14 May 2023. Artists are encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
Folklore is the imagination of the past as it is understood in the present. More importantly, folklore is how a community expresses itself to one another. In order for folklore to be transmitted over time, it must be nurtured. During a time when folklore is devalued by economic systems and dismissed by political power, artists play an important role in calling attention to and celebrating these important elements that shape community identity and reinforce communal ties. In times of crisis and collective trauma, these stories can be key to a community’s sense of resilience and ultimate survival. By engaging with these stories, artists can play a role in activating folklore for a community and facilitating their transmission

Folklore & Collage Residency is a four-week program designed to support artists who want to develop a practice that includes folklore in their artmaking. In four virtual meetings over four weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, we will explore folklore as an idea, its role in culture, and influence on art. During the Residency, artists will identify stories from communities and make art which activates these stories. Artists will examine the work done previously by artists in Residencies in Scotland and Tennessee to develop a series of strategies for making collage that is in conversation with folklore relevant to their own community.

Designed for collage artists, professional development sessions focus on artist practice: topics include Collage in Theory; Copyright & Appropriation; Developing Context; Collaboration; and Collage in Presentation. Using stories they identify from their own communities, Residents will make a body of work (a collage or series of collages). From this body of work, a large-format print will be shown in exhibition at MERZ Gallery in Sanquhar, Scotland in September 2023 as part of the Celebration of Folklore. After the residency, work from this body of work and a statement (or story) for inclusion in a book about folklore will be published by Kolaj Institute in 2024.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Folklore & Collage Residency: Virtual is virtual/online residency 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 folklore 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 $750.  No artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid page.
RESIDENCY LOGISTICS
The Residency takes place in 5 sessions starting Tuesday, 19 May and ending Thursday, 13 July 2023
Artists are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and be active participants in the community. We 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.

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

QUESTIONS
If you have questions, send an email.



KFNOLA image 


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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