Call to Artists: Collage in Practice Workshop-January 2024
A four-week, virtual/online workshop with Kolaj Institute in
Early deadline to apply: Sunday, 5 December 2023
Final deadline to apply: Sunday, 17 December 2023
The practice of collage takes on many forms. A practice will be shaped by the goals of the artist and what they want to achieve with their artwork. It will also be informed by the choice of material, scale, and subject matter. A collage practice is also informed by the history of artists who came before and how an artist chooses to be in dialogue or opposition with their creative ancestors. A working understanding of one’s practice is critical to one’s professional and artistic development.
Intended as a clinic for working artists at any level, participants in this workshop will explore how they go about making art and putting it out into the world. How to make a living as an artist? How to get your work seen? How to get an exhibition? How to get reviewed? How to make a life for yourself as an artist? What does that even mean? These are some of the challenges artists face when they want to take their art practice to the next level.
Participants will explore critical concepts and collage taxonomies as a way to develop and refine the language they use to talk about their own practice and to develop a broad view of the creative landscape in which they operate. How does choice of material inform how the artwork is exhibited? How does one speak about their process so that it is understood by other art professionals and the general public? How can one use art history to create a critical context for one’s artwork? Topics include Collage Theory; Sourcing Materials, Copyright, Appropriation; Developing Materials; Collaboration; and Collage in Presentation.
Participants will finish the workshop with a deeper understanding of their practice; a strong statement of practice that can be used to communicate with curators, editors, and art professionals; a portfolio of consistent artwork (or a plan to make one); and tools for growing or developing their practice.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Collage Artist Workshops are intended for self-motivated artists, at any stage in their career, who want to develop their practice. This workshop is particularly oriented to those who wish to make a change in their current practice. Residencies are open to any artist over the age of 21 from anywhere in the world.
The cost of the workshop is $500 per artist; however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package.
Dates: January 2024
Thursday, 4 January, 4-6PM EST
Thursday, 11 January, 4-6PM EST
Thursday, 18 January, 4-6PM EST
Thursday, 25 January, 4-6PM EST
The workshop will begin with an invitation to join the Slack workspace on Tuesday, January 2nd. Introductions and Orientation will take place during our first meeting on Thursday, 4 January, 4-6PM EST.
The remaining sessions will take place on 11, 18 and 25 January, from 4-6PM EDT. After the final session, Ric Kasini Kadour will conduct one-on-one feedback sessions with the participating artists about their Statement of Practice.
Artists are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete assignments. The group will finish the workshop with a strong Statement of Practice that can be used to communicate with curators, editors, and art professionals and a portfolio of consistent artwork (or a plan to make one).
The submission process asks applicants for:
• Contact information
• Artist Bio (50-250 words)
• Statement of Artist Practice (50-300 words)
• 5-7 images of artwork
• Statement of expectations
• Asks questions about your work and needs