Kolaj Institute Solo Residencies

Dates: One or Two-Week Residencies with dates mutually agreed with Kolaj Institute

NEXT DEADLINE: Wednesday, 31 January 2024

(Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.)

The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, and 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 Institute’s solo residencies in New Orleans are designed to provide artists, curators, and writers with dedicated time and space to work on a project.

Projects may include things like:

  • Completing a series of collage artworks
  • Using the archive and collections to researching collage 
  • Exploring and making art about New Orleans as a place
  • Working on a book project
  • Creating a collection of collage poetry
  • Making a stop motion collage film
  • Preparing art for an exhibition
  • Developing one’s practice to work on a larger scale
  • Or taking a moment to review, organize, and document one’s art practice.

We are open to your ideas. We are looking for artists with an articulated goal for their time in New Orleans. That goal need not to be explicitly related to New Orleans, though priority will be given to those artists whose projects need time in New Orleans. 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

Residencies may be 1 or 2 weeks. Kolaj Institute provides housing and studio space. Once accepted, Kolaj Institute meets with the resident for a pre-residency assessment where we identify community partners and other resources that can support the project. We then work with the resident to design a plan for their time in New Orleans. 

Residents stay in Kolaj Institute’s space in the New Orleans Healing Center, where they will have their own bedroom, bathroom with shower, and a kitchen. (Alternative off-site housing is also available.) Residents work in Kolaj Institute’s Gallery that includes access to collage making supplies and a printer. The Gallery and Resident space is located on the second floor of a building in the Bywater neighborhood. The wrap-around balcony overlooks St. Roch Market. Residents work independently to complete their plan. At the end of the residency, we meet with the artist to review their progress with them and discuss next steps.

COST

The cost of the residency is $900 US for one week (including 6 nights accommodation) or $1400 US for two weeks (including 13 nights accommodation); however, no artist will be turned away for lack of funds and the organizers will work with artists to build a financial aid package. If the artist is traveling with a partner or companion, there is an additional fee of $400 US per week. Travel to, from and around New Orleans and all meals are the responsibility of the artist.

READ THE FULL CALL TO ARTISTS


PoetryXCollage Open Submission

PoetryXCollage is a printed journal of artwork and writing that operates at the intersection of poetry and collage. We are interested in found poetry, blackout poetry, collage poems, haikus, centos, response collages, response poems, word scrambles, concrete poetry, scatter collage poems, and other poems and artwork that inhabit this world.

Each issue presents six movements of work by artists and curators. Page spreads are meant to be free zones of thinking where the contributor has chosen all elements of the layout: font, image place, composition, etc.

Artists and writers interested in submitting should prepare 3-5 page spreads for consideration. Page spreads must conform to exact specifications and include a general artist narrative and a short page spread narrative. We strongly suggest reviewing a copy of PoetryXCollage prior to submitting. We also recommend downloading the PoetryXCollage Specs Doc pdf and reviewing its contents. 

Learn more about the PoetryXCollage project on Kolaj Institute's website HERE.

Questions? Send an email.


 


 


 


 

The next deadline is Sunday, 26 May 2024 for the Fall 2024 Residencies.

DEADLINES

EARLY FALL DEADLINE: Sunday, 26 May 2024

FINAL FALL DEADLINE: Sunday, 30 June 2024

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 each deadline.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

Kolaj Institute is partnering with A' the Airts and The Nithsdale Hotel in Sanquhar, Scotland to offer week-long residencies for collage artists in April 2024. Residencies are organized around a theme which results in a project that brings focus to the group’s engagement with one another. Submissions are 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.



Photography & Collage Virtual Artist Residency

A month-long, virtual/online collage artist residency in July

Early Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 19 May 2024
Final Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 23 June 2024

In “What Good Is a Photograph?”, Ric Kasini Kadour writes, “The photograph as language, as a tool of everyday communication, is not new. Twentieth century theorists have wrung every possible drop out of visual literacy as a concept. It does not explain a problem curator Marvin Heiferman frames as, ‘We know that photographs work, but not quite how they do.’ This is dangerous. We may go misunderstood. Or worse, we may be misunderstood by others…Knowing how something works is key to using it effectively.” 

The mediums of collage and photography are bound together in an ongoing dialogue. The photographer makes pictures of the world. The collagist remixes those pictures to tell a story about the world we live in. “Today, we’re taking more photos than at any previous time in history,” noted EyeEm contributor Lars Mensel. “Many photographers are asking themselves how to set their work apart from that of their peers. Photography has become less about the skill to take technically perfect pictures–most modern smartphones accomplish this at the touch of a button–but how pictures are combined to tell a story.” 

The Photography & Collage Virtual Artist Residency will invite photographers and collage artists to come together in dialogue, learn from one another, and make artwork for a series of exhibitions that explore the intersection of collage and photography. Unfolding in two tracks over the course of a month, we will ask, What happens when a collagist picks up the camera? What happens when a photographer collages their pictures? Presentations will explore collage in theory, artist practice, the ecosystem of art, the state of photography, and the history of photography and collage. Artists will shoot with their own camera, in whatever process they choose (film & develop or digital & print), and then make collage with the photographs they make.

During the residency, artists will make an artwork that will be exhibited at Kolaj Institute’s Gallery. The exhibition will take place in December 2024 as part of PhotoNOLA 2024, an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide. 

The residency is led by Dafna Steinberg, MFA, adjunct professor of darkroom photography at Delaware County Community College, and Lance Rothstein, a photojournalist and street artist who operates the darkroom and teaches photography and collage workshops at the Morean Art Center in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The project is being curated by Ric Kasini Kadour, Director of Kolaj Institute and a 2020-2021 Curatorial Fellow of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and produced in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The residency is intended for artists with a practice of collage and/or photography who want to explore the intersections of the two mediums. Residencies are open to any artist over the age of 21 from anywhere in the world.

COST

The cost of the residency is $500 per artist. Kolaj Institute has a limited number of grants available to offset the cost of the residency for those in need. These grants are possible through the generous support of our donors. 

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Dates: 9-31 July, 2024

SESSION DATES
Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 4-6PM EDT
Wednesday, 17 July 2024, 4-6PM EDT
Wednesday, 24 July 2024, 4-6PM EDT
Wednesday, 31 July 2024, 4-6PM EDT

The workshop will begin with an invitation to join the Slack workspace on Tuesday, 9 July 2024. Introductions and Orientation will take place during our first meeting on Wednesday, 10 July 2024, 4-6PM EDT. 

The remaining sessions will take place on the following Wednesdays (17, 24, and 31). 

Artists are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete assignments.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions, send an email.

READ THE FULL CALL TO ARTISTS

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.

Take a look at some of the Directory pages before submitting so you can see how they are laid out and what information is needed for submission.

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.

Collage in Motion is a project of Kolaj Institute that explores collage and the moving image, a broad, loosely defined category that includes animations, film cut-ups, collage film, stop-motion, animated GIFs, documentaries about collage artists, and other forms of media in which collage--as medium or genre--is present. We see our role as not one of defining "collage in motion" but as one of asking what "collage in motion" can be. The project manifests as articles in Kolaj Magazine, an online directory, workshops, residencies, and screenings. Artists with practice of Collage in Motion are encouraged to submit to the online directory.

Kolaj Institute's Collage in Motion Directory is a tool for organizing and cataloguing artists who work in the medium of motion collage. Kolaj Institute uses the Directory to curate the Collage in Motion screening that takes place at Kolaj Fest New Orleans. The Directory's audience includes the general public as well as independent curators, art venues, and writers.

The mission of the Directory is to create more visibility, community, and historical understanding of the medium, and to create a future traveling program of screenings and opportunities. We hope to inspire more still image collage artists to explore motion in their work and that we find each other in an increasingly digital world.

Before submitting, take a moment to view a few examples from the Directory so that you can see how your information will be translated to the page. 


 

CALL TO ARTISTS

Collage on Screen Artist Residency

Early Deadline: Sunday, 14 July 2024

Final Deadline: Sunday, 28 July 2024

Collage in Motion is a project of Kolaj Institute that explores collage and the moving image, a broad, loosely defined category that includes animations, film cut-ups, collage film, stop-motion, animated GIFs, documentaries about collage artists, and other forms of media in which collage--as medium or genre--is present. We see our role as not one of defining "collage in motion" but as one of asking what "collage in motion" can be. The project manifests as articles in Kolaj Magazine, an online directory, workshops, residencies, and screenings. Artists with practice of Collage in Motion are encouraged to submit to the online directory.

Collage on Screen Artist Residency is a five-week program designed to support artists who want to develop a practice that includes motion in their art making. In five virtual meetings over five weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, we will explore the history of collage on screen and the various ways that collage makes its way to the screen and how collage artists operate in the space of moving images and sound. Unlike two-dimensional art, collage on screen is temporal art, meaning it moves through time. Because of this, viewers experience Collage on Screen not as a linear series of images but as an immersive experience. This residency asks, How do we, as collage artists, make artwork that speaks to that?

Designed for collage artists, professional development sessions focus on artist practice, how to develop a story; and how to develop moving images and sound to tell that story.  

Residents will make a 30 second film that will be considered for Collage on Screen at Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2025. If selected, the film will be included in Kolaj Institute's traveling screening program. Artists may also choose to make longer works which will also be considered. 

Before proceeding, please read the complete CALL TO ARTISTS and consider the costs, logistics, and artist obligations.

Kasini House