THIS DISCURSIVE ART RESIDENCY BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMIA AND THE REAL WORLD. IT IS A PLACE FOR SERIOUS ARTISTS OF RIGOR TO STEP BACK FROM THE HUSTLE AND TAKE TIME FOR EXPERIMENT AND RESEARCH. IDEAS, LIKE PEOPLE, SOMETIMES NEED A SECOND CHANCE TO FIND THEIR GROOVE. GIVE THEM THREE. GIVE THEM TEN.
2012-2015, a collection of practicing artists; came together in late summer months, taking up temporary work residence in a unique urban/rural space(s) for the 2-3 week(s) duration(s). Artist origins vary each year; some local acting as hosts, others traveling from afar to take up collective residency.
All artists are asked to bring an open mind, an open heart, and some studio chops.
This is a time that is meant for the artists; they may use it simply to do research, or to collaborate with another resident in a new form, or to stir the beginnings of a new body of work.
When artists can find the time and space to even think about the possibility of doing a residency, which often artists have to pay for out-of-pocket, they are usually signed up for a particular time slot without regard to whom will be there at that same time.
We believe artists can thrive when given room and agency! So, first beginning with a small group of selected local artists, we hold an equal number of resident seats open for an out-state or international group which they elect and invite themselves. In this way, the original core can determine their own resident nucleus and modes of making.
Ten Chances is not an escape, but an opportunity. It is a new residency paradigm with a vast potential influence on the greater contemporary art community.
Every artist receives a stipend, and travel funds if necessary, for their time.
(This is based on a European model of economy, where artists receive incomes and commissions which are not solely based on market-value product.)
Once a week, a Guest Lecturer is invited to join the resident group for conversation and studio visits.
The residency artist core group decides collectively on a form which documents their time in residence – be it exhibition, film, happening, event, performance, podcast or other open form. Each year’s residency will carry forth a documentary book.