Pollock-Krasner Emergency Relief for Hurricane Sandy
Emergency Relief Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center Supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., as part of its Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund is collaborating with the Vermont Studio Center to assist visual artists who have experienced damage, losses, and/or displacement due to Hurricane Sandy by providing 4-week to 8-week studio residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Eligible professional visual artists can be working in any discipline and must reside in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York.
By providing a creative community of refuge in Vermont, these Pollock-Krasner/VSC residencies restore normalcy to a creative practice, ease the isolation that often accompanies displacement or disaster, and extend the “artists supporting artists” founding spirit of the Vermont Studio Center to those artists who were directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Impacts may include loss of work, loss of or damage to studio space, interruption of creative routine, or displacement.
Applications are accepted and awarded on a rolling basis with residencies scheduled beginning as early as January 2013.
Artists are asked to:
- Describe the damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy, how a VSC residency would provide relief, and the dates of VSC residency being requested.
- Submit a current resume/bio and link to artist website.
- Include any additional information or materials that would help determine eligibility (references, photos, etc.)
Email these materials as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. (http://www.pkf.org) was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock.
These Emergency Relief Residencies supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation are the latest addition to the Vermont Studio Center’s Displaced Artists Fund, established to assist artists and writers displaced by natural disasters and political upheaval worldwide. Since 2001, VSC’s Displaced Artists Fund has helped artists and writers affected by 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and Tropical Storm Irene.
For more information please visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org/displaced-artists-fund/.