CALL FOR PROPOSALS – ORAL HISTORIES PROJECT

May 11th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

A CALL FOR PROPOSALS – LOCAL STORIES—AN ORAL HISTORIES PROJECT

Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs announces its second Artists Residency program

Application deadline: June 8, 2010 – Apply Now

Nonstop Institute seeks proposals for its upcoming residency program Local Stories—An Oral Histories Project. The selected projects will incorporate an oral history (or histories) grounded in the lived experience of Yellow Springs and neighboring locales and can be expressed in a range of art disciplines and presentation formats. The proposals can be focused through subjects including but not limited to a person, a neighborhood, a period of history, or any of a community’s shared natural, cultural and civic resources. Application deadline is June 8, 2010.

The final installations can be 2-d or 3-d work, media-based, text-based, performative, interactive or combinations of these ways of engaging subject matter and audiences. The four selected residency artists (can also include documentarians, writers, cultural geographers, others involved with oral histories) will have access to workspace at Nonstop for 7 weeks starting June 14. Opportunities for dialogue among residency artists and producers is an important component of this on-site residency project. The final projects will be installed and exhibited in Nonstop’s spaces in early August, using either a section of Nonstop’s 2000 sq ft exhibition space or its virtual website space. Components of the projects can also occur as a performance or screening in Nonstop’s main space.

Local Stories—An Oral Histories Project invites applications by artists and documentarians working the southwestern Ohio region and will consider proposals by producers at any stage of their careers. Project jurying will be based on both the specific proposal for Local Stories—An Oral Histories Project and examples of past work. Four proposals will be selected, and at least two of the four will be current residents of Yellow Springs. Each artist selected will receive up to $150 for supplies. Further information and application forms will be available starting May 13 at this webpage.

This project is made possible in part by the generous support of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

For further information please contact Chris Hill at 937- 767-2327 or chris.hill@nonstopinstitute.org .