CATAPULT Stay Home Artist Residency for Caribbean Artists (Remote)

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Kingston Creative, Fresh Milk and the American Friends of Jamaica | The AFJ introduce CATAPULT | A Caribbean Arts Grant – a group of six new initiatives supporting Caribbean Creatives. These funding opportunities will increase the visibility of over 1000 Caribbean-based artists, creatives and cultural practitioners to global audiences, provide much needed financial support, and develop the creative skills of artists. Now more than ever in light of COVID-19, it is critical to think about artists having an online presence, valuing the work of Caribbean artists, and enabling their growth.

The Stay Home Artist Residency will provide opportunities for 24 cultural practitioners to be supported while safely remaining in their studios/work-spaces, each of whom will receive a $3000 USD stipend to produce work over a two-month period.

The residencies will run on a staggered basis from September through December 2020. The support offered by the Stay Home Residency grant is targeted specifically at cultural practitioners without a permanent work affiliation, or whose main or sole source of income is from their creative/artistic output. The programme targets individuals exploring the critical key themes of culture, human rights, gender, LGBTQIA+, and climate justice which are so relevant to the region.

Emerging, mid-career, and established creatives working in one or several of the following fields are invited to apply: visual arts, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, performance, photography, new media, film and animation, curatorial practice, and literature. Applicants must be nationals of a Caribbean country and/or be based full-time in the Caribbean region.

Deadline: 21 August 2020

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