Résidence au Canada – Blueprint for Happiness

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Thematic residency: public art
Lead Artists: Heather & Ivan Morison, with guest Artists: Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna
Dates: July 13 – August 21, 2015
Apply by: March 18
Financial aid is available.

How does public art contribute to creative life? What is the role of an artist in urban environments? How do you impact and inspire creative communities? Blueprint for Happiness encourages artists to explore these questions and to identify how art in the public domain impacts the way that citizens engage with the environment around them.

What does the program offer?
Participants will have the opportunity and freedom to workshop ideas, designs, and prototypes for public art projects. Through studio visits with lead artists and visiting experts, short intense practical workshops, discussion groups, and art making, this program delves into the conceptual, practical and psychological considerations for working in the public realm: self-reflection, motivation, taking responsibility, consultation, conflict and resolution, and ultimately, confidence.

Who should apply?
Blueprint for Happiness is a residency for artists engaged in exploring creative practice outside of the gallery, especially those with aspirations to impact the broader public through creative output.  Artists from all mediums of visual arts practice including curators, architects and designers are encouraged to apply.