One Truth, Many Lies: A New View of Art & Natural History Collections, a new Artist Residency Program at the California Academy of Sciences is seeking applications from West Coast visual artists for residencies in the spring/summer of 2014.
Deadline to enter December 13, 2013
Goals of the Residency
- To connect visual artists and museum visitors in a lively discussion of the intersection of art and science;
- To create programming and artwork that focuses on novel use of natural history collections as part of the artistic process.
- To increase collections use by nontraditional communities;
- To provide access to natural history library and research collections for artists to utilize in the creation of a body of work.
Selected artists will be required to present two programs during their residency, at least one of which must be a public educational program: A lecture or demonstration designed for the museum floor with general audiences in mind; And a hands-on workshop or other class offered free of charge to the public, and optimized for individuals to create and work collaboratively with the visiting artist. Programs will be arranged at scheduled times Thursdays through Sundays.
Significantly, artists will have at least one day to interact with researchers at the Academy and work with the research collections housed in the Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability.
For more information about the residency and how to apply go to: http://research.calacademy.org/opportunities/OTML