ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
BALDWIN’S ROOM is an initiative that invites artists into the forest where they are free to work on their art in safe spaces. My aim is to support these artists’ artistic expressions and their self-care.
From January 18, 2017 to March 1, 2017, BALDWIN’S ROOM organized it’s inaugural short residency in Johannesburg, South Africa, inviting 6 artists to develop work throughout the city and country. Each participant was able to utilize the space for 1 week. While there was no theme, we asked the artists to use South Africa as a point of departure.
With this residency, BALDWIN’S ROOM wants to encourage valuable exchanges among the artists and build lasting artistic camaraderie. It is likely that two artists will share the open space during their week.
We are excited to see what each artist will produce during their residency, but more excited to see how working in this beautiful and natural space can benefit in the artistic process. By means of this, the location can be seen as a restriction or a possibility.
ABOUT THE SPACE:
Located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the fully furnished space is complete with:
1 Loft Room
Wood Burning Stove
The nearby community is vibrant, awe inspiring, and beautiful. All of it is welcoming, warm, and ready to lend a hand in the creation of outstanding work.
DISCIPLINES & MEDIA:
Food (Yes, Food)
DURATION OF THE RESIDENCY:
1 Week. Wednesday to Wednesday.
NUMBER OF ARTIST RESIDENTS AT ONE TIME:
Up To Three.
We are completely independent from public funds, so we rely on residents’ contributions of $300 for the entire week to support the program. This includes:
Transportation (To & From ATL Airport If Needed)
EXPECTATIONS OF THE ARTIST:
To leave behind one creation, old or new, to be used in the the space.
Send the following to Darnell.Walker@Me.Com:
1. Brief bio, no more than 100 words, about who you are as an artist and a human and why you want to be a resident in this program. Also:
A. Take a blank sheet of paper. Do with this page what you wish. Your only limitations are the boundaries of this page. You don’t have to submit anything, but we hope you will use your imagination. Attach the photo.
B. Why shouldn’t you be chosen for this program (yes, you read that properly)?
2. Submit up to 5 samples of your work.
3. Name, Email Address, Phone #.
4. Date Preferences & Back Up Dates In Case First Choice Fills.
May 9 – 13
June 6 – 10