The Visiting Residency program at LegalArt offers national and international cultural producers – artists, curators, art writers, scholars, museum professionals, etc. – up to three month residencies in Miami, Florida. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach to research and production, the program is strategically designed to facilitate collaboration and cross-pollination of diverse ideas and perspectives among residents. Moreover, the program encourages residents to fully integrate into the city by engaging community members, establishing professional relationships, and considering real issues at stake in Miami and South Florida. Residents are also welcome to propose programs, such as readings, panel discussions, performances, exhibitions, or off-site interventions, that are free and open to the public.
Each resident is provided a free, fully furnished live/work studio; a travel stipend; one dedicated parking space; technical and program administrative support; and shares a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and dining and lounge areas.
Application deadline to attend in 2013: October 1, 2012
Founded in October 2010 and generously supported by major grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Artist Residency is comprised of seven live/work spaces. Five of the studio spaces are dedicated to yearlong residencies for Miami artists, while two are for two-to-three month residencies by visiting national/international artists and curators, arts writers, scholars, museum professionals, and other cultural producers. Hosting approximately 17 residents per year, LegalArt compliments the residency program with a broad menu of educational and professional development services for artists. Through organized programs such as LegalLink and SeminArt, artists participate in monthly workshops, presentations, and one-on-one consultations with attorneys, gallerists, and arts professionals, empowering them with the tools and knowledge to elevate their careers. In addition, residency artists receive technical and administrative support as needed from LegalArt staff.
Housed in a former warehouse built in 1924, LegalArt is conveniently located in downtown Miami, Florida. Residents occupy the third floor of the building, which was renovated by artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, partners at Snarkitecture, New York. Each live/work studio (measuring approximately 600 square feet) is outfitted with polished concrete floors, large warehouse windows providing ample natural light, modern amenities, and one dedicated parking space. In addition to the seven residency studios, the third floor features communal kitchen, dining, and lounge areas designed as an open flex-space to facilitate organic movement, use, and interactions among users. The second floor is also designed with an open-floor plan and accommodates LegalArt’s administrative offices, research library, and program space. LegalArt also utilizes the building’s ground-floor lobby as a temporary project space activated by residency and guest artists.