Cannonball (formerly LegalArt) is now accepting applications for its Visiting Residency Program.
The Visiting Residency Program provides a platform for cultural producers to think, conduct research, produce new work, engage the local art community, and develop professional relationships in Miami.
Who is eligible: Artists of all disciplines, curators, arts writers, scholars, museum professionals, and other cultural producers based outside of Miami-Dade County.
Duration: One-to-three months per resident. We are now accepting proposals for September 15, 2013 through January 4, 2015.
What it includes: Selected Residents receive a free, fully-furnished live/work space for the duration of the residency period, which includes full use of the residency floor, free Internet and Wi-Fi access, all utilities, and one free parking space. Towels and bed linens are provided. All residents share a full kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, and dining and lounge areas. Cannonball will cover round-trip travel expenses up to $500.
Visiting Residents also receive technical and administrative support when needed and have free, unlimited access to Cannonball’s programs, including LegalLink and SeminArt. Cannonball staff work with Residents to locally source additional resources as needed and facilitate project development, research, and community outreach. If you have special needs or allergies, please include them in your application. No pets allowed.
Application Deadline: August 12, 2013 | Midnight (EST)
Cannonball’s Residency is a hybrid, multi-disciplinary program that empowers Miami’s cultural producers and sustains the city’s position as a hotbed for contemporary art by infusing the community with artists and arts professionals from around the globe. In an effort to create a new model of cultural exchange in a city popular for its beaches, night life, and art fairs, the residency program offers artists the first, formal live/work environment in Miami. The primary focus of the residency program is two-fold: 1) provide long-term, affordable live/work space for Miami artists and 2) offer national/international artists, scholars, designers, and other cultural producers year-round opportunities to research, create new work, and respond to issues at stake in South Florida.
Founded in October 2010 and generously supported by major grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Residency is comprised of seven live/work spaces. Five of the studio spaces are dedicated to yearlong residencies for Miami artists and cultural producers, while two are for one-to-three month residencies by visiting national/international artists, curators, writers, scholars, museum professionals, designers, and other cultural producers. Hosting approximately 17 residents per year, Cannonball compliments the residency program with a broad menu of educational and professional development services for residents. Through organized programs such as LegalLink and SeminArt, residents can 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, residents receive technical and administrative support as needed from Cannonball staff.
Housed in a former warehouse built in 1924, Cannonball 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 Cannonball’s administrative offices and program space. Cannonball utilizes the building’s ground-floor lobby as a temporary project space for residency and guest artists.
Cannonball is located at 1035 North Miami Avenue in downtown Miami. The transitional, urban neighborhood is home to commercial, residential, and cultural activities, including restaurants, bars, and night clubs. The cultural landscape is rooted by established arts organizations, such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Perez Art Museum Miami (opening December 2013), and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). These amenities, coupled with nearby artist-run studios and exhibition spaces, enrich the live/work experiences of Cannonball’s residents.