Postmarked Feb. 11, 2011:
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EIU Art Department
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
The Art Department at Eastern Illinois University along with the College of Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the the fourth year of the EIU Summer Sculpture Residency program. Designed to offer graduate level sculpture students the opportunity to design, construct and display a large scale sculpture this program offers a stipend for materials, funds for living expenses, a free apartment for use during the residency, 24 hour access to the new sculpture studio in the Doudna Fine Arts Center and the option of earning graduate academic credit. It is our goal to give currently enrolled graduate students in sculpture the opportunity to gain professional experience without the usual demand for an extensive portfolio, the catch-22 faced by so many talented young sculptors.
Once accepted into the residency program, sculptors will have two weeks in state-of-the-art facilities the following summer to produce the sculpture they have designed and install it on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
Each sculptor will be awarded $1,500.00 to cover the cost of all the materials, supplies and living expenses necessary to complete the proposed sculpture proposal at full scale. Assistants (students) may be available periodically throughout the residency but should not be counted on. The university will provide resources for installing the work on a site determined by the university.
The university will provide, at no cost, an efficiency apartment complete with a functional kitchen and utilities. The monetary award must cover all travel, food, and other personal expenses associated with the residency in addition to the sculpture materials and supplies.
The finished sculpture will remain on campus for two years when it must either be removed at the sculptor’s expense or transferred to the possession of Eastern Illinois University where it may be moved, stored or de-accessioned in accordance with University policy.
In the interest of public safety, the university has the right to remove any damaged sculpture in the absence of prompt and satisfactory repair by the artist.
Photos of the model and subsequent sculpture may be used in marketing, promotional, and educational materials by the university.
Eastern Illinois University is not liable for any claim, loss, theft, or damage of any kind during transportation of the sculpture. The university will provide insurance coverage while the sculpture is on display on campus and cannot be responsible for minor wear and tear resulting from normal public interaction or weather.
Eastern Illinois University will neither act as an agent nor charge a commission if the sculpture is sold during its exhibition on campus. However, the sculpture must remain in place until its scheduled time for removal. Purchase inquiries will be forwarded to the artist.
Any student currently enrolled in a recognized graduate level art program within a roughly 300 mile radius of Eastern Illinois University with a focus in sculpture and having successfully completed at least one year (30 semester hours or the equivalent) of their degree program by the end of May for the current academic year is eligible to apply.
Students who will have completed their graduate degree in sculpture by May of the current academic year are also eligible to apply.
Doudna Fine Arts Center - 1721
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
This residency/exhibition project is a Doudna Fine Arts Center New and Emerging Artists Series program presented in cooperation with the Eastern Illinois University Art Department, Graduate School, and Tarble Arts Center.