Postmarked Feb. 11, 2011:
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EIU Art Department
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
|November 15||Program announcement distributed|
|April-May||Removal or transfer of sculptures|
|February 11||Application postmark deadline|
|March 12||Selections announced on web site|
|April 16||Signed contracts due|
|May 15||Residencies begin|
|June 25||Residencies end|
|Fall - TBD||
EIU SSR Lecture
Applications that are complete and postmarked electronically by the stated deadline will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the sculpture professor, the Dean of the College of Art and Humanities (or his/her designee) and an outside professional noted for their experience in evaluating contemporary sculpture.
Selection will be based on a specific sculpture proposal. Required components are:
If you have questions, you may email them to Professor Jeff Boshart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Application materials will NOT BE RETURNED. Sculptors selected for a residency will have their application materials retained by the university. Applicants not selected will have their application materials properly disposed of at the end of the residency period.
The selection of sculptors will be announced on the web site according to the schedule. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, a selected sculptor cannot participate, alternates will be notified by email and/or telephone in as timely a manner as possible.
Sculptors will be assigned a residency time slot based on their prioritized choices and program needs. Assignments, once made, are final.
Selected sculptors will be expected to submit all required paperwork by the posted deadlines. Contracts must be signed and submitted on time.
Residencies begin on Sundays and conclude on Saturday, two weeks later. The sculpture must be completed within that time frame. Expenses incurred beyond the monies awarded by Eastern Illinois University are the sole responsibility of the sculptor.
Work must be of the highest quality design, materials, and construction able to withstand adverse weather conditions (high winds, rain, heat, and freezing temperatures) and an unsupervised general audience. It must be an original art piece that will be appropriate for a dense pedestrian environment. The work must be able to be secured to a concrete pad with anchor bolts unless otherwise pre-arranged and approved.
Any sculpture created not consistent with the model will be forfeit and residency funds must be reimbursed to the University.
The Tarble Arts Center will host a reception and public lecture focusing on the Residency following the completion of the two-year cycle. Details to be announced.
Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois, the county seat of Coles County, in east central Illinois. The city has a population of approximately 20,000. Two state highways, 16 and 130, go through Charleston and provide access to Interstates 57 and 70. Amtrak service is provided through Mattoon, 10 miles west of Charleston.
The University is accredited through the specialist level by the Commission on Institutions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs in Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The new Doudna Fine Arts Center is at the heart of Eastern's campus. The center is nearly 330,000 sq. feet; three times the size of the previous facilities and is the largest building on campus. The top of the theatre wing reaches 85 feet in height, making it among the highest points on campus. The Art Department is located in a new wing south of the existing, but completely renovated, Dvorak Concert Hall.
The Sculpture Studio is a state-of-the-art facility with a broad assortment of hand and power tools, woodworking equipment, welding and metal working equipment and an assortment of spaces in which to work. A foundry is planned but is NOT available for the residencies.
Charleston is a progressive city of over 21,000 persons located in East Central Illinois. Rich in the history of Abraham Lincoln, the city features a balance of industrial, agricultural, educational and cultural opportunity.
With its close proximity to large metropolitan areas*, access to recreational sites, business and employment opportunities, Charleston provides its citizens with a full range of living experiences that are generally found in much larger communities.
* Chicago-190 miles north; Indianapolis-130 miles east; St. Louis-140 miles west.