photos of 2014 Alembic Artists by Chelsea Petrakis
Alembic = apparatus used in alchemy or distilling. The word “alembic” is also used metaphorically for anything that refines or transmutes, as if by distillation (as in “the alembic of creative thought”).
PWNW || LAD is proud to announce that, with the continued support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation SEED Grant, we are entering into year three of the Alembic Resident Artist Program.
Alembic Resident Artist Program
Three Portland-area artists or artist groups working in original and contemporary time-based performance whose work engages a strong movement, body or dance-based component, will receive 80 hours of studio time to be used between January 15 and December 15, 2015. Additional time once the 80 hours is reached can be rented at $5-6/hr through December 2015.
The artists will share the results of their studio time with each other, the panel and invited friends at least twice. Depending on the interests and energies of the artists, and the timing of any results from their R&D, a weekend of work may be presented in the fall of 2015.
Application Process: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following attachments.
1. Bio (up to 400 words) Include any website, blog or other links where you virtually reside/create/live
2. Essay: You and your making (up to 600 words)
Note the relationship between the following questions and the panel’s Criteria for Selection.
3. Work Sample– up to 2 samples of continuous selection from a work (no short clips as in promo reels) of previous or in-progress work, 10 minutes total. YouTube or Vimeo links only–or possibly some other online platform. No DVDs.
5. Recommended panelists [optional]: Feel free to recommend a Portland artist, arts writer, curator from performance, visual or media arts.