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PlySpace Residency Call for Applications for Spring and Summer 2019

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: PlySpace
Deadline: Thu, November 1st, 2018

PlySpace ( is a funded artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest.

PlySpace is pleased to support practitioners in a variety of creative fields and facilitate access to a wide range of media-specific equipment and facility accommodations for individuals and teams working in areas including, but not limited, to painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, glass, metals, ceramics, performance, photography, video/film, time-based media, writing, poetry, theatre, non-object based practice, and social practice. All residents will have provisional access to the Ball State University School of Art facilities, with 24-hour access to personal studio spaces.

Each resident is expected to work with a community collaborative partner and complete a community-based project while in residence. This experience is meant to benefit the resident as well as the community of Muncie. The community project proposal is part of the application process, and projects should take up 5-10 hours of time per week in residence. For detailed information about the community collaboration aspect of the program, please see the community collaborative page on the website, as well as our previous resident pages.

Selected residents will be offered one of two types of residency: a position as a PlySpace Resident or as a PlySpace Resident Fellow. The type of residency offered will be determined by the Admissions Panel and Final Selection Committee during the admissions process. All residencies include living space, studio space, a $500 travel stipend for travel inside the US, and a $500 living stipend paid half upon arrival and half upon completion of the program. Resident Fellows are eligible for additional supply and project funding and will work directly with Ball State University as a community partner.

Residency terms are:

Spring Term: February 1, 2019 - May 1, 2019

Summer Term: June 1, 2019 - Sept 1, 2019

Deadline: ALL applications are due on November 1, 2018, by 11:59 PM.

Three individual artists or up to three collective applicants will be accepted for each residency term. Residents should choose a minimum stay of 4 weeks to a maximum stay of 12 weeks in any one term. Due to the combined application period for this coming Spring and Summer Terms, applicants can submit one application to be considered for either the Spring Term, the Summer Term, or both terms.  All applicants should clearly list their residency availability in the application. Resident Fellow applicants must plan a stay of no fewer than 9 weeks and indicate their interest in the fellowship in the application. Residents are free to negotiate their length of stay, start dates, and end dates within any single residency term.

There is no cost for lodging and studio space with the PlySpace Residency Program. Residents are expected to arrange their own travel and provide their own meals, supplies, and other personal expenses. PlySpace will arrange activities, dinners, and other events to complement the resident’s experience.

The non-refundable application fee is either $25 or $40, depending on the date of the application (earlier is better!). For the exact dates for each application fee, please see the Application Guidelines. The application fee cannot be waived and goes entirely toward funding PlySpace programs and projects. All applications should be submitted online through the website via Submittable. No applications will be accepted through email or post.

For detailed information about the PlySpace Residency Program, community collaborations, application instructions and guidelines, and frequently asked questions, please see the website at Questions can be directed to

Posted on Tue, October 9th, 2018
Expires on Thu, November 1st, 2018

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