University of Pennsylvania ArtsEdge Residencies--deadline April 15

ArtsEdge is a new collaborative residency project designed to encourage the careers of emergent writers and artists.

Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House, the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design, and Penn's Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) will subsidize the rent of a shared live/work space near Penn's campus for an emergent writer and artist. ArtsEdge aims to support the creative work of young artists and writers, create a live/work environment that will inspire interdisciplinary exploration, and enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers and artists to live and work here.

Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each writer/artist, living space, and close affiliation with the writing and artistic communities at Penn. During the course of their residencies, writers and artists will be encouraged to develop at least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one course at Penn in the spring semester.

Two residencies are available, one for a visual artist and one for a writer.

Each residency includes: a subsidized one-bedroom apartment, additional studio space, and (for qualified applicants) potential teaching in the spring semester.

Subsidized rent on each one-bedroom apartment (for which residents are responsible) is $400. Rent includes all utilities (except phone) and wireless internet. The Writers House, the Fine Arts Department, and FRES will subsidize remaining rent.

Lease is for 12 months.

Move in date: September 1.
To Apply

Submit letter of interest, CV, bio or artist statement, and portfolio (minimum: 10 pages of written work or 20 images (PDFs, PPTs, CDs, DVDs are all acceptable) to residencyproject@writing.upenn.edu.

Please include personal contact information and the names and contact information of at least two professional references.

If you would like to be considered to teach a course in the spring, please also submit a brief description of your teaching experience, qualifications, and the name and contact information for at least one referee who can describe your teaching qualifications.

Submissions may be made electronically, or sent to:

ArtsEdge Residency
Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Application deadline:
April 15, 2009

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