National Parks Arts Foundation
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Artist-in Residence Program (New Mexico)
September Artist in Residence Term: September 1st - September 29th, 2018
Application Deadline June 10th, 2018
ARTS RESIDENCY IN AZTEC, NM
THE AZTEC RUINS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PUEBLOAN-CHACOAN CULTURAL LINKAGE.
January 10th, 2018
Alternates Announcement Date: June 30th, 2018
Public Programming: (Lecture/workshop/presentation)
Given once per term, TBD
The National Parks Arts
Foundation (NPAF) in association with Aztec Ruins National Monument of the
National Park Service now offers a RESIDENCY in northwest New Mexico. Aztec
Ruins National Monument is a tightly clustered Chacoan complex made up of a
Pueblo, a reconstructed Great Kiva and plaza and several close-by ceremonial
ruins. Pueblo tradition claims this settlement as an important waypoint in the
ancient settlement of the Rio Grande Valley. Aztec Ruins is hidden away in tree
filled hills near the Animas River and the picturesque town of Aztec, NM. This
is the perfect time of year to experience this amazing area.
The One-month September residency
is open to all Classic & New Media Artists. So, Video Art, Installation,
Collage, Photo-manipulation, Sound Sculpture, Performance, Dance, Screendance,
are encouraged, anything that can free the mind, give insight and still connect
people to the Monument experience in tangible and intangible ways. Please email
us if you have specific questions about your project.
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Friends of
Aztec Ruins National Monument will be providing MOBILE HOUSING with amenities
hookup at the RV camp of the Monument. There is currently no studio.
The artist-in-residence will also
be granted a venue for at least one Public Presentation of a workshop, lecture
or concert at the Monument’s Visitor’s Center. If artists would like to propose
more Monument and visitor or community engagement in the form of more
workshops, lectures or anything above and beyond these parameters we encourage
you to go into these specifics in your application submission.
ABOUT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL
MONUMENT. Founded as an Antiquities Monument in 1923. Though a separate
administrative unit, it received its’ UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in
1987 as part of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park designation. The
Monument is located in the beautiful Animas River Valley, and is close to the
scenic Colorado Border. The town of Aztec has all of your necessities and more
for daily life. Aztec Ruins is approximately 30 minutes from the closest bigger
city, Farmington, and three hours from Albuquerque.
In addition to their residency,
the selected artist will have the opportunity to present lectures and workshops,
exhibit their art and may donate art inspired by their stay in the Monument to
Aztec Ruins National Monument or National Parks Collections, through the NPAF.
This program aims to fulfill and exceed goals for Park Arts Programs as
indicated in the NPS guiding document issued for the Centennial of the Park Service.
NPAF will also be partnering with other partners, the National Park Service,
park partners such as the Friends of Aztec Ruins, recognized museums,
galleries, schools and underserved peoples organizations to cross-promote Aztec
Ruins National Monument Artist in Residence Program, locally nationally and
The National Parks Arts
Foundation (NPAF) in association with The Aztec Ruins National Monument of the
National Park Service now offers RESIDENCIES in the Aztec Ruins National
MOBILE HOUSING will be provided by the Friends of Aztec Ruins National Monument nearby at the Monument's RV/Camping Area. There will be a hook up and amenities for the RV/Trailer.
Open to all Classic & New
THIS RESIDENCY FOCUSES ON BOTH CLASSIC & NEW MEDIA.
Please attach the following :
1. Image Samples or video (3-7 images or 12 images or 1
video/audio (3 min.), depending on payment choice above).
2. Project Proposal Summary * see description below*
3. CV or Resume
4. Biography (3,000 characters or less)
Label each like: NPAF_AZRUAIR2017_(your last name)_(file
* Please include any other relevant information or main
points we should know about your work and process.
** Project Proposal Summary: Please describe your planned
project and working method addressing the following questions and anything else
we may need to know, relevant to your project: (4000 characters or less)
VIDEO SUBMISSION is strongly encouraged for all
performance-based work, but also may be used to show the range of a series of
visual artworks. Be aware that HD video compression is probably not the best
way to show off nuances in art work.
QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS IN THE PROPOSAL
* These are simply recommended questions to address. What YOU think is important needs to be addressed in your proposal.
What is your artistic area of expertise?
How do you plan to present your work through a public
presentation/workshop/lecture or concert ?
How do you feel being at the Monument and Scenic Northern
New Mexico will further your work ?
Why do you feel the monument, with with its unique access to
Chacoan Cultures and vibrant history would be a good fit for your work and
process reflecting monument aspects, inspired by monument resources ?
How do you feel the public will benefit from your artwork
being on display or performed in the monument venue as well as museum and
What help or equipment do you need/expect from other people?
All terms herein may change and are subject on the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed, changed or cancelled, to which NPAF, NPS and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible. All AiR participants may be required to accept further conditions contracts and agreements including but not limited to; back-ground checks, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer-in-the-park (VIP) artist contract and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the National Park Service, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires. All funding is subject to U.S and international laws.