Welcome to the TRANSIT ANTENNA Artist in Residence Program
The TRANSIT ANTENNA Artist in Residence Program is a multi-faceted initiative designed to provide contemporary artists with opportunities to travel beyond their means, collaborate on site-specific projects and allow unvarnished experiences of nomadic, off grid life to inform their art practices. Utilizing our signature capability of being able to stay put or shoot across the continent as the need arises, the TRANSIT ANTENNA Artist in Residence Program combines the best aspects of established AIR programs into a flexible prospect that is both compelling and dexterous.
The TRANSIT ANTENNA Artist in Residence Program, rather than being hosted by a cultural or educational institution, takes place on the road and/or at a pre-disclosed location of your choosing. Within reason we will always try to accommodate any request we deem to be valid.
In response to an actively shifting paradigm TRANSIT ANTENNA crews draw on ancestral ingenuity and ‘space-age’ technologies to demonstrate experimental, alternative life models in the hope of empowering those who wish to live differently. By participating in our residency you will be forced to confront what it means to exist outside of infrastructure, yet continue to survive in and intersect contemporary society.
Successful applicants will be assigned to a Transit Antenna crew. The crew will be responsible for providing two meals a day, storage, options of basic accommodations for the duration of the residency and will be on hand to collaborate and/or employ their resourcefulness in the acquisition of materials, permits etc.
Work produced in relation to the residency may take any format, including parasitizing the dedicated website. Artists in residence are encouraged to blog about their experience and/or use the dedicated website to showcase work produced in relation to the residency.
Aside from an initial application fee the TRANSIT ANTENNA Artist in Residence Program is FREE, however, additional funds may be requested if stipulations in the application are considered extraordinary.
In preparation for their residency, successful applicants are required to make their own way to the location of their designated crew, however, depending on the location of that crew at the time of the residency, efforts will be made to rendezvous and taxi.
Unless specified, the TRANSIT ANTENNA Artist in Residence Program runs for the duration of two weeks. Concessions are made based on applications.
In addition to documentation of their residency, successful applicants can expect to have their applications, headshots and an introductory interview published here.
Note: Access to the Internet varies from crew to crew. While crews might be able to provide Internet it is not guaranteed. Furthermore, access to crew’s personal computers should not be expected.
Warning: Space is limited. Privacy is a luxury rarely afforded. Facilities are basic. For more details please contact info at transitantenna dot com
How to apply:
It's so easy its boring. Download the Application Form (also below), fill it out and email it with a headshot, an image of your most recent work, and if applicable an image illustrating your intent to info at transit antenna dot com. Then make a $40 payment via PayPal to the same email address. Please be sure to state your name on the payment.
NEXT DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: (To Be Announced).
Applications are evaluated by a panel of TRANSIT ANTENNA alumni and crew.
Applications may be sent to info at transitantenna dot com.
Note: Please use subject heading "RESIDENCY APPLICATION" and please ensure to bring any special dietary/health requirements to our attention.
DOWNLOAD the Application Form HERE
DOWNLOAD a printable PDF version HERE
Proposal: The evolution of architecture is slow in comparison to technology due to the former’s outdated infrastructure. To its credit, technology is increasingly smaller and more nomadic, whereas architecture is bound to rigid aggregates of pipes in many cases dating back to the Industrial Revolution. Inefficiency and decay of this aging ..read more