Artist-in-Residence

Artist-in-Residence

Deadline for applications for this unique position is noon on October 24, 2016

Submit applications and inquiries to art@stbenedicstable.ca 

 

saint benedict’s table (sbt) is a Christian community within the Anglican tradition that highly values the place of the arts in the life of faith. The artist-in-residence position is an outward expression of this value and is a tangible way we support and cultivate the work of the artist in our midst.

The artist-in-residence is a lay ministry leader, reporting to the arts committee, with the role of artistic creation, spiritual development, and the nurturing of the artistic life of our community.

Roles and Responsibility

  • Spend most of your time doing the thing you were called to.  Explore and create.
  • Spend some of your time processing your exploration and creation with somebody from saint benedict’s table (sbt).
  • Find yourself a “listener” who will journey with you over the year and be a sounding board (someone who understands the tension of being a Christian in a contemporary world).
  • Spend part of your time thinking about how you can share your expression with the body of sbt. This will include attending arts committee meetings and artist network gatherings, as well as potentially offering workshops, lectures, sharing your work in the context of worship, or at a gathering of your own design.

Qualifications

  • Recognized attendance at the public worship of sbt for no less than 8 months.
  • Substantial experience and demonstrated expertise in an area of artistic work or expression.
  • A commitment to artistic, spiritual and theological development and growth.
  • A willingness to work collaboratively and cooperatively.
  • An appreciation of the Christian faith as expressed in the Anglican context.
  • Preference will be given to someone who works in a different medium than the previous artist-in-residence.

The focus for this residency is process and reflection. If you want to create a piece out of this year (such as a book, album or sculpture) we encourage you to apply for a grant through the sbt arts fund at or near the completion of your term.

Term: 1 year (non-renewable) Beginning at Advent 2016

Compensation: $400/month honorarium (based on approximately 20 hours/month).

To apply for this position submit:

  • A cover letter explaining why you would make a suitable candidate.
  • A resume listing relevant artistic and mentoring work (including publications, exhibitions, performances and volunteer positions, etc.)
  • A short portfolio that demonstrates expertise in an artistic field.

Deadline for applications for this unique position is noon on October 24, 2016. Submit applications and inquiries to arts@stbenedicstable.ca

 

 

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