October 2021 Fountainhead Residency
Miami, FL 33137
The October 2021 residency is dedicated to artists who were born outside of the United States and now live and work within its borders. At the core of Fountainhead’s mission is the belief that artists and their work can shift hearts and minds toward a more hopeful and equitable future. With that in mind, we initiated this thematic residency around the topic of immigration, generously sponsored by the Shepard Broad Foundation.
The goal of this residency is to connect artists and our community and bring forth the value of our unique and shared experiences. An important component to this residency is a willingness to share your story with people in our local community through intimate gatherings and public programs.
Visual artists over the age of 23 yrs of all race, religion, gender, and working in any medium are invited to apply. Three artists will be selected to take part in this residency from October 2-31, 2021.
A Miami-based residency with a global family of artists, The Fountainhead Residency has hosted over 430 visual artists from 47 countries, providing an environment to create, converse, inspire and be inspired outside the daily routines and traditional confines of their home life. Fountainhead seeks artists who are at a pivotal point in their career where time and space, connections and conversations with art professionals and an immersive and nurturing environment is just the catalyst needed.
In addition to creating work while in-residence; artists will engage with art and business professionals who will provide one-on-one advice and feedback, be provided free access to all museums and personalized tours of private collections, be introduced to artists and collectors in the community, attend openings and talks, and participate in a public open house. As part of this residency, artists will also be connected with organizations and community leaders working with immigrants and/or advocating on their behalf.
From the moment artists arrive they’re immersed in the visual beauty of Miami and the color and depth of the local community. Three artists live communally in a three bedroom, two bathroom 1950’s mid-century home flooded with natural light and the energy that comes with it. Each artist will have a private bedroom and shared bathroom. The home is located in the heart of Miami’s cultural community with most museums, galleries, private collections, alternative spaces and performing arts venues all within a seven-mile radius.
Studio space is semi-private and located within the home and attached garage. There are several large working walls, many table tops, a small outdoor area, sewing machine, projectors and basic tools.
All the basics of a home are provided including fully equipped kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer, sheets, towels, kitchen and bikes.
Application period: January 5 - February 21, 2021
Selection process: Applicants will be selected through a jury of alumni artists and arts professionals. Artists may be required to complete a phone interview.
Notification: Artists will be notified by March 25, 2020
Residency period: October 2 - 31, 2020
What is provided: Roundtrip airfare, communal living with two other artists, private bedroom with shared bathroom, semi-private studio space, the amenities of home including fully equipped kitchen, wifi, washer and dryer, sheets, towels, and bikes.
Artists are responsible for: Most meals, materials and some local transportation
What is expected: Artists are expected to invest in themselves. The work made while in residence does not need to be pre-defined. In addition to our regular programming including studio visits (virtual and in-person), dinners and a public open house, artists will take part in small gatherings and a public talk(s) hosted in partnership with local organizations Immigrant Powered and the Office of New Americans. Prior to leaving the Residency, artists will be asked to provide images and text that will be used to create a digital archive that will be shared with Shepard Broad Foundation, the sponsor of this Residency.
*Live outside of South Florida
*Been born outside of the United States
*Have been living and working in the United States for a minimum of 2 yrs.
*Be 23 yrs or older
*Be Proficient in English
*Have not previously completed a Fountainhead Residency
Arleene Correa Valencia, Artist and Fountainhead Alumni
Jennifer Inacio, Curator, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Larry Ossei Mensah, Independent Curator and Curator of the Athens Biennale