Harold Arts, a nonprofit, Chicago-based artist residency programs, is now accepting applications for Summer 2010. Sounds heavenly. Application details can be found below.

The Harold Arts Residency Program is an opportunity for artists and musicians to further their artistic goals and interact with like-minded individuals in a pastoral environment.  Situated in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio on the grounds of the Jeffers Tree Farm, the Harold Arts Residency Program provides a remote location with shared and individual studio facilities, comfortable accommodations, and chef-prepared meals.  Throughout each 11-day session, residents are offered a forum to develop new work alongside their contemporaries while enjoying lectures, performances, and workshops presented by our staff and visiting artists. Harold Arts aims to foster exchange and dialogue across artistic disciplines while offering a platform for the production and dissemination of new works.

Attending the annual residency program opens the door to an array of opportunities for both artists and musicians. Musicians attending the residency will have the chance to collaborate with our staff in producing an annual compilation record, in addition to other projects administered by our creative partners, Captcha Records,  Sundmagi Records, and Vosotros. Visual artists attending the residency will find themselves within a matrix of working artists and cultural producers, devising curatorial projects to be deployed nationally throughout the year.  All residents are also invited to participate in our annual multimedia arts festival, Harvest, in Chicago each fall.  New to the residency are two thematic sessions led in partnership with DFLUX and threewalls.

An application with complete information about our programs can be found on our website:  haroldarts.org

Please submit applications by May 15th. Contact info@haroldarts.org with questions.

You will be notified on the status of your application by May 31st.

Harold Arts is a 501(c)3 arts organization based in Chicago, IL, devoted to fostering the collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors of emerging and mid-career artists.

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.