I-Park Environmental Art Program

I-Park is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its third international, multi-disciplinary Environmental Art Biennale on September 10, 2011. This will be preceded by a 3-week residency that begins on August 23, 2011. This residency is exclusively for the artists who will be creating pieces for this event. The application deadline for the program is February 28, 2011.

I-Park’s interest in environmental goes back to its early years as an artists-in-residence program. Visual artists in particular were drawn to the rich, varied natural landscape existing at I-Park and were permitted to create modest pieces on the land. This evolved into a practice of active staff support and encouragement for more ambitious installations. In 2007, a separate residency session was created, devoted solely to the field of environmental art; a successful exhibition was held later that year.

I-Park now views environmental art as a multi-disciplinary field and also encourages inter-disciplinary collaborations. The artistic engagement of the site for this program can involve site-responsive aesthetic interventions, the creation of new outdoor spaces and environments, conceptual investigations and projects that re-imagine our relationship to nature.

Eligibility: Artists working in the following fields:

  • Environmental sculpture/installation
  • Landscape/garden design
  • Music composition, sound sculpture/design
  • Performance art
  • Written/spoken word/interpretation
  • Photography, video, moving image
  • Inter-disciplinary

Work Product:

  • All works must be original and must respond to the site in some considerable way
  • Physical site installations will be considered temporary

Independent jury evaluation of proposals
$2,000 per participant to cover artist’s fee and material costs
Limited transportation cost reimbursement is provided
Lodging and meal service provided during the residency

Ineligible to participate:

  • Artists who participated in the 2009 Environmental Art Biennale
  • Artists participating in other I-Park residency programs in 2011

Application process:

  • Online submission system
  • No application fee

Contact:
I-Park Foundation, Inc.
Agnes Miyuki
428 Hopyard Road
CT 06479 East Haddam
USA