LA PRÁCTICA RESIDENCY

CURATORIAL & ART WRITING FELLOWSHIP

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING UPDATE TO NLS RESIDENCIES:
NLS is now accepting applications for the Winter 2021/2022 International Art Residency and the Curatorial and Art Writing Fellowship. The deadline for applications is August 10, 2021.



TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021
OPEN CALL
2022 INTERNATIONAL WINTER ART RESIDENCY






NLS is now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 International Winter Art Residency and the Curatorial and Art Writing Fellowship

The 10-week International Winter Art Residency provides an 800 square ft studio space, housing for international artists, and a solo exhibition at the end of the residency. Find application here.

The Curatorial & Art Writing Fellowship is a 5-month long mentorship program geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories. Accepted applicants are awarded a work stipend of JMD $300,000 as well as a publication stipend. Find application here.

The deadline for applications to both programmes is August 10, 2021

NLS 2021 programming is made possible in part through a partnership with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development Next Generation Programme.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020
ADA M. PATTERSON
CURATORIAL & ART WRITING FELLOW
NOVEMBER 2020 - MAY, 2021




Ada M. Patterson is awarded the NLS 2020 Curatorial and Art Writing Fellowship. The Fellowship is a 5-month long mentorship program supporting a project proposed by the fellow. The Curatorial and Art Writing Fellowship is geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories. Patterson will be mentored by Daniella Rose King (Adjunct Curator, Caribbean Diasporic Art, Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, Tate, UK) and a supporting committee of regional cultural practitioners and academics comprised of Amanda McIntyre (Writer, Trinidad and Tobago), Dave Williams (Choreographer, Trinidad and Tobago), Jovante Anderson (Writer, Jamaica) and Ronald Cummings (Assistant Professor, Brock University).

Patterson proposes collaboration and intimate engagement with a divergence of queer performance practices in Barbados, between film, writing and conversation. Through these media Patterson aims to address the dichotomy between invisibility as a means of agency or mobility, versus bodies otherwise queered invisible or marked for social death. Considered through the shattered lens of crisis, Patterson’s work examines the precarious and crisis-(dis)oriented conditions which both underpin and undermine queer performance practices in Barbados.

ABOUT THE FELLOW
Ada M. Patterson received their Masters of Education in Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and their Bachelors of Fine Art with honours from Central Saint Martins, London, UK. Their solo exhibitions include The Whole World is Turning at TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Things You Threw in the Gully at Roodkapje Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their Curatorial and pedagogical work includes Wukshop: Kanga for the Present, Wukshop: Magic Portals at Tender Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Plastic Love Island at Roodkapje Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their published writing includes Catching Their Rhythm: On Shimmer Rotterdam in Metropolis M; A-Z of Caribbean Art, Robert & Christopher Publishers, Trinidad & Tobago;...and my intentions are never fixed: On Frank Bowling, in Sugarcane Magazine; and ...only a Fool looks at the finger: On the 10th Berlin Biennale, Sugarcane Magazine. Past residencies include Hamburger Community of Art in Roodkapje Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2019 and Studium Witte de With: Parallel Curriculum at Witte de With in Rotterdam, Netherlands, as well as Alice Yard, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

NLS 2020 programming is made possible in part through a partnership with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development Next Generation Programme.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
CURATORIAL & ART WRITING FELLOWSHIP

The Curatorial/Art Writing Intensive is a 5-month long mentorship program geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories.

This program aims to develop diverse curatorial practices with a strong research and writing foundation equipping young curators to work on future projects at larger institutions and in their own initiatives, thereby generating an archive on specific concerns and artists of focus.

For the program one young mentee will be selected per year to work with a professional curatorial mentor and advisory committee in the development of the mentee’s project addressing one or more of the following themes:

- Gender: Ecology/Environment
- Gender: Economy
- Gender: Politics/Space

Advisory committee: Daniella Rose King (Adjunct Curator, Caribbean Diasporic Art, Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, Tate, UK). Rose King, Amanda T. McIntyre (Writer, Trinidad and Tobago), Dave Williams (Choreographer, Trinidad and Tobago), Jovante Anderson (Writer, Jamaica) and Ronald Cummings (Assistant Professor, Brock University)
Awarded applicants will receive:
- Work stipend of JMD $300,000
- Publication and exhibition budget
- Professional development from an experienced mentor
- Access to Creative Sounds audio recording studio for podcast recording
- Project space for the final project execution
- Space for panel discussion

Deadline: March 31, 2020
This program is funded in part by the Prince Claus Fund For Culture Next Generation Partnership.

 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019
CURATORIAL & ART WRITING FELLOW
JUNE - NOVEMBER 2019



Ania Freer's six month curatorial fellowship culminates in a group exhibition that presents the unique craft practices and oral histories of seven artists working across Jamaica outside of mainstream knowledge. The exhibition will bring together the work of Albert St. John Phipps, Kemel Leeford Rankine, Cecil "Bingy" Smith, Racquel Brown, Alexander "Bamboo King" Dempster, Jeffett "Georgie" Strachan and Jennifer "Eighty" Stewart who work in media and practices ranging from basket weaving and crochet to sign painting and wood carving. Through her curatorial project, Freer aims to create a space of equitable commerce and an alternative system of understanding the cultural and economic value of these makers and their practices, as well as the social contexts and pressures in which they have developed their work and continue to exist.

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Ania Freer is a documentary filmmaker based in Kingston, Jamaica whose practice centers on creating equitable systems of representation and commerce for indigenous craft makers and artists, most recently with the project Goat Curry TV during which she traveled across Jamaica archiving oral histories. Freer's work is currently on exhibit in the 2019 Summer Exhibition, National Gallery of Jamaica (Kingston, Jamaica).

Ania Freer's NLS curatorial and art writing fellowship was supported by the following committee members: Dr. Erica James, assistant professor, University of Miami and editorial committee member for Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism; Henry Murphy, art production coordinator, Friends of the High Line; Raphael Fonseca, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Niteroi; and Rosanna McLaughlin, art editor, The White Review and Nicole Smythe-Johnson, writer and curator, Austin, TX/ Kingston, Jamaica.

NLS 2019 programming is made possible in part through a partnership with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development Next Generation Programme.

 
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2018
CURATORIAL/ART WRITING FELLOWSHIP

NLS is pleased to announce the inauguration of The Curatorial/Art Writing Fellowship, a 5-month long mentorship program geared towards addressing the dearth of archival scholarship on the work of artists in Jamaica and the Caribbean by empowering young writers and curators with the tools to write these histories.

This program aims to develop diverse curatorial practices with a strong research and writing foundation equipping young curators to work on future projects at larger institutions and in their own intitiatives, thereby generating an archive on specific concerns and artists of focus.

For the program one young mentee will be selected per year to work with a professional curatorial mentor and advisory committee in the development of the mentee’s project addressing one or more of the following themes:

- Gender: Ecology/Environment
- Gender: Economy
- Gender: Politics/Space

Adivsory committee: Dr. Erica James, assistant professor, University of Miami and editorial committee member for Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism; Henry Murphy, art production assistant, Friends of the High Line; Raphael Fonseca, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Niterói; and Rosanna McLaughlin, art editor, The White Review.

Awarded applicants will receive:
- Work stipend of JMD $300,000
- Publication and exhibition budget
- Professional development from an experienced mentor
- Access to Creative Sounds audio recording studio for podcast recording
- Project space for the final project execution
- Space for panel discussion

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
Open call: December 29, 2019
Deadline: February 19, 2019


This program is funded in part by the Prince Claus Next Generation Partnership.




WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
SURVEY OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN JAMAICA IN 2015 - 2018

THIS STUDY IS CLOSED

Results will be published in August 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us at
info@NLSkingston.org.


 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF VISUAL ART IN JAMAICA IN 2015 - 2018

THIS STUDY IS CLOSED

Results will be published in August 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us at
info@NLSkingston.org.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
SURVEY OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN JAMAICA IN 2015 - 2018

THIS STUDY IS CLOSED

Results will be published in August 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us at
info@NLSkingston.org.


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
STUDY OF VISUAL ARTISTS IN JAMAICA IN 2012

VIEW RESULTS OF STUDY

Of the 64 working artists in Jamaica who participated in the 2012 study, the majority lived in Kingston (66.7%) while 22.7% resided in other parts of the country. A diverse group of artists working in various mediums and disciplines were represented in the study. Artists in the study identified as one or more of the following: photographer, videographer, sculptor, performance artist, computer/digital artists, and painters. Only a few of these artists claimed to be self-taught, with 55.3% reporting to have been academically trained.

Of the participants, 81.7% reported exhibiting only once or less than once per year. read more...