c3:WORKING LIBRARY RESIDENCY
The c3:Working Library Residency supports creative projects dealing in themes of publication, archive, and collection through the lens of artists of color.
Born of the c3 and Working Library incubator this collaborative residency will foster creatively driven projects exploring the notion of the library as a site of production, collection, social engagement, and scholarship
2017-2018 c3:WORKING LIBRARY RECIPIENTS
c3:WORKING LIBRARY RESIDENCY OPEN CALL
c3: WORKING LIBRARY OPEN CALL
Born of the c3 and Working Library incubator, this collaborative residency will foster creatively-driven projects exploring the notion of the library as a site of production, collection, social engagement, and scholarship. The 2017 residency is open to People of Color in Oregon and Washington and will support project ideas which seek to challenge and expand commonplace definitions of publication, archive and exhibition. The intention of the residency is to populate the library shelves, building on project source material, as the Working Library is to be imagined and constructed in part by you.
Proposed projects could ask questions such as; What is the role of the library in the evolving contemporary art scene? How does publishing manifest as an art practice? How can the shelves be a site of production? How can the library function as an inclusive and generative space for dialog and collective action? How can one engage and reposition the library’s systems and networks? What lives in a library other than books? How can research, ephemera, and experience manifest as material?
ACCEPTED RESIDENTS WILL RECEIVE
- 60 hrs of studio time within the span of 1-3 months; includes instruction, design, and production assistance for proposed project
- Residents can attend workshops free of cost (materials fees to come out of materials stipend)
- Materials stipend of up to $400
*The submission period has ended.
c3:initiative has selected Working Library (a project by Rory Sparks and Laura O'Quin) as the 2017 project incubator. Working Library was selected from a rigorous pool of applicants to independently occupy the c3 incubator space on the corner of North Chicago Ave and Lombard St. The project, beginning operations in February 2017, is home to a community amassed library, studio-run printing press, and bindery
THE WORKING LIBRARY
Working Library envisions the Library as both keeper of books and collections, and as a living, flexible platform for ideas. Of the many ways that currently exist to communicate, archive, and disseminate information, the book continues to provide a unique context. Working Library is asking questions – What is the role of the library in the evolving contemporary art scene? How does publishing manifest as an artist practice? How is the library a place of public voice?
Working Library is a cultural commons; a neighborhood “living room” in the spirit of placemaking. The project will engage the concept of a library through two threads; a site of production and a program for participation, purposefully engineering creative overlap.
The program space and workspace includes a printing press, bindery, and design studio.