Art Klub Residencies
The Art Klub offers residencies to artists of all disciplines. We request a minimum of 3 weeks, with a maximum of up to 3 months at a time.
We are accepting proposals detailing the artist's background and goals for time spent at the Art Klub, and we encourage community outreach while in residency. Time frames and residency fees are negotiable based on needs of artist in terms of space and support. Communication is key!
If you're interested in a residency, please complete and submit the residency proposal here!
Artist-in-Residence: Studio Habeas Corpus
Habeas Corpus is a research & design studio focused on materiality and the body through dress, architecture, dance, & history. It is organized as an absolute monarchy, currently ruled by Faune Stevens. Its headquarters have just been moved to New Orleans.
Studio Habeas Corpus will embark upon a free-form exploration of the textile histories of New Orleans & Louisiana, revolving primarily around cotton and indigo. Traces of past local industries & their cohort of human & environmental exploitation, mirroring the current fast fashion world and its own cohort of human & environmental exploitation. The possibility of mending and creating new garments for ourselves, the possibility of healing through fiber & color, both literally and metaphorically.
Artist-in-Residence February/March 2018: Chandler Thomas
Thomas manipulates materials of her personal history to display transformations in her identity and persona. She items materials of significance, such as her discarded underwear, T-shirts of past lovers, etc., and performs blending body and material through actions including arm-knitting herself into cocoons or “macrame-ing” herself into particular position.
Artist-in-Residence March 2018: Marije Nie
Tap dancer | Choreographer | Connector
This year I have received an artist grant from the Amsterdam Art Fund which enables me to travel and exchange with other artists. In the course of this grant I have lived, worked and studied in Denmark, Poland and Portugal, and am now planning trips to Bali and Cuba. And now I am coming to New Orleans!
While in New Orleans I will be setting up artist exchanges with local individuals that work in theatre, dance and music. The exchanges can be artistic, but can also be an exchange of thoughts and experiences (artistic, social and economical experiences) around art projects connected to social change, community building or personal artistic biography.
I will be screening my short films and combining that with a tap performance including local musicians / dancers. I am interested to work with any musicians, but especially in those that find a distinctly personal approach to their work.
Dance Company in Residence 2017: Artivism Dance Theatre
Artivism Dance Theatre aims to generate discussions among our audiences using dance theatre to open a dialogue around important social issues. We work with current issues without having a particular demographic in mind through which to view such issues and without a specific agenda of political issues in which to tackle. We believe that dance and theatre have the ability to speak across culture, age, ability, and background like nothing else and our passion for this work is the inspiration for Artivism Dance Theatre. Our goal is to build a company where artists can articulate their intellectuality and intellectuals can express their artistry; where one does not have to be separate from the other.