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Artist Call – Exploring Engagement Artist-In-Residence Series

For San Diego artists

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) launches a series of interactive and public artist-in-residency programs carried out in non-traditional off-site locations throughout San Diego, California with an emphasis in North County. This project will encourage risk-taking residencies by regional contemporary artists and/or artist collaboratives with high levels of public engagement and public art making. With this residency series OMA strives to blur the lines between art and life through the process of active participation vs. passive observation. The Exploring Engagement Residency Project is supported by a major two-year grant of $150,000 from The James Irvine Foundation.

OMA is currently accepting artist proposals for our second Exploring Engagement artist-in-residence project which focuses on matters around the military and Southern California’s relationship to the military, armed forces, veterans etc. With Oceanside’s long history of being a military town (bordering Camp Pendleton, a large Marine base serving over 50,000), it is important for OMA to engage with the city’s large population of active military and military veterans. OMA is interested in connecting with military personnel, their families, and the general public through accessible yet focused arts engagement and art experiences that aim to strengthen the value of the arts in our individual and collective lives.

Applications must be received by January 16, 2014. Please see RFP for details.

OMA’s Exploring Engagement Initiative will present to the public five (5) artist-in-residencies rolled out individually/sequentially on a quarterly basis over approximately 15 months (from November 2013 through Spring 2015) – ultimately leading to five successfully completed projects during the two-year grant period. These artist-in-residencies will focus on targeted geographic locations of primary importance to the museum’s future development of visibility/name recognition, audiences, and support. The priority locales for these grant projects are Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Camp Pendleton and Escondido.

Deadline: 01-16-2014
Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside, CA

Contact: Bonnie Domingos
Phone: 760.385.3653

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