The Windgate ITE International Residency, organized by The Center for Art in Wood, is an 8-week, intensive program during which the resident fellows live and work together at the University of the Arts, in downtown Philadelphia. The Center selects from an international pool of applicants one photojournalist, one scholar, five artists, and one student artist who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. ITE is designed as a collegial experience and encourages an open exchange of creative and technical innovations. Residents are able to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is explorative and experimental. The residency runs from the first week of June through the first week of August and includes several public programs, field trips to artists, collectors and museums in the region, and culminates in a multidisciplinary exhibition with photos and essays documenting the residency experience.
Deadline for the complete application is December 30 for openings in 2018 and 2019. For more information on the program and to download the application please visit: http://centerforartinwood.org/windgate-ite-international-residency/
About the Center:
The Center for Art in Wood offers activities from within several different program areas, including the Gerry Lenfest Gallery, the Museum Collection, The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library, and The Earl Powell Artist Research Files.
The Center displays wood art on site and in traveling exhibitions. Our Windgate ITE International Residency Program has involved over 100 international residents as it continues through its third decade. Education and community outreach programs bring hands-on wood turning and woodworking experience to students throughout the region. The permanent collection contains over 1,100 pieces of artwork from around the world, ranging from functional, every-day objects to contemporary sculptures. Our research library consists of over 25,000 images, artists’ files, and books that help preserve the exciting history of wood turning and woodworking and their continuing evolution as a contemporary art form.
Over the last two years, the Center mounted 15 exhibitions, published catalogues and books, and offered numerous special exhibition-related events.