Program Announcement

Artists-in-Residence 2013

Tue, January 1, 2013

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce the selection of our 2013 Artists-in-Residence: James Hoff, Ben Vida, devynn emory, Jules Rosskam, and Sabisha Friedberg.

ISSUE Project Room’s Artist-in-Residence program, founded by Suzanne Fiol, has provided a support structure for musical ensembles, composers and sound artists since 2005. Providing artists with access to ISSUE’s facilities, equipment, pr/marketing, curatorial and technical expertise, the AIR program offers artists an opportunity to develop significant new works in partnership with ISSUE over the course of the year, cultivating long-term relationships within the organization and greater cultural community. Artists are given a stipend to support a series of events occurring throughout the 2013 calendar year. During the course of their residency, the selected AIR’s work with ISSUE’s curator, Lawrence Kumpf, on the development of their projects.

Four panelists, selected for their significant role as artists or curators in the New York community, were invited to participate in the invitation and selection of applicants. ISSUE solicited twenty recommendations from a committee of ten members involved in a variety of fields and related organizations that represent local, national and international perspectives. The panelists worked with ISSUE curator Lawrence Kumpf in order to select five artists for the 2013 presenting year.

This year’s panelist included Justin Luke, Ian Antonio, Robert Sember and Matana Roberts with a committee comprised of Marya Wethers, Doron Sadja, Brandon Stosuy, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Seth Brodsky, Andrew Cappetta, David Grubbs, Dustin Hurt, Susanne Bolle, and A.L. Steiner.

Established in 2006, ISSUE's AIR program provides emerging artists with a 3-month residency including rehearsal space, production, curatorial, and pr/marketing support to create new works, to reach the next stage in their artistic development, and gain exposure to a broad public audience. ISSUE’s Artist-in-Residence program is made possible, in part, through generous support from the Jerome Foundation, the Suzanne Fiol Memorial Fund, HBO, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York’s 62 counties.

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