ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce our Artists in Residence for 2012: Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Aki Onda, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Yarn/Wire.

ISSUE Project Room’s 2012 Artist in Residence program, founded by Suzanne Fiol, has provided a support structure for musical ensembles, composers and sound artists since 2006. 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 the greater cultural community. Artists will be given a $3,000 stipend for three events occurring throughout the 2012 calendar year. During the course of their residency, ISSUE curators will also mentor each selected artist in the development of his or her projects. Funds can be used for the purchasing of equipment, the creation of new works, research, travel and/or personal development.

This year ISSUE recruited MV Carbon, Marie Losier and Alan Licht as guest panelists in addition to a recommending committee comprised of Kathleen Forde, Claire Chase, Robert Crouch, Hamish Dunbar, Tony Herrington, Jason Kahn, Andrew Lampert, George Lewis, Yann Novak, Josh Rubin, Mat Schultz and Esther Venrooy. The panelists will work with ISSUE curators Lawrence Kumpf and Zach Layton, Development Coordinator Matthew Walker and Executive Director Ed Patuto in selecting four artists or collectives for the 2012 presenting year.  We greatly look forward to working with these artists in the upcoming year.

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, 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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