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PM Residency 


Antenna’s Paper Machine Residency will host local and national/international artists to develop creative projects and public programs that explore and expand the possibilities of print-based artistic inquiry. The Residency will annually welcome 6-8 artists -- split evenly to feature a mix of local and national/international artists to realize unique proposals for print-focused projects and public programs. Over the course of a month long residency at Paper Machine, Artists-in-Residence will: 1) develop original editioned work under the broadly-defined rubric of printmaking, including publications, sculptural books, zines, multiples, and other such works; and 2) will present complementary programs that engage the public in their artistic process, including participatory compositions, workshops, or artist talks.  Selected Artists will be awarded a $1500 honorarium, paid travel to and from New Orleans, a month long stay in the Paper Machine residency space, and assistance in development/execution of a 300 piece edition with 50 copies given to the artist.        

Paper Machine is a new 5,000 square-foot center for artist- and writer-driven publishing in the Lower 9th Ward, which houses a range of new and traditional technologies: commercial-grade digital & foiling presses as well as letterpress and silkscreen, direct-to-garment, 3D printing equipment, and full book bindery. The second floor offers affordable studio space for local artists and the Artist Book Collection at Paper Machine, a teaching collection of artists’ books, editioned and one-of-a-kind productions spanning visual art, literary art, graphic design, printmaking, bookbinding, papermaking, and publishing. 

Projects

Artists must apply with a proposed project. We understand that these ideas may morph throughout the residency, or even between application and arrival. Ultimately, Paper Machine exists to support each artist’s creative process and what happens where it intersects with print-based technologies. We ask for a written proposal and supporting images in the application in order to get a sense of how an artist might use their residency, but we know that things may change. Because the print center may be an overwhelming environment for some at the beginning, a proposal provides a great place to start, but we expect many artists’ projects will diverge from the original proposals.

Public Program

We ask that all Paper Machine residents propose some kind of Public Program. This could be an artist talk, workshop, collaborative project, or anything else that creates a moment for our community to engage with you and your project. 

Support Materials

Support Materials can include examples of past work (a minimum of 10 works) and can include a pdf that expands upon your project proposal. 

Important Dates
November 30, 2018 : Deadline for applications
January 2019 : Residents announced
April 2019 - April 2020 : Month long residencies hosted (timeframe based on the schedule of the artist)

Eligibility
-Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.

-Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5 years. 

 -Cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs. 

-Artists-in-residence can come to the program with little experience working in print, but we ask that artists come with an open mind and eagerness to learn and work. 

Image: Fake News, a limited edition accordion book created during a 2018 Paper Machine pilot residency with Amanda Burnham 

Ends on November 30, 2018$20.00
$20.00


Antenna Comic Open Call 


Antenna is pleased to announce our open call in search of unpublished works of Sequential Art, Comic Books, or Graphic Novels ! Pictured here is a variety of works published in this series. which you can check out at: https://squareup.com/store/antennaworks/

Submission Deadline November 30, 2018

Submission Fee: $20. Add $15 to get a copy of the winning book mailed to you after publication. 

Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication can be sized 9x12" or smaller with no page count restrictions, full color or B&W. Depending on the size, books will either be staple or glue bound. 

Though we are open to all styles of work, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting. We encourage writers and artists from all backgrounds to submit, with a commitment to publishing prominent voices, as well as publishing first books and lesser-known authors and artists, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have a connection to the city. 

Selected projects will receive:

-$500 honorarium (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)

-Antenna will provide layout and design assistance if needed.

-A print edition of 300 will be made under the Antenna::Press Street Press imprint. 50 free copies will be given to the authors (additional copies can be gotten by the author at wholesale cost). If the title is reprinted, authors will recieve $1 per book royalty paid annually. 


Ends on November 30, 2018$20.00
$20.00


Antenna Chapbook Open Call 


Submission Deadline November 30, 2018

Submission Fee: $20. Add $15 to get a copy of the winning book mailed to you after publication. 

Antenna is soliciting proposals for chapbooks that investigate the intersections and collaborative possibilities between literature and art (defined and interpreted broadly). This continues a series of chapbooks that Antenna has produced since it's founding in 2005. You can check out some of the books here: https://squareup.com/store/antennaworks/

-Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. 

-Publication size can be no larger than 8"x5" with page count under 60 pages, full color or b&w.

-Previously published works in journals are acceptable—please be sure to include an acknowledgements page if appropriate 

-simultaneous submissions are permissible, but submitters must notify Antenna immediately if the project is picked up for publication elsewhere

-manuscript revisions are not permitted during the submission period

-submitting multiple manuscripts/projects is fine with entry fees for each

Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting. We encourage writers and artists from all backgrounds to submit, with a commitment to publishing the prominent voices, as well as publishing first books and lesser-known authors and artists, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have a connection to the city. 

Selected Chapbook projects will receive:

-$500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)

-Antenna will provide layout and design assistance if needed.

-A first edition of 300 will be made under the Antenna::Press Street imprint. 50 free copies will be given to the authors (additional copies can be gotten by the author at wholesale cost). If the title is reprinted, authors will recieve $1 per book royalty paid annually. 



Guidebook Open Call 

  

Submission Deadline November 30, 2018
Submission Fee: $20. Add $15 to get a copy of the winning book mailed to you after publication. 


Antenna is soliciting proposals for guidebooks that take a deep dive into a sigular topic, with emphasis on subjects related to New Orleans. This continues a series of pocket-sized guidebooks that includes, "Common Birds of New Orleans" by Alex Ross, "Do No Harm" by Kate Lacour which takes a deep dive into the collection of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and two forthcoming publications, one by Sara White exploring the forest property at A Studio in the Woods alongside Biologist David Baker, and the other by artist Amanda Burnham documenting every current US Senator. You can check out some of the books here: https://squareup.com/store/antennaworks/


Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication size can be no larger than 4.5"x6", full color or b&w, with no page limitations.


Though we are open to all styles of work, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting. We encourage writers and artists from all backgrounds to submit, with a commitment to publishing prominent voices, as well as publishing first books and lesser-known authors and artists, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have a connection to the city. 


Selected Guidebook projects will receive:
-$500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)
-Antenna will provide layout and design assistance if needed.
-A first edition of 300 will be made under the Antenna::Press Street imprint. 50 free copies will be given to the authors (additional copies can be gotten by the author at wholesale cost). If the title is reprinted, authors will recieve $1 per book royalty paid annually.

A spillway is an engineering feat that provides controlled release of water from a river levee. Several spillways surround the city of New Orleans providing important control of flooding from the Mississippi. For Antenna, the Spillways residency is a way of providing the meaningful dispersion of outside thought and practice into the city through the development of creative feats. Spillways hosts national and international artists, writers, and cultural organizers that are interested in developing projects within the greater New Orleans region, and whose efforts question, transform, or expand the vibrant visual and literary culture of the area. At least four residents are chosen every other year to develop ambitious projects that aim for thoughtful public impact and engagement within the greater New Orleans region.

Residency

Residents will be awarded paid travel to and from New Orleans, an initial two week stay in Antenna's residency space, a $1000 honorarium, and introductions to local stakeholders in their areas of interest. Spillways focuses on process over production, so in these initial immersive two weeks, residents are encouraged to come with an open mind and let their ideas adapt to what they have learned. Each resident’s experience will be modeled to spark project ideas that react in unique and interesting ways to the cultural fabric of the city.

Projects

Once returning home, residents will have up to three months to develop a proposal for a project within the city. Antenna encourages ambitious project proposals that aim for thoughtful public impact or engagement, which must include a significant outreach component. This could range from visits to local schools, free community workshops, public lectures, or other programs that help the public to better understand the resident’s creative process.

Once a proposal is received, the Antenna team works immediately assessing feasibility and tailoring its approach based on the needs of the project, including funding and materials required. Not every project proposal will be accepted, though if it is, the spillways resident will have the full support, and assistance of the Antenna staff and the organization’s 13 years of experience working in the region to assist at every step to help bring the idea to life. Budget/funding and additional visits and time in the city are adapted to the needs of each approved project, and thus both of these important aspects of a project are left open ended until the proposal stage of each residency. Despite ultimately being the resident’s project, Antenna envisions this process being inherently collaborative and the most successful projects will incorporate New Orleans’ based individuals into their development.

We invite you to visit https://antenna.works/spillways to see the ongoing work of residents and projects that are created through this residency. 

Important Dates

October 9, 2019 : Deadline for applications 

Nov 2019 : Residents announced 

January 2020-December 2020 : Residency Period

January 2021-December 2021 : Project Development

Eligibility

-Open to visual artists, writers, collectives, or long-term collaborative projects.

-For artists: you must have a desire to develop work outside of a traditional studio model. 

-For writers: you must have an interest in developing written works that require extended time within a self-defined local community. 

-Applicants must be working in their field of expertise for at least 5 years. 

-Must live outside of the greater New Orleans area. 

-Cannot currently be a student enrolled in post-secondary or graduate-level programs. 


Letters Read: Excuses 


Antenna, in collaboration with stationer Nancy Sharon Collins, is accepting submissions to be read to a live audience at LETTERS READ: The dog ate my homework on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Antenna.  The event is free and open to the public.

Educators, or anyone else who has received a memorable excuse- submit your best, funniest, saddest, stupidest and or most implausible excuses that have ever dared to be offered for not handing in work, showing up for class, or bailing on you. Excuses can have been received as an actual note—handwritten or typed—as an email, text, or any other documentation. 

Upload a screen capture, or photograph, of the excuse with a brief description of the circumstance.

This is a rolling, open call opportunity striving to give educators several semesters to collect their most brilliant excuses. Reminders will be posted quarterly on the Antenna newsletter.

Excuses must be real, non-fictional. Notes masquerading as the author, such as a student pretending to be a parent or guardian are welcome along with evidence of why it was not authentic. 

Questions about your letter or the event? Email Nancy Sharon Collins: nscstationer@earthlink.net.

LETTERS READ is the ongoing series of live events presented by Nancy Sharon Collins in collaboration with Antenna, in which local performing artists, or individuals like you, interpret current and historically interesting letters written by culturally vital individuals from various times and New Orleans communities. For more info:

https://lettersread.wordpress.com

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