CALL FOR FEMINISTS IN RESIDENCE
DEADLINE: December 7th, 2018

PES Feminist Incubator Program is a series of short-term residencies, happenings, conversations, performances, and public discourses focusing on the empowerment and freedom of women. The inaugural incubator (January - June, 2017) was a response prompted by mainstream attention to what has become a normalized climate of hyper-misogyny, rape culture, and dehumanization of women, and women of color. The Feminist Incubator is a means of cultivating productive and critical intersectional dialogue and is a response to violence against humanity. PES Feminist Incubator Program is now a permanent fixture in our calendar, which will provide ongoing opportunities to female identified artists.

Project for Empty Space Call for Feminists in Residence.  FIR’s are awarded a short term residency (January - March, 2019) that provides workspace for four female-identifying artists who are addressing issues of safety, ownership, and agency. This program is open to individuals working across all creative disciplines (writing, visual arts, performance, photography, music, poetry, etc.).  Selected artists will have unlimited access to Project For Empty Space co-working studio space, tools and resources through our partners, and our growing feminist library. The residency will conclude with an exhibition in the PES gallery space.


Past Exhibiting and FIR Artists include: Zoe Buckman, Hiba Schahbaz, Michele Pred, Angela Fraleigh, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Marilyn Narota, Sahana Ramakrishnan, Rosary Solimanto, Camille Lee, Chaya Babu, Christen Clifford, and Katherine Toukhy. To learn more about the program and past FIRs, please visit our website.

How to Apply
Submissions for the GRAB BACK: Feminists in Residence are now being accepted through December 7, 2018. Submittable with a $15 application fee. Submission fees will go directly to support the residency programs covering costs such as work space, exhibitions, and resources. Reviewers are happy to provide feedback to artists who request it.

Applicants must be 18 and over and reside in the NJ/NYC area (housing is not provided.)

Deadline for entries: December 7th, 2018.  Selected Feminists in Residence will be announced December 14th, 2018. The residency will commence January 2019 - March 2019.