grunt gallery 2022 tactile residency
Submissions due: October 31st, 2022, Midnight or 11:59 PM PDT
What is the grunt gallery 2022 tactile residency?
The purpose of the tactile residency is a dynamic opportunity that provides space for participants to explore non-visual and tactile (touch) responses and adjacent editions to works in the grunt gallery exhibition space and archives. The residency is also open to those who are interested in responding to the physical grunt space in a tactile and non-visual way. It is up to the selected participants how they explore tactile space and how they use tactility as a way of expressing and interacting with contemporary art and artist-run spaces. The residency may or may not produce work that can be showcased, used, or archived by grunt gallery within the context of their space. There is also an opportunity to discuss special editions. The program is designed to be spacious and allow participants to shape the residency.
grunt gallery offers the tactile artist residency as a co-learning opportunity for their staff and our community to explore how tactility can exist and play-out within predominantly visual spaces where touching and interacting with work is discouraged, forbidden, or not considered. Time is built into the residency to allow for artists to share and participate in grunt staff and committee meetings, and members of the Accessibility, Exhibitions, and Public Events (AEPE) department at grunt will be available to support throughout the residency as needed.
In our first year of the residency, we invite expressions of interest from community members working on Coast Salish land, within the colonially named Metro Vancouver area. This residency is limited to those creative people who self-identify as Non-Visual, Blind, DeafBlind, Partially Sighted or Low Vision individuals. We recognize that wellness, ability, and identity is a spectrum, and we ask you to share how you position yourself within your communities, and how your practice is engaged with a non-visual, and tactile discourse.
grunt gallery hosts and makes work on the unceded and stolen ancestral territories of the Hun’qumi’num (hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) speaking peoples, as uninvited guests on Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh lands. We will prioritize applications from host nation creators when reviewing applications. We will also encourage and prioritize experiences by Black, and/or Indigenous, and/or racialized individuals. Please let us know when you apply if you are a part of MST families and nations, or if you identify as a racialized individual.
The grunt gallery 2022 tactile residency project will involve a selection process following an application. The selection will be made from the current grunt gallery AEPE department, grunt’s accessibility committee and 1-2 community assessors.
Artist fee of $2000, with an expectation of about 10-15hrs/week of artistic labour over 6 weeks (including initial discovery phase and project introduction – 2 hours maximum), with any hiring of interveners/interpreters/translators, time spent in additional meetings, and any workshop, community gathering, and research costs covered by grunt. Artists can coordinate time at grunt gallery to work, or work offsite as they wish. Selected artists will coordinate with the Exhibitions and Accessibility Manager, Kay Slater, and the Events and Accessibility Manager, Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa. Invitations to additional staff and committee meetings are optional and up to the artist to decide their capacity.
Deadline for submissions October 31st, 2022.
Jury/Assessment Panel: Week of November 7th, 2022.
Notice of selections: November 16th, 2022.
Applications can be submitted in text, voice, or ASL. When submitting voice recordings, please indicate the language used in the recording.
If this format works for you, please click here to access the google form application.
Here is a video presenting the application questions in ASL:
grunt has wide double-entrances (manual) and a wheelchair accessible washroom. Please note, the washroom door on site is very heavy . Here is a video walkthrough of the space which includes visual description. For full access details or to discuss needs and inclusion, please email: email@example.com
If you would like to have a meeting to discuss your application or for any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
If you require a translator, intervenor, or other access support, please let us know. Service dogs with certification are welcome in the space. Please note that non-certified support animals are not able to be supported in the space for the sake of staff and visitors and their access needs. Please contact us with any questions.
How can I support this initiative?
If you are not eligible for this residency but still wish to support it, we ask that you share this with your networks, directly invite people that you think would be interested, and if possible, donate to grunt gallery to help us sustain these programs.
Share our invitation on social media, and be sure to write image descriptions in your media captions should they be erased when shared.
Written support can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to use in grants, and to help us better our programming and calls for submissions in the future.