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Artists, please join us in July to work and play in-studio for two weeks.  Caerus Artist Residency provides a framework of support, clarity, and companionship as you embark on a two-week journey deep into the heart of your art.

Caerus, God of Opportunity. Catch him if you can!

Have you ever wanted to attend a formal artist residency? The Caerus (KY-russ) Artist Residency is a self-directed artist residency done in your own studio, but within the supportive context of a community of artists working together for two weeks. You are asked to commit to an hourly work schedule and a specific project or theme.

Your studio might be a dining room table, a closet, a garage, a picnic table, or a pile of blank notebooks.  It might be a digital camera and computer, a sculptor’s toolbox, a video camera, a script to write or perform,  a needle and fabric, or a collage box. The time available to you might be six hours a day, or fifteen minutes.  Caerus Artist Residency will support you in “going to your room” for the serious play of artmaking.  

This year’s Residency starts Sunday, July 8 and runs through Saturday, July 21, 2012, with a day off during that time.  In focusing your time and efforts, you will clarify your studio work habits and heighten your involvement with your theme. This is a real residency, where you will take yourself out of your daily routine and everyday concerns, commit to a time requirement, and briefly document the process of your journey.  An exhibit, show, or celebration at completion is highly recommended.

The Caerus Artist Residency blog acts as a forum for comments, check-ins, reflections, and posting links and work.  Like a formal art residency, the companionship if other artists can be a source of inspiration, feedback and support.

Please use the Application Form at the top of the Caerus site to register.