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Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Resiliency Residency Program

Program to provide 75 individual, independent Albuquerque-based artists with funding to advance their artistic or cultural work.

October 27, 2021 - The City of Albuquerque's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund (UETF) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Resiliency Residency. The intent of the program is to provide 75 individual, independent, Albuquerque-based artists of any medium or discipline $2,500 each, to fund opportunities to advance their artistic or cultural work through a meaningful, perhaps collaborative, commitment to their creative expression.

UETF, in partnership with five local non-profit arts organizations: The Dellsly Group; Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts; FUSION; National Institute of Flamenco; and Puha Hubiya, is pleased to present this 18-month residency opportunity from January 2022 through June 2023. The residency is not site-based but is for Albuquerque artists doing work in the greater Albuquerque area. Artists may propose that some or all of their work take place at a location other than their studio/workshop to create or develop their work, but it is not required.

The goal of this funding is to help local artists with resources needed for continuation of their artistic or cultural work. Proposed Resiliency Residency projects do not have to be fully realized by the end of the funding term. Therefore, residency projects, performances, presentations, showcases, or exhibits may include works in progress, rehearsals, feedback sessions, or progress reports. The results of the residency term should be available to the public in some format for a reasonable duration of time--either virtually, online, through a performance at a facility, or other local event/exhibit location.

This residency program will include additional professional development opportunities to the entire group of 75 artists, beyond working with the five support/fiscal sponsor organizations. The additional skills, training and development workshops are yet to be defined, based on a survey of interests from the selected artists, but they will be optional and participation is not required in order to be eligible to apply.

Artists must at least 18 years of age and live and do their primary creative work in the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area.

To find out more about this innovative, non-site-based residency and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/3pAHG41.