Culver Arts Research Lab for UCR Faculty and Students



PDF Application due February 15, 2013

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Culver Arts Research Laboratory (CARL) Residency Opportunities for UCR Faculty and Graduate Students 2013-2014

The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts solicits proposals from UCR faculty and graduate students for projects as part of Culver?s scheduled of curated programming for 2013-2014. Culver?s curatorial staff seeks bold, dynamic, experimental projects that engage with the Culver building and downtown Riverside as a site of exploration and collaboration. The primary goal for the presentation of faculty and student projects is to feature and showcase to the larger community the best in arts-based research that is being conducted on campus.



Programs can be, but are not limited to musical performances, dance performances, open rehearsals, literary readings, writer workshops, theater productions, lectures, film screenings, temporary sound and art exhibitions/installations. Proposals for exhibitions can range from one day to multiple weeks, and performances maybe for one evening (customary) or multiple evenings (atypical). In keeping with the Culver Center mission, the goals are to present new, original work, to facilitate interaction between performers, disciplines, and approaches, and to encourage collaboration between campus and the broader public.



Proposals will be reviewed from all departments, but priority will be given to those from the following seven CHASS departments in the arts: Art, Creative Writing, Dance, History of Art, Media and Cultural Studies, Music, and Theatre, and to first-time applicants who have not made a public presentation at the Culver Center in the last year, whether as a CARL Resident or via other programming. Proposals that come from these departments may also include partners with any UCR department, undergraduates, and community members. Funded residency project proposals must culminate with a public presentation at the Culver Center in the atrium, screening room, black box theatre, or dance studio (Hammond).



Respectful of the needs of UCR?s underserved and vibrant arts departments, the Culver Center's aim is to provide much needed space for creative intellectual activity beyond the bounds of the classroom or studio in the more public location of the ARTSblock that will benefit all the arts and performance initiatives in the College and at the university, through judicious rotation of space assignments and shared resources.



Three Opportunities for C.A.R.L Residencies


Type: Non-Funded, Non-Public CARL Residency

Funding: Projects not open to the general public, which do not receive financial awards, but receive ARTSblock support such as rehearsal time and/or space for project development, but do not require further ARTSblock staff support, such as with lighting or construction.
Schedule: Ongoing
Process: Short application accepted on rolling deadline. Adjudicated by ARTSblock staff.



Type: Non-Funded CARL Residency

Funding: Projects for public presentation, do not receive financial awards, but receive ARTSblock support such as exhibition space, rehearsal time, tech support, and publicity.
Schedule: Ongoing
Process: Long application accepted on rolling deadline. Adjudicated by ARTSblock staff in consultation with Culver Faculty Advisory Board.



Type: Funded CARL Residency

Funding: Projects for public presentation receive financial awards from a fund of $6000 total (three $2000 awards available), and receive in addition ARTSblock support such as exhibition space, rehearsal time, tech support, and publicity.
Schedule: July 1 to June 30, 2014 (rehearsal space and public presentations in non-atrium locations can be scheduled more easily. Public presentation of projects in the atrium require more lead time since it is a multi-use space.)
Process: Long application due February 15, 2013. Adjudicated by Culver Faculty Advisory Board and ARTSblock staff.