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Residency | The Birdsell Project


The Birdsell project is seeking applications from artists for its Summer Residency Program, June 9 – August 14, 2016. To view this summer’s Call for Artists click here.


About the Birdsell Project:

The Birdsell Project seeks to revitalize underutilized spaces by opening them to artists and the community in South Bend, a rust-belt city in northern Indiana. The Birdsell Project creates community space that reflects upon South Bend’s history, celebrates current artistic endeavors, and experiments with future methods of merging art and community.

The Birdsell Project Residency Program invites artists to create work in underutilized buildings around downtown South Bend. Artists participating in the residency will create site-specific installations that respond to the spaces they are working in, allowing artists and the public new ways to contemplate and understand these spaces. The program offers a collaborative environment for participating artists as well as engages them with the community at large.

The 2016 summer residency is eight weeks long and will culminate in a show beneath South Bend’s former power plant built in 1914 along the banks of the St. Joseph River. The building is on the National Register for Historic Places and its upper floors house South Bend’s Commerce Center.