Artist in Residence Program

The Ikouii Artist Residency is a digitally-based, self-paced, self-directed residency program with a focus on cultivating accessibility and inclusivity in our residents’ creative practices. This residency is open to D/deaf, Disabled, neurodiverse and chronically ill artists, curators and collectives.

We are shaping our program with an intersectional approach to accessibility, building our work upon innovations within mutual aid movements and the Disability Activism community.

Our residency program is open to national and international creatives of all experience levels and disciplines, including (but not limited to) visual artists, sound/audio artists, performers, composers, choreographers, writers, filmmakers, arts administrators, cultural leaders, and creative producers. We want residents who have a sincere commitment to creating a more accessible and inclusive arts world and are interested in developing and participating in a new, digitally-based arts community.

This six-month residency is a flexible, self-paced and self-directed program, structured around workshops, community gatherings, collaborative projects, and digital exhibitions that can be engaged synchronously or asynchronously.

 

Our developing residency program offers many forms of engagement, including:

(Minimum of two must be completed during the duration of the residency)

  • Virtual Exhibition
  • In-Person Exhibition
  • Virtual Live Performance
  • In-Person Performance
  • Open Studio Series
  • Art Talk/Dialogue
  • Collaborative Project
  • Community Disability Activism
  • Youtube Studio Series
  • Blog Series
  • Workshops

 

Community Partners

  • Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
  • Pulgram Gallery
  • Art Pharmacy

 

Goal of the Residency include:

  1. Creating a supportive and inclusive community for artists, especially for those who often face barriers to accessing the majority of other arts opportunities

  2. Producing inclusive and accessible art exhibitions and content

  3. Exploring the concept of “accessibility” broadly while considering disability, socioeconomic status, identity, and support systems. And using this developing and expanding definition of “access” to reimagine the structure of artistic practice and the arts organizations;

  4. Considering, through artistic expression and dialogue, experiences of social connectedness, isolation, community bonds, solitude and loneliness; connect these experiences to the creation of an accessible Art world.