Germinate

Germinate

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Initiator
Opening
Aug. 01, 2017
Location
Ottawa/Canada
Participate
Deadline Feb. 01, 2018
Type
Residency
Category
Other, Residencies
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Open for applications
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Germinate

Plants and Botany for artists

 

Description of residency program
Germinate is a research residency for artists interested in plant life. The weeklong residency will facilitate at least 10 excursions into natural habitats and laboratories enriched by biologists, naturalists and experts to learn and collect materials.


Outline of activities:

We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.

Guided tour of the Arboretum and experimental farm.

Meet with the Ottawa Society of Botanical Illustration.

Visit the National Herbarium archives.

Hike the woods with an expert on invasive species.

Visit the laboratory of a native Canadian ethnobotanist.

Meet a kirilian photographer for an artist talk and plant EEG demonstration.

Hike the Wild Garden to pick edible and medicinal plants.

Visit the research green houses at Ottawa University.

Learn about trees and climbing them with an arborist.

Explore shore line plant life with a river keeper.

Visit the Ottawa Seed Library to learn about seed saving and sustainable food.

 

 

Duration of residency
The residency will take place over a week in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in the summer of 2017.

 

Disciplines supported and technical information
All disciplines are supported. No science experience necessary.



Accommodation
Residents will be picked up in Ottawa and driven to the Ayatana Residency House, where they will have a bed and bedding and will be driven to all activities. Meals will be provided.

 

Workspace
Indoor and outdoor workspace is available

 

Fees
Residency fee is $1200 USD

 

Expectations towards the artist
Residents are not expected to produce work during the program. Residents are expected to give a 20 minute artist talk to the group.

 

Application information
Application instructions are on the program website


Selection process
Residency places are limited to 6 artists. Selected applicants will be notified shortly after the application deadline.

 

 

 

Contact

Alexis Williams
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