The world has changed! And as these changes occurred, BIBA has taken a bit of an unexpected-but-necessary hiatus. During that time, however, we have collected wonderful posts which will be published throughout the rest of the season! As expected, all of COOS’s planned physical events have been cancelled or postponed. However, our online presence has NOT been cancelled! Therefore, if you are not doing so already, please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@castleskins) and subscribe to our YouTube channel to maximize your COOS content!
This post, however, is about the Castle of our Skins call for a Creative-In-Residence. THE DEADLINE HAS MOVED TO MAY 3RD, giving interested applicants more than a month extra to work on proposals! For those interested in applying, continue reading! For those who may want to share this post with creative friends and colleagues, please share this link as widely as possible!
Are you a creative interested in applying to our call? If so, below are some tips to help with your application process!
1) Castle of our Skins regularly collaborates with artists and creatives of multiple genres, including but not limited to dance, spoken word, fashion design, DIY, creative writing, historical research, creative education, and – of course – music. We welcome applicants of ALL practices, as well as interdisciplinary practices!
2) Our application material list is for the judging panel to know who you are, and not necessarily for you as an applicant to specify what project you would have in mind for COOS. In sum, we are interested in knowing who you are, what your practice is, and why you want to work with COOS! However, thinking about possible collaborative projects would not be frowned upon, as collaboration questions will most likely arise during the interview process.
3) Concerning work samples, we are looking for 10 maximum, and they can be a mixture of images, audio, video, text, and whatever else is applicable. Audio and video files should not equal more than 15 minutes in total. Therefore, a possible work sample portfolio can include 3 audio files of 4 minutes each (12 minutes), a video file of 3 minutes, 3 images, 2 PDFs of press releases, and 1 PDF of a creative writing sample. Another example of a portfolio can be 2 audio files of 7 minutes each, and 3 images (professional and/or candid). Any combination of samples that helps COOS develop a well-rounded perspective of you and your practice/experience would be advantageous!
4) As COOS is highly enthusiastic about cultural curiosity, please do not be afraid to discuss any unique cultural aspects related to your practice. Examples could be personal and/or professional experience in other countries, ability to speak foreign languages, interest in artistic and culinary practices of other cultures, research into artistic practices of other cultures and how that has shaped you as an artist, and more. The sky is the limit!
Thanks for reading and sharing, and we look forward to reviewing your applications!