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[CALL] Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 2014 Tough Art Residency Program

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Artist Residencies

Tough Art at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Tough Art 2014 Artist Residency Program


Tough Art Introduction:

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is dedicated to fostering the talent and innovation of artists as experience makers. The Tough Art program, begun in 2007, looks to expand the skills of emerging artists which in turn meets a great need in the museum field – artists whose work becomes accessible to a larger public through experience in one of the toughest venues for art: a children’s museum. The program seeks to address the needs of the emerging artist, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and the field as a whole.

The Tough Art residency program seeks to connect emerging artists from across the spectrum of all the arts to the resources at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

The artists:

•  Engage museum professionals in critical dialog as it relates to their work.

•  Generate and implement interactive, immersive and/or collaborative projects.

•  Connect the art making process to the larger museum context and the museum visitor.

Across the residency, artists:

•  Create an entirely new piece to be incorporated into the facility and/or programs with direct impact on the visitor experience.

•  Prototype and evaluate their process to achieve the desired outcome.


Tough Art Eligibility:

Artists with demonstrated capabilities for working on immersive, collaborative, interactive, and/or performance art works are eligible. The program is intended to support emerging artists in their development, although mid-career and established artists are encouraged to apply as well.