Clock Tower Accords Artist Residency Launched
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement has released a call for proposals
for the inaugural artistic residency established in honor of the Clock Tower Accords.
Following a week-long campus demonstration in October 2014, members of Tribe X, M-Slice
and the administration of Saint Louis University wrote and signed the accords, committing
the University to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the SLU and
wider community. One of the Accords called for the creation of a “mutually agreed
upon artwork” commemorating the 2014 demonstration and the issues it addressed. The
Clock Tower Accords Artist in Residence Program has been launched as a result.
The residency’s main goals are:
- To celebrate the creativity of African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Middle Eastern and
Native American (ALAANA) artists in the greater St. Louis community.
- Investment in the practices of ALAANA artists who explore issues of race, politics
and culture in their work.
- To address racial inequality in the arts through funding and professional support
for ALAANA artists.
- To create and support a mutually beneficial collaboration between local artists and
SLU’s academic community.
- To expand the SLU and wider St. Louis community’s access to the process and work of
talented regional artists.
The program will welcome its first resident artist next year. Beginning in spring
2018, and continuing annually, one artist will be selected by a jury for a three-month
residency at SLU. The residencies are available for regional artists from all disciplines
– from poets to choreographers to painters to photographers and beyond. The resident
artist will receive a $5,000 stipend, $1,000 for supplies and a $1,000 budget to create
a public event at the end of the residency.
The resident artist will be expected to work on-site at SLU for ten hours per week
and collaboration with the University’s faculty, staff, administrators and students
is encouraged. Artists will also make themselves available to visit classes taught
in their discipline.
For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.