Applications accepted only online at www.tarleton.edu/jobs
The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University seeks applications for an Artist-in-Residence for the 2020/2021 academic year. This is a 9-month, half-time (20 hours per week) position- September 1, 2020 â“ May 31, 2021
The selected artist will work directly with the Tarleton State University students and/or the larger community on a project that will culminate in an exhibition or public event in the TSU Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery at the conclusion of the residency period. The selected artist will be given a space to work on campus, and is expected to be accessible to the Department of Fine Arts community, and to develop a relationship with Digital Media Studies (DMS) and Art students through workshops, lectures, or talks to be scheduled at the artistâ™s discretion in a way that makes sense to their project and practice. The position is a 9-month, half-time (20 hours per week), non-tenure track position. Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville, Texas (about an hour from the Dallas-Fort Worth metro complex) is a school committed to diversity: we welcome proposals from a diverse pool of applicants including diverse working methods and studio practices. With a comprehensive Digital Media Studies and Visual Arts programs operating within the larger Department of Fine Arts, TSUâ™s goal relevant to the 2020-2021 AIR position is the completion of a project that will benefit student education in the DMS and Art tracks, and the Tarleton community at large.
Applications from both emerging and established artists are encouraged. Furthermore, the scope of the kind of work that will be considered for this position is large: we are looking for visual artists in any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, or any combination thereof) or using/incorporating digital technologies, including the design arts (graphic design, object design, architectural/designed interiors practices, speculative design, game/video/illustration, photography, interactive media etc.). **We prefer artists who have a Masters of Fine Art in an Art or Design field, but are open to accomplished artists with a BFA or BA in Art or Design. Artists will be chosen on the basis of the quality of their work, the strength of their proposal, and the potential impact of their project on the Tarleton community, especially Art and Digital Media Studies undergraduates.
The artist in residence may elect to teach but is not required to. The AIR is expected to have significant interaction with students in the form of lectures, workshops, open studio time, visits to classes, participation in critiques, and other informal conversations. This is up to the discretion of the artist and should be included in the proposal.
The selected artist will receive a $18,000 stipend (subject to payroll taxes) to be paid out monthly over the course of the school year to cover project related expenses and living costs (including travel).
Relevant Dates Deadline for Submission
The deadline for application is April 10, 2020.
All applicants will be notified of their status as soon as possible.
September 1, 2020 â“ May 31, 2021.
Artist should also submit one (1) PDF with the following contents in the following order:
Project Proposal: outlining the goal and description of the intended work â¢ 1-2 pages in length â¢ please include full name in the header, as well as title of project
Curriculum Vitae: please also include: â¢ Address â¢ Contact Information including email address and phone # â¢ Website URL (where relevant)
Portfolio: 10- 20 images of relevant work â¢ Labeled with title, dates, and media specifics | plus other descriptors as relevant or informative
Please direct any questions regarding the AIR position to Professor Hybinette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSU Digital Media Studies and Art facilities and others are comprehensive and open to the use of the Visiting Artist, and may be used for project development around course schedules. Some facilities include: Artist in Residence Studio The chosen artist will be given a secure 450 square foot space to work in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center. Digital Media Studies â—¦ Motion Capture Lab â—¦ Computer Lab with Adobe Suite, and Animation/Video Editing Software. The computer labs have the major Autodesk software, Unreal 4, Visual Studios, Blade, Motionbuilder, Aspire, Foundry packages. In addition, Arnold Render and Renderman and xCode â—¦ Digital Cameras and Video Equipment, including DSLRs and Drones â—¦ Light Tables â—¦ Large format inkjet printers (up to 48 inches wide) Visual Art â—¦ Photo Documentation Studio â—¦ Printmaking Equipment â—¦ Entry Level Woodshop (more advanced equipment is found in the Theater Woodshop) â—¦ 3D Printer â—¦ Laser Cutter â—¦ CNC Library Maker Spot 3D printing in a variety of sizes and a variety of colors, scanning and poster printing, camera and computer development kits.
See link here for comprehensives list of resources: www.tarleton.edu/library/facilities/maker-spot.html Fashion Comprehensive Sewing suite Additional Fine Arts Building Several theaters with professional lighting, rigging and screen projection capabilities Music Studios and Recording Equipment Around Campus Other computer-aided engineering programs may be found in labs around campus.
Responsibilities: 60% Â Work directly with Tarleton State University community on a project that will culminate in an exhibition. Produce new artistic works, including art for the Universityâ™s use.
10% Assist staff and administration by designing artwork that promotes university activities.
20% Interact with students in the form of lectures, workshops, open studio time, and visits to classes which includes participation in critiques, and other informal conversations.
5% Show support for student creativity by attending student art shows.
5% Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education/Experience/Skills: Experience as an emerging or established professional artist. Demonstrated excellence in artistic endeavors. Demonstrated commitment to the exploration of innovative approaches to fine art. Demonstrated ability to engage with the university community. Recognized reputation in their field. Demonstrated ability to educate students in the professional standards of the field.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skills: Artists whose practices are interdisciplinary in nature, especially those whose work incorporates elements of digital media in addition to traditional fine arts disciplines (painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking); and/or Artists who aim to work in tandem with other departments within the university through a hybrid focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Fashion, Music, Theater, and Agriculture among others.
Internal Number: R-029441
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.