The Dunedin Fine Art Center is excited to announce its digital artist-in-residency program, Nomadency. Jason Martin, the Adult Education Director at DFAC began working on the first-ever Artist Residency program shortly after he started in October of 2022. He said, “This is something the Center has wanted to do for a long time. My predecessors did some initial planning and work on it, and I am proud to be able to bring the project to completion.”
This online, four-week residency supports artists of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences whose work requires digital expression and digital publication. Unlike a physical residency, artists can live and work anywhere in the United States – a nomad residency – hence the term “nomadency.” The project must be conceived of as digital, and digital presentation is integral to the project’s goals. The final pieces will be permanently displayed on the Nomadency.art website.
Calls are made three times a year, and each call has a theme or focus. Up to four artists will be selected from each call and awarded an honorarium of $500. Unless otherwise specified in the call, the artist must be 18 years old or older and not currently enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate degree program. Artist residents are expected to make a serious commitment for the entirety of their residency and work towards the goals established when accepted.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center is proud to be one of the few art organizations offering a digital residency. We are excited about all the many directions and tools of digital art, including AI. We know AI is one artist tool among many, and we allow its use. This residency also requires honesty and full disclosure, so we ask you to tell us if you are using AI – the same as you would any other digital tool.
Artists from the national and local digital scene and artists of all disciplines who work with and in digital and web-based practices are encouraged to submit a forward-thinking application addressing the current theme of PLAY by the deadline of June 14th, 2023.
About The Dunedin Fine Art Center
For nearly 50 years, the Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) has been offering exciting art opportunities in a most welcoming kind of way. Tampa Bay Times writer Lennie Bennett says that DFAC is “the artistic equivalent of a village square,” offering quality experiences to people of all ages. DFAC offers award-winning year-round exhibitions in seven galleries featuring national, regional, and local artists. Classes for students 4 yrs. to 97 yrs. fill 21 studio classrooms and a changing yearly theme makes the David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum a hands-on experience not to be missed.
You can take some time to enjoy a delicious lunch or gourmet coffee in the Palm Café or search out one-of-a-kind gifts in the Gallery Shop. Come out and PLAY at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and see why people say it’s where the ART is!
ART IS > What we do!
The Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698 – USA