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DJL + LOC Artist-in-Residence Program

 

Apply Now for the Downs-Jones Library Artist-in-Residence Program!
  • Open to all HT Undergraduates
    • Apply Here
    • Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2022
  • Fall 2022 (September – December)
  • PAID! $1,000 stipend
  • Fully funded trip to Washington, DC and the Library of Congress
  • Show your work in an on-campus and online exhibit
  • Includes
    • Software access
    • Use of camcorders, green screens, recording booth
    • Library work space
    • Creative process guide
  Suggested Artworks:

  • Manuscripts
  • Dance Performance
  • Photographs
  • Correspondence
  • Sound Recordings
  • Playscript
  • Novellas
  • Music Scores
  • Poetry
  • Visual Art
  • Documentary/Short Film
About the Program
 

The Downs-Jones Library at Huston-Tillotson University is launching a new Artist-in-Residence Program for Fall 2022. The program aims to offer HT undergraduates a chance to use their creative skills to produce and showcase their work in public and digital spaces with the support of the Downs-Jones Library staff.

The objectives of the program are to emphasize the ongoing legacies of African American culture and education in the United States and to empower HT students to freely recreate literature, art, dance, and/or fashion. Students’ work will reflect the work of influential figures recognized from the decades of the arts, music, and entertainment known as the Harlem Renaissance.

Students are also encouraged to depict day-to-day landscapes and atmospheres that existed in the 1920s and 1930s and recreate them with a modern-day presentation.

Students are invited to recreate material(s) chosen from the Library of Congress’ digital collections. They are also encouraged to use materials from HT’s archive. Artists will make selections from one or two pieces from the collections that inspire them. They will recreate or adapt a format of their choice and provide a multimedia-driven narrative around their work. Artists will work with a creative guide.

The final project should link the chosen items, content areas, and the artist’s perspective. Finally, the artist’s work will be presented on campus to the local community, as well as in an online exhibit.

 
How to Apply:

  • Click Here to Apply
  • You will need:
    • Student ID number
    • Contact information
    • Résumé
    • Brief project proposal (1 page OR 3-5 minute video)

 

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Digital Resources from the Library of Congress

  Resources from the Downs-Jones Library

  • Photographs
  • Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College Student Newsletters
  • Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College Yearbooks
The Downs-Jones Library Artists-in-Residence Program is generously supported in part by the Library of Congress.

 

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