Our 2019 New Year's Resolution: Create New Work

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What do creatives need most? More time to create and a dedicated space to do it in. Enter Summer Programs at Otis College. Check out these three incredible opportunities to commit 2019 to your creative practice. 

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Let's face it, having a regular creative practice is a time commitment. For many, finding the time for exploration, creating new work, and connecting with colleagues can be a struggle. So for 2019's New Year Resolution, what about getting ahead of the game and dedicating your summer to creating new work? Summer Programs at Otis College of Art and Design offer artists and designers the opportunity to explore and create in the unique and culturally diverse arts community of Los Angeles. 

Now in its third year, the L.A. Summer Residency gives artists and designers full access to the College’s exceptional labs and shops, the opportunity to connect with a cohort of over 40 participants, and the space to create the work that is most important to you. Visiting artists include Ingrid Calame, Neha Choksi, Meg Cranston, Nikita Gale, Alex Slade, and more to be announced. 

The two-week Emerging Curators Retreat is aimed at individuals looking to advance their artistic and curatorial skills. Through a series of talks, conversations, and presentations with professional curators, artists, and thinkers, and site visits to museums, galleries, studios, and alternative spaces, participants will be able to engage with the local art community and advance their careers as curators. The Fashion Design Retreat is a 9-day fully immersive program for designers of any level of expertise. The retreat, led by Amy Bond, Project Runway Contestant Season 16, uses a non-traditional approach to fashion design. 

Limited fellowships are available. Priority applications are due by January 30, 2019, to be considered for a fellowship. The final deadline for all applications is March 1, 2019. There is no application fee.

Find out more about Summer Programs at Otis College. 

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