Court 13 2018 Film Set Design Artist Residency


Court 13 is excited to announce the return of our Artist-in-Residence Program with a new focus and a new idea: our first-ever Film Set Design Artist Residency. Over a two month period in Fall 2018, two artists-in-residence will each create a constructed environment that will act not only as stand-alone installation, but also as the inspiration for new film narratives. This is an opportunity to invert the normal film-making process and have your visual imagery dictate the storyline. Successful proposals will be fully realized environments, conveying a visual story through art direction, construction, set decoration, and anything else you can imagine and execute. The sets will then serve as the inspiration and jumping off points for the 2019 Court 13 student short-film writing and directing labs. 

Court 13 believes in centering the art-making practice at the heart of filmmaking, and that non-filmmakers are also capable of conceiving and creating incredible visual-narrative spaces. This is an opportunity for art directors, production designers, architects, theatre scenic designers, art students, installation artists, and anyone who believes in the power of visual storytelling to create a wholly new built environment. 

The on-site residency is from October 29th to December 14th. Two film-set proposals will be selected by a jury of designers and artists. The finalists will then have seven weeks, a $4000 budget, and on-site help from a construction and art department crew to complete their vision. 

Upon completion in December 2018, the built sets will then be used as writing prompts and filming locations for a local short film competition directed at high school students, with production starting in Spring 2019. The collaboration will culminate with film and installation premieres at our Always for Pleasure Festival IV in May 2019.

Calendar:

June 20th - Announcement

July 25th - Application closes

August 9th - Announcement of 2 Finalists

September - Prep and materials acquisition

October - Full plan submission

October 29th - Residency begins

Ends in 2 days, 19 hours $30.00
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Court 13 is seeking out artists capable of executing a fully realized environment that can stand alone as a work of art, as well as provide an inspirational jumping-off point for young screenwriters and filmmakers to create new and original work. 


OUTCOME: A 1-location film set / built environment located at our Court 13 Headquarters


REQUIREMENTS:

  • One-page project description, providing a succinct description of the technical and artistic vision of the proposed set. Include both a project description outlining the proposed project (maximum 500 words), and an artist statement (maximum 250 words);
  • Look book or other visual representation of full concept;
  • One-page C.V. (should include contact information - home address, phone number, email address, website) listing education, significant exhibitions/credits/projects, & bibliography;
  • Total working budget; 
  • Work samples – 10 to 20 samples representative of the artist’s body of work to date;
  • Two letters of recommendation - from people who can speak to character, past work, ability to achieve the project proposed, and abilities in collaborative projects;
  • $30 application fee.

Through a partnership with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), artists-in-residence are required to lead one weekend-long workshop, presenting to local aspiring youth artists and working filmmakers. This presentation will be tailored to the specific expertise of the artist and will be fully supported and designed in collaboration with NOVAC and Court 13. These workshops are an important opportunity for direct connection between artists-in-residence and students & working filmmakers in New Orleans. 


Court 13 will partner with film, construction, and art organizations in New Orleans to provide supplemental materials, and we will work closely with the two finalists to ensure that all budgetary and material needs are met. 


The Fall Residencies will last 7 weeks: October 29 to December 14, 2018. Resident-artists are encouraged to utilize in-house tools (wood shop, welders, basic hand tools) and materials, as well as donated and recycled materials from our external film work and community partnerships. Our facilities are a comprised of approximately 8,000 square feet of raw workshop space and a 14,000-square-foot yard.  A blueprint of our property is included, with spaces available for film-set proposals and dimensions marked in blue. A jury of experts in various arts-related fields will judge the proposals on narrative concept and ambition, as well as feasibility within the confines of the physical space and budgetary limits. 


CALENDAR:

June 20th - Announcement

July 25th - Application closes

August 9th - Announcement of 2 Finalists

September - Prep and materials acquisition

October - Full plan submission

October 29th - Residency begins

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