The Martin House launches its inaugural Creative Residency Program that provides creative individuals a designated time and space to develop new works of the imagination inspired by one of the great examples of 20th century architecture. The primary goals of the program are to:
- Nurture creativity by offering individuals from multiple disciplines a thought-provoking environment in which to produce works and present them to the community.
- Expand interpretation of the site through active solicitation of diverse perspectives and voices.
- Provide audiences across racial, ethnic, and economic lines an opportunity to discover and engage more fully with the Martin House and the creative arts.
- Strengthen the Martin House and the region as a center for architecture, art, design, and culture.
The residency is a competitive program that is open to applicants who seek the resources to support ongoing projects or the creation of new work. Creative makers who are selected to participate will generally spend 2-4 weeks onsite either consecutively or incrementally within the specified residency term. Length of stay is project-based and determined by the needs of the applicant and in alignment with the Martin House schedule.
Residents are also expected to deliver a free public program, performance, exhibition, or other creative presentation in order to share their Martin House-inspired work with the larger public.
End-products may revolve around many of the themes central to the Martin House. Subjects of inquiry may relate to architecture, art, art history, landscape, building and design, social history, state and local history, issues of gender, race and class, modernism, urbanism, housing and gentrification, business and industry, the history of technology, cultural studies, engineering and applied sciences, for example.