2019 Visitor Center Artist Camp Application
Thank you for your interest in attending the Visitor Center Artist Camp's 2019 Residency and Creative Retreat!
July 27th - August 9th, with optional Extended Work Session, August 9th - 16th, 2019.
Your Preferred Pronoun
Date of Birth
Please include full name, phone numbers, and any other information needed to reach your emergency contact(s).
Your Area(s) of Interest. Please select any that apply:
I am applying for the Local Clay Workshop
I am applying to do a project in Wood, and I would like rough-cut lumber to use for my project
I am interested in learning about DIY homesteading, farming, and/or building with rough-cut lumber by working closely with Mel at Matchwood Sawmill
I am applying to do an Independent Project, (not using clay or sawmill facilities. Examples include painting, photography, writing, dance, environmental art, etc.)
I want to Stay for the Extended Work Session, August 9th - 16th! (Make more pots, and finish projects with more focus after "Camp" Programing ends)
What do you want to create or work on while at camp? If you don't have a fully-formed idea, what do you want to explore?
Are you especially skilled in any of the following areas?
Do you feel you have something to share? Do you have leadership or teaching experience in any of these or related areas?
Building construction or woodworking
Clay: hand-processing, kiln building, sourcing natural materials, experimental processes
Metal casting: mold-making, sourcing natural materials, experimental processes
Wilderness living: camping, orienteering, foraging, plant or wildlife identification
Sustainable off-grid design and/or Sustainable Practices
Gardening, farming, permaculture
Are you especially interested in developing skills in any of the following areas?
Is there something particular you want to learn or would like to see covered during our symposium?
Building construction or woodworking
Clay: hand-processing, kiln building, sourcing natural materials, experimental ceramics processes
Metal casting: mold-making, sourcing natural materials, experimental processes,
Wilderness living (camping, orienteering, foraging, plant or wildlife identification, etc.)
Sustainable off-grid design and/or practices
Camp Kitchen Work Position
We have several work-scholarships available for participants on our camp Kitchen Crew. In exchange, awardees will be given a discount of $200 off of their fees. Responsibilities include preparing one pre-planned meal per day on a rotating schedule with the help of one other resident, and shared general kitchen management duties such as keeping water basins filled and tidying the kitchen and store room areas.
I am applying for a Kitchen Crew Position
If you are applying for a Kitchen Crew Position:
Please tell us about your previous experience with cooking for large groups, working in an outdoor kitchen, or other related cooking or kitchen experience.
Scholarships and Discounts
We hope to offer $50-$100 discounts to applicants that fit any of the following criteria. Please check a box if it applies to you. These discounts are based on fundraising and are not guaranteed.
I am a member of Art Shape Mammoth ($100 scholarship)
I would like to give a presentation and will include 1 paragraph proposal below ($50 scholarship)
I have attended a previous VCAC Symposium ($100 scholarship)
I am resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ($100 scholarship)
I have financial need and I would like to be considered for a scholarship ($100 scholarship)
Will your decision to attend be significantly affected by whether or not you receive a scholarship? Please explain.
Sustainable Practices Presentation Proposal (if applicable)
1 paragraph proposal for a 20 minute presentation related to sustainable practices in art and life
Briefly tell us about yourself, your interests, your experience and your skills. (1-3 paragraphs)
Statement of Interest
Why are you interested in coming to the Visitor Center? (1-3 paragraphs)
Where did you hear about us?
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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