Alumni New Works awards project-based, month-long return residencies—with project grants of up to $2,500—to six noteworthy alumni each year. Selected artists can use the return visit to initiate new works or finish projects that are nearing completion; finalize work for upcoming exhibitions, performances, or publications; and reconnect and collaborate with other alumni Artists.
In an additional effort to deepen our support for alumni, Headlands has partnered with USA Projects. A kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform for artists, USA Projects is an exceptional fundraising venue that provides professional development tools and individual project development support. Open to all Headlands Alumni, artists granted Alumni New Works awards are especially encouraged to use Headlands’ support as leverage toward reaching fundraising goals through this innovative microfinancing model.
- March – December
- The application period for the 2014 Program will open in Summer 2013.
- Deepen Headlands’ support for alumni initial participation in Headlands’ programs
- Provide meaningful project and professional development support, enabling artists to leverage and amplify our support through the USA Projects partnership
- Alumni New Works awards replace previous informal alumni return residencies, in order to refine and improve Headlands’ support.
- Selected alumni will receive a grant of up to $2,500 to support a new project
- Award includes a return visit of two weeks to one month
- While at Headlands, alumni receive all benefits enjoyed by current Artists in Residence
- Headlands cannot offer extra rooms for collaborators; only collaborators who are also Headlands Alumni are eligible to apply
- Family stays are limited to two weeks, and availability is not guaranteed; early notification of family stay is encouraged
- Alumni are also eligible to receive professional development support and access to launch fundraising campaigns through a new partnership with USA Projects
- Alumni may use the support of Headlands as leverage for matching support through USA Projects
- All alumni Artists are eligible to apply
- Merit of application, including quality and innovation of proposed project
- Past record of accomplishment and project completion
- Committed or likely public presentation
- Proposals will be accepted through an online application process
- Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of two non-applicant Headlands alumni artists, two Headlands staff members, and one outside panelist