The DéPOT Artist in Residence (DePOT AIR) program supports creative engagements with the historical roots and lived experience of deindustrialization.

We are interested in proposals that range across the performing, creative and visual arts, are rooted in deindustrialized areas in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, the US or Canada and that speak to the impact, and legacy, of mine, mill and factory closures. It invites grassroots artists from working-class, racialized and marginalized communities in deindustrialized areas to join our multi-year, interdisciplinary and transnational partnership.

The DePOT AIR program is inviting applications for two one-year fellowships (August 2024 – July 2025) centred on race, populism and the Left. One scholarship is reserved for artists outside academia. Individual artists as well as artist collectives are eligible. A second scholarship is for scholars who engage in art creation. A stipend of CAD $5,000 to CAD $10,000 will be paid out in two instalments, the second of which will be at the project’s conclusion when the work has been presented to the Project’s Assembly in June 2025.

Depending on where recipients are located, we will support recipients in acquiring additional outside funding or  sponsorships for the creative art projects and will support their work in other ways (including transcribing oral history interviews when necessary). Recipients are expected to follow the project’s ethics guidelines for research-creation and attend the June 2025 conference in France for which expenses will be paid. As part of the thematic initiative Race, Populism and the Left, they will also have the opportunity to meet researchers whose work focuses on these topics.

Application deadline: May 15, 2024

Full details are here.