Open Call

Call for Applications - PlySpace Residency Summer 2020 Term, in Muncie, Indiana


With Funding
Muncie, United States


PlySpace welcomes both emerging and established artists and creatives from a variety of disciplines. Applicants should be dedicated practitioners in their field and able to work safely and independently for the entire residency period to which they are assigned. Applicants should not be enrolled in a degree-granting program at the time of application and must be over 21 years of age. In order to expand and complement the creative resources available within the city of Muncie, Indiana, admission preference will be given to applicants who live and work outside of Delaware County, Indiana. Applicants can submit one application per term. International applicants are welcome to apply; however, please be aware that all programming is conducted in English and will not have a translator. Applicants must be able to communicate in English with enough fluency to complete their community collaborative projects. International applicants make their own travel plans to and from Muncie.

Number of Participants

Three to five individual or collective applicants will be accepted for each residency term (one PlySpace Resident Fellow and two-four PlySpace Residents). Collective teams of 2-3 individuals can be accommodated and are encouraged to apply. Please submit a combined application and portfolio detailing work that you have produced as a team. PlySpace can admit one collective group for any single residency term. If you require anything other than separate living space and shared studio space, you should indicate this in your proposal. We will assume that collaborative groups will need separate spaces for living. Unfortunately, we can only offer one studio space per application, so collective groups will need to share a single studio.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 15, 2020 - August 30, 2020


  • $500.00 travel budget
  • $500.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $25.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Stage, Wood Shop


Apartment, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Mural Projects, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Readings, Seminars, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Biotech, Blacksmith, Blockchain, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, DJ / Nightlife, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Start Up, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development



Program Description

PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Residency terms are for 4-12 weeks in residence. Each resident is expected to work with a community collaborative partner and complete a community-based project while in residence. The community project proposal is part of the application process, and projects should take up 5-10 hours of time per week in residence. For detailed information about the community collaboration aspect of the program, please see the website. All residents receive compensation for living expenses and travel, plus additional funding for project costs if selected as a Resident Fellow. Please see the website for complete details.

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