SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
a reading & conversation with ELEVATE Residents
& EMILY YAMAUCHI
Please join us for this presentation by our first two ELEVATE residents at Artist Television Access located at 992 Valencia Street/San Francisco!
doors open at 5pm/event begins at 5:30pm
Admission $6-10 sliding scale/members free
Angela Roberts currently lives in Oakland and has lived in New Orleans, Seoul, and Schaumburg variously. She writes prose, plays cello, and uses her body to perform. She currently edits a zine called Supertrooper. Angela’s solo noise act Cruel Work recently toured the middle part of the US. She regularly performs in ensembles in the Bay Area and performs in an ongoing electronics and improvisation project with her partner Scott Goff.
Emily Yamauchi is a writer and artist in Oakland, California by way of New Jersey, which some say is appropriate–who knows. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California. She writes fiction, comics, and graphic novels. Currently she is working on a novel and a graphic memoir. When she’s not writing or experimenting with projects fusing words/image/music, she’s teaching the young’uns around the Bay Area and writing for immigration law. As a Hedgebrook and VONA/Voices alum and Oakland resident of 15 years, she is always looking to elevate and celebrate community and marginalized voices.
ELEVATE: An Urban Residency
For November-December Residency: Application deadline Oct 1
ELEVATE: An Urban Residency
Small Press Traffic in partnership with Real Time and Space, invites submissions for an experimental run of its Residency Program, ELEVATE.
ELEVATE grants selected experimental writers, at any stage in their career, free studio space (no housing) in a decommissioned elevator at Real Time and Space in Oakland, CA, as well as an opportunity to perform creative and critical work. One resident will be chosen for each session.
The duration of each residency will last for two months, includes an opportunity for the resident to perform creative work and give an artist talk. Residency candidates local to the Bay Area in California will receive a $250 stipend for the duration of the residency; out-of-town candidates will receive a $500 stipend.
ABOUT SMALL PRESS TRAFFIC
Since 1974 Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center (SPT) has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scene, bringing together readers, writers, and independent presses to engage, create, present, critique and archive their work.
Small Press Traffic’s mission is to provide a local and national platform for experimental writing, paying particular attention to underserved writers and those that identify as women, LBGTQ and/or people of color. SPT offers writers a continuum of support, from the generation to the connection to a readership both inside and beyond the experimental writing community.
ABOUT REAL TIME AND SPACE
Real Time and Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios and an artist residency program located in a former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. The mission of RTS is to provide a productive and participatory workspace for its members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. Our members include a wide range of artists, writers, curators, and designers. By offering a residency program open to local, national, and international cultural producers, RTS seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas within and beyond the Bay Area artistic community. Numerous public programs such as artist talks, film screenings, and social events enhance our overall mission by supporting further opportunities for conversations to take place.
ELEVATE offers the opportunity to integrate critical and creative practices into a new set of parameters, and the potential of challenging established routines, activities and assumptions. ELEVATE asks experimental writers to question what constitutes creative space, and creative community. Successful candidates will be offered one of three two-month residencies in this initial pilot of the program in 2016.
The aim of this residency program is to generate a new work or body of work. During their residency, candidates will be asked to perform their creative work at a local reading for Small Press Traffic and give either a critical talk or have a conversation with another writer/artist.
Proposals will be considered from experimental writers of any genre. Successful candidates will be notified within one week of the submission deadline.
Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that consider the notion of community, although this is not required.
+ The Residency will include access to studio space only. There is no housing attached to this project.
+ Residents are expected to fund their own travel to and from Oakland.
+Residents will receive a $250(local) or $500 (non-local) stipend at the beginning of their residency.
+ Residents are expected to arrive at Real Time and Space prepared to work independently on their work for the duration of the residency in whatever capacity that is possible
Please submit the following as ONE PDF in the following order, along with a $12.00 application fee:
+ one page cv if available
+ artist statement (maximum 500 words) including why ELEVATE would be useful to your current project
+ a residency proposal (maximum 500 words)
+ maximum 10 pages of relevant previous work