I was skimming a list of calls to artists in my email, when one item grabbed my attention — an artists’ residency program at the Torpedo Factory, a well-known arts center in D.C. My usual reaction would be, “Forget that. I’m probably not qualified anyway.” But the criteria for this program clearly state that it’s open to emerging artists.
C’est moi! And if I don’t apply, some other emerging artist will get my spot.
Now, I’m open to the possibility. More importantly, I have fresh stimulus for my creativity. The application asks what you plan to work on during the residency. So I’m thinking about what new creations I want to play with, what new media I want to explore, new styles I want to invent — all because I read about this program.
I may or may not wind up applying — who knows, I may find a more suitable program somewhere else. But my creative juices are bubbling and whirling in whole new directions. So thank you, Torpedo Factory — perhaps we’ll meet this summer!
What stimulates your creative possibilities? Please share with us.
Happy creating — Linda