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The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is seeking proposals for our second Exploring Engagement artist-in-residence project which focuses on Southern California’s relationship to the military, armed forces, and veterans.  With Oceanside’s long history of being a military town, it’s important for OMA to engage with the city’s large population of active military and military veterans.  OMA is interested in connecting with military personnel, their families, and the general public through accessible yet focused arts engagement and art experiences that aim to strengthen the value of the arts in our individual and collective lives.  OMA seeks proposals that will engage mindsets on “What Is Art?”, “Who Makes Art?” and “Where Does Art Happen?”.

For this phase of OMA’s Exploring Engagement Initiative, OMA seeks to bring the arts directly to our community in an effort to fold creative experiences concerned with military and armed forces subject matter into the fabric of the community in a very accessible and personal way.  In working with the selected artist-in-residence, we hope to expand traditional notions of art and the role of a museum in the community.  All residence projects must be carried out in public venues, be free to the public and take place over an extended period of time ranging from two weeks to two months.  Selected artist(s) will also be required to be an active participant in a minimum of one educational program (i.e. lecture, panel discussion, performance, and/or workshop) that will be presented to an audience at OMA.  Each artist may submit up to two applications.  One artist, artist team or arts organization will be selected to carry out their proposed project.

For more details, please visit our RFP page.

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