photo.album - A.C.A. symposium 2003

thematic introduction - WINDART residency
Katsutaka Murooka, kite maker / aerial kite photographer
Marc Ricketts, kite maker / kite theater
Tal Streeter, kite artist

Atlantic Center for the Arts' WindArt residency, will consist of three, closely coordinated and intermeshed programs with international invited artists in residence. There will be frequent, common sessions (workshops, presentations & readings) scheduled over the course of the three weeks, as well as a community-wide WindArt celebration at the close of the residency. Artist Associates will be encouraged to spend portions of their time, on occasion, participating in on-going activities of the other programs. Candidates should apply to one of the three programs, or indicate an interest in multiple activities.

Since 1982, Atlantic Center’s residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theater, writer's studio, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists of different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging artists - through an application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently on their own projects. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation.