Tarleton Castle Arts is offering its initial residency program with an opportunity to participate in the construction of Tarleton Castle, its studios and grounds, and the creation of permanent installation of sculpture.
Our intention is not only to provide studio opportunities, but to give each artist a chance to contribute their ideas, designs, and artwork to the very construction of TCA’s campus. Artists that participate at this stage will be in on the “ground floor”, and will shape the development of the physical environment and philosophy of what TCA will become in the future. These artists will demonstrate the artistic needs that TCA will strive to fulfill.
We believe that connecting 3D artists with building arts not only gives them a chance to enhance their construction skills but also expands their ability to showcase their art beyond the form of an individual sculpture.
Interns will be provided with board, a tent site, and a supportive environment to work, create and learn. Each will contribute to the construction of the Castle, its studios, and grounds, help facilitate workshops, as well as assist with cooking and maintenance. Generally, each participant will log 32 hours per week with those duties. Beyond that, each artist will be given time and materials to create a large-scale sculpture of Ferrocement for permanent installation
on TCA’s sculpture trail.