SUMMER SESSIONS: 2021
JULY 11-18: Creative Duos Lea Fulton & Luciana Arias, and Jenna Riegel & Sha Harrell
WHO: For this session we welcome two separate creative performance duos to the space and our community – Lea Fulton (NYC and New Orleans) & Luciana Arias (New Orleans), and Jenna Riegel & Sha Harrell (Amherst, MA).
WHAT: Both collaborative duos work in the fields of dance, music, and performance art. More details to come.
Thursday, July 15,1-2pm & 2-3pm: Our artists-in-residence will be offering TWO creative workshops, open to the public. No experience necessary! Both are one hour long and back-to-back, so you can register for either or both. Workshops are donation-based, and all proceeds will go to the artists leading them. More info about Lea & Luciana's workshop here; More info about Jenna & Sha's workshop here.
Saturday, June 17, 7:30pm: Live performance of works-in-progress, The Shape of the Color to Come & are we intertwined?. Additional details and RSVP on our event page here.
JUNE 13-20: Andrew Simon & Crew
WHO: Andrew Simon is a theater-maker and teaching artist based in Bass Harbor, Maine. He works as a writer, director, performer, producer, and educator with collaborators of all ages. Recent projects include an outdoor site-specific production of Chekhov's Three Sisters with Middle School students, a multi-media performance and visual art project with 2nd and 4th graders, and the podcast BarnWaves - an audio show with new theater, music, and comedy.
WHAT: Andrew & his 5 theater collaborators will be in residence for one week at the Upper Jay Art Center, to work on a theater piece for kids! "The Petra and Mo Show is a new show about a mouse and giraffe who make shows together. There are puppets and music and new ways to be together and new ways to say goodbye."
Saturday, June 19, 4pm: Public Outdoor Performance of "The Petra and Mo Show," geared towards kids ages 5-11 (though perfectly great for younger ones, and adults alike). Show runs ~45 mins, with Critical Response Sesh & artist hang to follow. More details here.
more upcoming residencies listed soon, stay tuned
CA+MP – creative arts + multidisciplinary performance – is the emergent artist-in-residence program at the Upper Jay Art Center. We host artists in all disciplines for periods of 1-4 weeks, offering time and creative freedom within our unique and historic space to create, dream, perform, and explore.
Unlike many residency programs, our building operates like a living museum – likened to a Joseph Cornell box – and presents a plethora of objects, furniture, nooks and crannies for residents to explore and re-make anew, as well as a full live production suite (light and sound) and the sometimes raging waters of the Ausable River right outside the door. Residents can expect a loose, permissive vibe, as well as a curious and engaged local community with which to share their work.
Our goal is for these residencies to provide support to artists in any stage of their creative process, as well as opportunities to engage in cultural and cross-cultural conversations with local audiences, further challenging and growing our collective understanding of what connects (and divides) us, and ultimately, what it is to be in community with each other.
We accommodate both emerging and established artists working in visual disciplines (2D, 3D, mixed & digital media), film, music (performance, songwriting, recording), movement and dance, theater, performance art, as well as multidisciplinary artists of all stripes.
For more information about CA+MP Residencies, as well as details on how to apply, contact us at email@example.com.
WORDS FROM RESIDENT ARTISTS: Alec Spiegelman, Cuddle Magic
"Whenever I’ve had a few days at the Upper Jay Arts Center, perched so solidly & commandingly above the churning Ausable river, it’s led me to reconsider and reframe whatever recent city experiences had me anxious and concerned. I love the look, and the feel, and especially the SOUND of all that brought-back-to-life furniture: I can imagine no acoustic treatment superior to the incredible variety of re-upholstered surfaces within those hundred-year-old walls.
And I love the community, always gracious and open-eared, that gathers in that space."