The CATAPULT Stay Home Artist Residency provides opportunities for 24 cultural practitioners from the English, French, Spanish and Dutch speaking Caribbean to be supported while safely remaining in their studios/work-spaces, each of whom will receive a $3,000 USD stipend to produce work over a two-month period. The programme targets individuals exploring the critical key themes of culture, human rights, gender, LGBTQIA+, and climate justice which are so relevant to the region.
Using this residency as an opportunity for the growth of their practice, the Stay Home residents will also share blog posts bi-monthly about the work they are doing. This blog will facilitate artists’ reflections on their process and practice while documenting the experience for both their benefit and that of the wider public. The blog will be hosted on the CATAPULT online platforms.
Read the CATAPULT Stay Home Artist Residency Jury Report here, and click on the images below to learn more about each resident artist and keep up with their work!
Group 1: September 21 – November 13, 2020
La Vaughn BelleUS Virgin Islands
Maria E. GovanThe Bahamas
Patrick Jerome LafayetteJamaica
Sofía Gallisá MurientePuerto Rico
Stay Home Artist Residency Blogs: Issue 1
Group 2: October 5 – November 27, 2020
Lisa Allen-AgostiniTrinidad & Tobago
Sonia FarmerThe Bahamas
Jorge GonzálezPuerto Rico
Héctor Eliazar OrtizDominican Republic
Carol Joan SorhaindoDominica
Stay Home Artist Residency Blogs: Issue 2
Group 3: October 19 – December 11, 2020
Franz CabaDominican Republic
Kelly Sinnapah MaryGuadeloupe
Ada M. PattersonBarbados
Las Nietas de NonóPuerto Rico
Shivanee RamlochanTrinidad & Tobago
Angelika Wallace-WhitfieldThe Bahamas
Stay Home Artist Residency Blogs: Issue 3
CATAPULT | A Caribbean Arts Grant is a COVID-19 relief programme conceptualised by Kingston Creative (Jamaica) and Fresh Milk (Barbados) and funded by the American Friends of Jamaica | The AFJ (USA). Designed as a capacity building initiative it will directly provide financial support to over 1,000 Caribbean artists, cultural practitioners and creative entrepreneurs impacted by the pandemic and working in the themes of culture, human rights, gender, LGBTQIA+, and climate justice.