Interested in being South Church’s next Artist-In-Residence? We created the program as an opportunity to introduce new voices, diversify the worship experience, and learn together in faith. Artists-in-Residence create new work and lead talk-back conversations. How this relationship looks is greatly dependent on the artist. We hope to have a new artist each fall and each spring. The program is open to artists of any discipline with the exception of music as we have a separate musician-in-residence program.
Specifically, the Artist in Residence Program aims to:
- Enhance, generally, the arts at South Church in Andover for people of all ages;
- Expose congregants to a wider range of creative expressions of justice, hope,
redemption, suffering, joy, faith, etc.
- Foster interactive communication and expression between
residents and congregants;
- Support the work of local artists
While every arrangement in the AiR is suited to the talents of the resident, all cases seek to benefit both the church and the resident. In supporting the AiR, the church uses its various and unique resources to compensate artists for their contributions. These resources include: the church as a space for performance and visibility; access to our congregation as an audience; access to our publications for advertising; and, a limited stipend. We hope to cast a wide net, attracting creative people from many disciplines.