New public art opportunity available to undergrads–apply by Jan. 31


Open to Duke Undergraduates with all levels of artistic experience.
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Do you have an interest in engaging and reframing social or political topics through art? Can you produce thought-provoking work on deadline? Do you have experience or interest in topics surrounding global migration? Team Kenan at the Kenan Institute for Ethics is seeking five undergraduate students to collaborate with Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Caitlin Margaret Kelly on the theme of global migration. Kelly, a second year graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts, Experimental and Documentary Arts program, will be producing a body of work
with a small group of undergraduates, to shape the debate about refugee issues, immigration or citizenship policy.

The art produced will be determined by Kelly and her collaborators, but might include 2D work, public art, performance, etc… The objective is to produce art that will engage with the Duke community.

To apply please send short responses (250 words or less) to the three questions below, and your availability during the Spring 2014 semester. Students selected must be available to meet 3 hours a week from February 10th through April 13th, with additional hours as needed.

1. What art classes have you taken to date? Either studio based or art history.
2. Discuss one experience you had collaborating with others? Benefits and
3. Discuss your interest in the theme of global migration?

Please contact Caitlin.kelly@duke.edu with any questions.

“Artistic discourse can do more than just raise awareness of social issues–it can fundamentally reframe or refocus debates that might otherwise go unnoticed or underappreciated.”