to Jul 22


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Summer Edition

June 3 – July 22, 2018

Application due: Friday, May 4, 11:59 pm
Contracts due: Friday, May 18, 11:59 pm

Artists Work-Space Residency

ECOCA A.I.R. will include:
> Closing reception
> Studio visits by artists will be announced
> Open studios June 23, 3 pm for International Festival of Arts & Ideas tour

A new edition of the ECOCA artist-in-residence workspace program where artists and collectives each occupy a room in the John Slade Ely House Galleries, a 1905 English Elizabethan style house, to produce work that includes film, painting, illustration, video and social practice.

The International Arts & Ideas Festival is planning a public tour on Saturday, June 23, of the Ely Center's Artists-in-Residence. Other special programming will be announced throughout the month—studio visits for the residents and workshops, panels, conversations, screenings, and other public events driven by the artists-in-residence.

ECOCA A.I.R. editions reinforce our mission to reaffirm Grace Ely’s testamentary wishes for an art center where artists, arts organizations and the public assemble, exchange, learn, and engage through exhibitions, performances, and emerging contemporary practice. 

Read and submit the application guidelines/agreement here.

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Silence Breakers
to Feb 25

Silence Breakers

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Deadline for online entries: February 24, 2018

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, March 4 – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 5–8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1–4 pm
Public Reception: Thursday. March 8 from 5–8 pm
Public Closing Reception: Thursday April 5 from 5–8 pm

Each year during Women’s History Month, the Ely Center of Contemporary Art (ECOCA) showcases In Grace We Trust, an annual exhibition that reminds us that 51 Trumbull Street, now a pillar of the New Haven arts community, was once Grace T. Ely's home. In Grace We Trust addresses ideas of tradition and change - a nod to the past as we confront current societal challenges and rise together to create our future narrative.

This year, ECOCA is collaborating with Nasty Women Connecticut for In Grace We Trust: Silence Breakers. We invite artists working across disciplines, to create artwork that addresses issues of abuse, consent, and identity as well as themes of domesticity and home. The show will look at the often-blurred line between security and insecurity we associate with home—while embracing ideas around women’s issues, equity, individuality, and home life.

Drop off and install: February 27 – March 2
De-install artwork: Friday, April 6; Saturday, April 7, 12–2 pm; and Sunday, April 8, 1–3 pm


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