SPRING 2018 DIVERSE DISCOURSE LECTURE & STUDIO VISITS:
DREW KLEIN, PERFORMING ARTS DIRECTOR, CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER (CAC), CINCINNATI
Artists must apply to be considered for a Diverse Discourse studio visit with Drew Klein. Artists working in all disciplines, especially performance or multi-disciplinary artists, are encouraged to apply.
STUDIO VISIT APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
- application closes at 11:59 pm on April 3, but staff will only be available to assist or answer questions until 5 pm.
- studio visits will be conducted Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17
- Artists who applied in Fall 2017 do not need to reapply but may update their applications if desired. Please email Jenn Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org to reopen your application.
- Artists are chosen for studio visits by the visiting lecturer and will be contacted by DiverseWorks for scheduling.
To apply you will need:
- Must reside or work in Harris County
- Must NOT be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program (ie BFA or MFA)
- Must be a DiverseWorks member at any level (artists who participated in the 2017 Luck of the Draw are current DW members; click here to join today)
- Documentation of your work (see application for specific formatting requirements)
- A resume or C.V.
- Artist statement (optional, no more than one page or 500 words)
LECTURE w/ DREW KLEIN:
Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 pm
at Rec Room, 100 Jackson Street, Houston, TX 77002
free and open to the public, seating is first come, first served; Rec Room bar will be open at 5:30 pm
ABOUT DIVERSE DISCOURSE:ABOUT DREW KLEIN:
Diverse Discourse brings national curators, artistic directors, and critics to Houston to present a free public lecture and conduct studio visits with selected Houston-area artists, performers, and writers. Diverse Discourse provides a significant opportunity for area artists in all disciplines (including performance) to have their work reviewed by a variety of distinguished arts professionals, fostering a cultural exchange across the nation between artists and cultural producers.
Drew Klein is Performing Arts Director at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. There, he curates and oversees the Black Box Performing Arts Series, an eight month season of performance-based projects that explores the full spectrum of disciplines.
Collaborating with revered figures like Mark Mothersbaugh and Saul Williams, and new makers like Dana Michel and Ligia Lewis, Klein’s curation centers on championing the adventurous within a context that honors the community for which he is working. Creating a prominent platform for international work in the Midwest, he has provided US premieres for artists like Ingri Fiksdal, Jisun Kim, and Mithkal Alzghair. Exclusive and co-commissioned performance works include Brian Harnetty’s Shawnee, Ohio, Takahiro Yamamoto’s Direct Path To Detour, Kaneza Schaal’s JACK&JILL, and Jens Lekman’s storytelling project Ghostwriting. Invested in the careers of Cincinnati’s own artists, he has produced and commissioned projects by artists such as Eddy Kwon, Napoleon Maddox, and Sheida Soleimani. Klein oversaw the CAC’s two-year application process to successfully join the National Performance Network as a partner organization in 2016.
Prior to joining the CAC, Klein worked in the New York independent film world with film mogul John Sloss’ sister companies Cinetic Media and Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP, as well as with Barcelona-based production company Garage Films. He holds a BFA in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.