Pike School of Art – Mississippi

We are pleased to announce the next Pike School of Art – Mississippi (PSA-MS) residency.

Except for the last two days of the residency, which take place in New Orleans, you will stay in a cabin in Percy Quin State Park, just a few miles from McComb, Mississippi. The setting is rustic but your accommodations will be comfortable and self-contained. Complete kitchens include utensils and dishes. (No microwaves.) The cabins have heat and air conditioning, and most have wood-burning fireplaces.

You will share a cabin &ndash and possibly a bathroom &ndash with one or two other people but your bedroom will be private. Other residents will be in nearby cabins, allowing collaboration and social interaction.

Several day trips are planned, all designed to enhance an understanding of the South, its history and its culture. Residents are of course welcome to participate in these outings (entrance fees and lunches are included) but they are merely an option and not a requirement.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Pike School of Art &ndash Mississippi (PSA-MS) is a space for interdisciplinary creative experimentation where artists and writers with diverse backgrounds and proficiencies come together and interact in a rural setting in America&rsquos Deep South. PSA-MS offers residencies, workshops, talks, and space for art-making and discursive research. Activities take place in and near the city of McComb and the town of Summit in Pike County, Mississippi.

PSA-MS encourages artwork and curatorial or writing projects that create articulations about or in response to the Deep South, including Mississippi&rsquos and Louisiana&rsquos histories of conflict and adjustment between Old and New World societies and Europeans&rsquo early relationship with the indigenous populations. Projects about the ongoing African-American struggle to achieve full participation in American society are especially welcome.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Food
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: N/A
Nearest Airport: New Orleans International
Nearest Train Station: Mc,Comb, MS
How to reach by plane: The nearest airport is in Jackson (JAN), though more flight options are likely available through New Orleans International (MSY). PSA-MS can arrange pickup from either airport for a modest fee.
How to reach by train: McComb is served by Amtrak&rsquos City of New Orleans train, with daily service from New Orleans to the south and Memphis and Chicago to the north. PSA-MS will meet you at the McComb depot.
How to reach by car: From the south or north: Take I-55 to Exit 13 in Mississippi, then follow the signs to Percy Quin State Park.
Street & Number: PO Box 446
Postal Code: 39666
City: Summit
PO Box 446
Summit 39666 USA
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