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RPPL Artist Application Open! Due 4/3/24

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The Rural Performance / Production Lab (RPPL) is a creative production process and residency program which supports the development of new art rooted in rural living, history, places, and bodies. Pronounced “ripple”, the intent is for artist voices to act as catalysts for broad community change. RPPL artists receive either direct funding or a configuration of an on-site residency with direct funding, mentorship and support from a dedicated team of advisors through the completion of the artists’ residency time. Awards range from $2500 – $15,000. 

This opportunity is for artists living in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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RPPL Artist Brian Egland
RPPL Artists at work

Sipp Culture is able to provide housing, planning support, studio space and can participate as a partner and consultant in the realization of bringing new Southern rural stories to the field. Selected artists will receive a residency, which is tailor-made to fit their developmental needs. Residencies take place at the Sipp Culture Office and White Oak Artist Residency in Utica, Mississippi.

The RPPL program is best positioned to support artists transitioning from one place in their career trajectory into another self-defined place. This “transitional” label is a more apt fit than emerging or established, veteran artists, or the commissioning of new work. We are in a time that calls for change, both structural and intentional. Artists are built to adapt. Our residency program is designed to aid in that transition.

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