Connecticut Post Mall to host an artist-in-residence space starting in June
MILFORD — A Redding-based arts organization is teaming up with the Connecticut Post Mall to provide space for area artists.
The Clementina Arts Foundation will open the latest edition of its Sprouting Spaces program on the mall’s lower level on June 1, mall officials said. Sprouting Spaces will moving into a 1,472-square-foot, previously vacant space near Macy’s lower level entrance and the headquarters of the Black Business Alliance headquarters.
Sprouting Spaces provides free working and exhibition space for mid-career contemporary artists. It is relocating to the mall from another retail location, the Stamford Town Center.
Artists who apply to be a part of the Sprouting Spaces program have their work reviewed by a jury of curators, museum directors and art collectors, a spokeswoman for the mall said. Sometime in May, the jury will award one local artist a one-year residency in the mall space.
The space will become that artist’s personal studio, where the individual can freely create and engage with the public through events and community outreach efforts.