image credit: Ramsay de Give
DATES 2014: APRIL 1, 2, 3 (Tues-Thurs)
DESCRIPTION: The laH Artist Itinerancy is a short-term engagement in which a small group will exit New York City on foot. One need not have been previously identified as an artist to apply, nor is it required to produce any artwork during the itinerancy (though it is a possibility). The laH Artist Itinerancy occurs in conjunction with the 6th year of laH, an annual walk that commemorates the spirit of “Hal" (a wild coyote who appeared in Central Park in 2006 and died shortly after being captured and re-released in the wild). The path of the itinerancy will illustrate one possibility of how the animal might have found its way into Manhattan. Citing examples of juvenile coyotes, the walk will be 40-50 miles. This is an opportunity to witness a gradual shift between urban and natural surroundings. This is the first open call issued in conjunction with the laH walk. The itinerancy is guided by artist Dillon de Give. Click here for more information on laH.
REQUIREMENTS: Itinerants will be required to workshop one conversation subject for each day of the trip. Applicants should be physically prepared for a long and strenuous walk (approx. 15 miles per day) and for sleeping outside. Each walker will be required to carry their own load, supply their own camping equipment, and sign a waiver that acknowledges the risks of the journey.
TO APPLY: Email a short statement of your interest, two potential conversation subjects, and any other information your think will be relevant in making a decision to email@example.com. Please do not apply if you are not available to be present for the entire itinerancy (all day April 1, 2, and 3). Because of the nature of this walk, only a limited number of positions are available. There is no cost associated with this itinerancy. Deadline: March 18, 2014, 9:45pm.