The 2022 CPR Artists-in-Residence are Justin Cabrillos, Ayano Elson, Doménica García, ryen heart, Symara Johnson, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Star Mitchell, Pioneers Go East Collective, Ogemdi Ude, and Jessie Young.
After receiving nearly 200 applications through an open call, the 2022 AiRs were selected by an independent panel of artists and community stakeholders, who brought a broad range of perspectives, aesthetics, and approaches to the selection process. As CPR strives to decentralize modes of power in its programming and operations, the panel-reviewed open call application was instituted in 2019 in order to increase visibility, opportunities, and resources for a more diverse range of artists in the field. This year’s selection panel was Stephanie Acosta, LD DeArmon, Douglas Everett Turner, and Katie Workum.
CPR AiRs receive heavily subsidized rehearsal space at CPR, a $1,000 stipend, curatorial and production support, professional development, and opportunities to present their work. AiRs form a central part of CPR’s public programs, which are largely informed by ideas and propositions by resident artists, who may present work in signature programs such as Sunday Salon, Open Studios, and Performance Philosophy Reading Group, as well as other flexible platforms for presentation and dialogue that respond to artists’ needs at various stages of research and artistic creation.
CPR’s AiR Program has supported over 100 residencies since it was established in 2012, with alumni including Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Sidra Bell, Moriah Evans, Mariana Valencia, John Jasperse, Leslie Cuyjet, Kyle Marshall, and many others. A full list of current and former CPR AiRs since 2012 can be found at www.cprnyc.org/artist-in-residence.