Arts & Culture

Immersive Van Gogh Artist Residency Program Announced

Artists will share work in sprawling exhibit space

Immersive Van Gogh
Immersive Van Gogh patrons stand in social distance circles at an exhibit in a different city. (Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Immersive)

In Immersive Van Gogh, an internationally popular installation and exhibit set to open at Camp North End in June, Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork has been transformed into a captivating experience shone through 500,000 cubic feet of projections that bring the artist’s masterpieces to life. And with the exhibit’s arrival in Charlotte comes new opportunities. 

Blumenthal Performing Arts and Lighthouse Immersive announced this week the launch of a paid artist-in-residence program to pair with the exhibit. 

We firmly believe that Charlotte is ready to be a big city that has huge, international shows come here, and we would also like to recognize that we would be remiss not to highlight and uplift the immense local talent that exists in our beautiful, creative city,” said Bree Stallings, Blumenthal’s director of artistic experiences

Resident artists will work 40 hours a week, cultivating new works to be showcased in a unique space, with Immersive Van Gogh serving as a backdrop. 

Selected artists-in-residence will be compensated for their time and given prime access to interact with and sell their goods to thousands of Immersive Van Gogh ticket holders a day.” said Stallings. 

Artists are encouraged to share up to five pieces of work as part of the residency application process, along with a written application. All applications are due by June 4, and artists will be selected June 10. 

Immersive Van Gogh is the brainchild of Massimiliano Siccardi and features a soundtrack by Luca Longobardi over the monumental projections that animate Van Gogh’s oeuvre. Seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris, the exhibit will open in Camp North End on June 17

Founded in 2019 by Toronto-based producers Corey Ross and Svetlana Dvoretsky and Toronto-based developer – Slava Zheleznyakov, Lighthouse Immersive dubs itself “the first experiential entertainment multiplex,” aiming to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms.

With locations in Toronto, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lighthouse Immersive offers versatile spaces for creators to present their work, while engaging audiences around the globe in unique art experiences that encourage dialogue and inspire new artistic creations.

The exhibit will claim 500,000 feet of space at Camp North End’s Historic Ford Building, running through Sept. 12. 

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