Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Drop by the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio, and you’re likely to see creativity underway: teens composing a rap in the recording studio, students fine-tuning a 3-D printer masterpiece, a grandfather machine-carving a nameplate. To celebrate and enhance the makerspace’s devotion to creativity and invention, the Idea Studio is offering a third annual paid summer residency.

The two-month residency is open to amateurs and professionals 18 and older. The chosen resident will have space in the Idea Studio to make and share their art, will receive a stipend of $750 and will teach programs to the public during the residency period, roughly June 10 to August 16, 2019. As well, the resident will receive up to $500 in reimbursed expenses for materials and will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the library’s Langdon Divers Community Gallery in October.

Last year’s resident was artist Stephanie Harvey from Kimberly, Wis. She taught stencil art and printmaking and exhibited her works in the October show, “Spilt Water.”

Artists, makers, musicians, technologists, artisans and inventors should visit fdlpl.org/residency to view the guidelines and access the online application. Deadline to apply is April 23, 2019; the resident will be named by May 8. Email questions to residency@fdlpl.org.

The residency program is funded by the Seefeld Endowment Fund, which was started in 1992 to support special library programs and initiatives.

The Idea Studio is the library’s permanent do-it-yourself zone in the lower level with equipment to use for free and DIY programming. Hours: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. More information is available at fdlpl.org/ideastudio and on the studio’s Facebook and Instagram pages, found at Idea Studio FDLPL.