Saturday, August 1, 2009

The site is up!

Well, some time has passed since my last post, but no time has been wasted! The official CICER website is up and running, although with some slight miss-steps, but its function is erect!
There, persons of interest will be able to review previous residencies and access information on what the residency is about; if they are new to the game!
It has been some labor putting it up, mostly labour that is not part of the residency, working and organizing ones personal life, but when possible the gears have been pushed so they can produce the best possible speed; the site is up and that is great.

I am now aligning residents for next year, those who will be invited. Next year is an 'invitation only' event. There will four weeks of residency compared to the normal five weeks which will be the norm for the following years.
We will also have six residents instead of the usual five. By having an invitation only crew I will be able to run a second pilot, where their concerns about the running and functioning of the residency will enable CICER to be better prepared for it's official inauguration in 2011. Application will be accepted for that year towards the end of 2010.

Well, that is it for the moment, though there is much more to say, sometimes less is best! Glad to be rolling again, glad the project continues!

Check back soon, and don't forget to visit us officially at

Saturday, January 24, 2009

In to the New Year...

Good day all... and Happy New Year. Yes I understand that it is already close to the end of the first month, but never to late to welcome and be welcomed in to a new year. It is a year which has seen already incredible things happen, from unjust killings by nations states to hopeful biginnings from a powerful arm, let's see what else the year has to give!

CICER is in progress to try and fund the lodging for all residents starting 2012. I am looking to secure funding through some resources in the island and by looking to find support for exhibitions in 2012 and 2013. What this means is that residents in 2012 may be able to come having only to pay for their air trips, which is close to where I originally wanted to get to; where residents would pay no expense.

With this topic though I have been reminded of a strong feeling I carry with me, which is that we should all contribute to things we like, experiences which may change our ways of thought and creative output. What this means is that it may not be too sensible to have everything payed for for residents, where residents, literally, pay for nothing. There is something to be said for paying for something you care for, having contributed financially to something that may change you or alter you way of creating. I mentioned this previously on a passed blog, and have sense been reminded by friends that I should keep this concern in mind. I will work on it and see where it goes. It could be that any other funds which CICER secures goes to CICER Community, a partisan organization of CICER. They will be looking to do community projects, and whenever possible help in community outreach and awareness. More on them in time.
Will be back with further news soon. Stay safe and constructive!

C U SOON and