Broadstone Arts District and Phoenix Center for the Arts have officially named Natalie Allen as the second local artist to participate in the first-of-its-kind Artist-in-Residence Program. The program offers local artists the chance of a lifetime to live rent-free for four months while developing their craft and making a name for themselves within the Downtown Phoenix arts community.
Broadstone Arts District, known as a work of art in its own right, along with a panel of local art leaders, has selected the Phoenix-local from a number of deserving candidates due to her remarkable photography style that embodies a central theme or color palette.
“With an intent to be as vulnerably philosophical or poetic as need be, my work is categorized as both whimsical and journalistic and serves as an eloquent representation of my love for the outdoors with a peculiar liking to storytelling,” said Natalie Allen, local up-and-coming Phoenix artist and winner of the Broadstone Arts District Artist-in-Residence Program. “By being selected as the second artist to participate in this one-of-a-kind opportunity, I now have the freedom to experiment with a new demographic, collaborate with other local artists, meet influential individuals in the arts industry and grow as a person and as photographer in a creative environment.”
During her residence, Natalie will receive:
• A four-month lease in a fully-furnished, rent-free apartment, provided by Phoenix Center for the Arts and Broadstone Arts District
• The opportunity to publically display her art at the community’s flex space, the Canvas @ Broadstone
• The ability to use the Canvas @ Broadstone space to teach her craft and develop a following in the community through art gallery displays, community events, and resident classes and workshops
• Resident events include meet-and-greets, art exhibits and more.
In addition, Natalie will receive exclusive, one-on-one access to curators and influential mentors within the arts scene. Phoenix Center for the Arts will provide monthly mentoring workshops and has arranged for the apartment to be fully furnished prior to move-in.
Prior to Natalie moving in, Broadstone Arts District proudly housed artist Jono Vengo during the first four-month lease, as part of the Artist-in-Residence Program. During his time at Broadstone Arts District, Jono participated in resident events and was able to connect with influential artists in the downtown Phoenix community.
Broadstone Arts District believes in the value of art and its transformative effect on people and neighborhoods. The Artist-in-Residence Program was designed to find and foster emerging talent from across the Valley. The goal of this opportunity is to elevate the authentic, burgeoning Downtown Phoenix arts culture.
For more information about Broadstone Arts District, visit www.broadstonearts.com.