Cannonball is pleased to announce our new direction!
At the end of 2015, the Cannonball Board began evaluating its diverse programming, and each one’s impact on the Miami arts community. It was decided that, in order to maintain the integrity of its mission, and also foster growth and innovation in each program, Cannonball would seek an industry leader to acquire and expand on the Residency and r.a.d. Moving forward, ArtCenter South Florida will have full operational control of these two programs. Cannonball is confident that ArtCenter South Florida’s financial strength and strong community standing will bolster the Residency and r.a.d.
Cannonball will refine its focus on its LegalLink and WaveMaker Grants platforms, allowing the organization to execute what has always been its key mission: supporting artists and innovative forms of cultural production.
To apply for the Residency Program, please contact Art Center of South Florida at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cannonball's Residency Program is a hybrid, multi-disciplinary program that empowers Miami’s cultural producers and sustains the city’s position as a hotbed for contemporary art by infusing it with artists and arts professionals from around the globe. In an effort to create a new model of cultural exchange in a city popular for its beaches, night life, and art fairs the Residency Program offers artists the first formal live/work environment in Miami. The primary focus of the Residency Program is two-fold: 1) provide long-term, affordable live/work space for Miami artists and 2) offer international artists, scholars, curators, and other cultural producers year-round opportunities to research, create new work, and respond to issues at stake in South Florida.
Founded in 2010 and generously supported by major grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Florida State Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Residency Program is comprised of six live/work spaces. Three of the studio spaces are dedicated to year-long residencies for Miami artists and cultural producers and three are for one-to-three month residencies by visiting national/international artists, curators, writers, scholars, and other cultural producers.
Hosting approximately 15 residents per year, Cannonball complements the Residency Program with a broad menu of educational and professional opportunities for residents. In 2014, Cannonball inaugurated its research.art.dialogue (r.a.d) program, an alternative school that hosts a faculty of international artists, theorists, and curators. Semester-long courses and intensive seminars are offered throughout the year. Residents are welcome to participate in all r.a.d-related programming. Through regular, structured programs such as workshops, presentations, and one-on-one consultations with attorneys, gallerists, and arts professionals, residents receive the tools and knowledge to advance their careers. In addition, residents receive technical and administrative support as needed from Cannonball staff.
Housed in a former warehouse built in 1924, Cannonball is conveniently located in downtown Miami, Florida. Residents occupy the third floor of the building which was renovated by artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, co-founders of Snarkitecture, New York. Each live/work studio (measuring approximately 600 square feet) is outfitted with polished concrete floors, large warehouse windows, high-speed internet, and other modern amenities. In addition to the six residency studios, the third floor features a dedicated classroom for research.art.dialogue. courses, communal kitchen, dining and lounge areas, designed as an open, flex space to facilitate organic movement, use, and interaction among residents. The fourth floor is also designed with an open-floor plan and accommodates Cannonball’s administrative offices and program space.
Cannonball is located at 1035 North Miami Avenue in downtown Miami. The transitional, urban neighborhood is home to commercial, residential, and cultural activities, including restaurants, bars, and night clubs. The cultural landscape is rooted by established arts organizations, such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Perez Art Museum Miami, and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). These amenities, coupled with nearby artist-run studios and exhibition spaces, enrich the live/work experience of Cannonball’s residents.