maker in residence

Experts from your own backyard.

about this program

Ignite Studio features a professional maker/artist to help patrons connect with different creative processes. Drop-in during open studio hours, sign up for a class, or participate in an ongoing collaborative project during these maker residencies. The Maker-in-Residence Program is funded with support from the Friends of the Library.

Eleanor Giron

meet

Eleanor Giron is a Manila-based visual artist and graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Eleanor has regular group exhibitions around Metro Manila, as well as showing internationally in countries such as New Zealand and Malaysia. She recently moved to Indianapolis where she continues to pursue her art.

In 2013, she was granted a residency in New Zealand where she toured her artwork from the North Island to the South Island. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, among them are major shows at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo and Manila Contemporary.

Eleanor paints pieces of her life, creating a visual journal for her viewers to read. She offers her audience intimate glances of the struggles of a hopeless romantic, of pain, loss, and growth. Like her process, she is a work in progress, and she invites the viewer to take part in her journey.

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PROFESSIONAL ARTIST & SCULPTOR

Eleanor Giron

meet

Eleanor Giron is a Manila-based visual artist and graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Eleanor has regular group exhibitions around Metro Manila, as well as showing internationally in countries such as New Zealand and Malaysia. She recently moved to Indianapolis where she continues to pursue her art.

In 2013, she was granted a residency in New Zealand where she toured her artwork from the North Island to the South Island. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, among them are major shows at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo and Manila Contemporary.

Eleanor paints pieces of her life, creating a visual journal for her viewers to read. She offers her audience intimate glances of the struggles of a hopeless romantic, of pain, loss, and growth. Like her process, she is a work in progress, and she invites the viewer to take part in her journey.

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see

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

visit

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

Eleanor’s work

become a maker

professional maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our professional maker-in-residence twice yearly. A professional maker serves a 16-week term of residency, receives a stipend (funded by the Friends of the Library), a modest budget for supplies, and access to a 1600 sq. ft. residency studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 8 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours, classes, workshops, and other experiences.

How can I apply to become Ignite Studio’s Maker-in-Residence?

Download a copy of our application guidelines to learn more about the application process.
Professional Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines

How is a Maker-in-Residence selected?

The Maker-in-Residence is selected through a jury process. Jury members include HEPL staff, representatives of organizations with whom Ignite often collaborates, members of the Friends of the Library, and past Makers-in-Residence.

What does Ignite Studio look for in a Maker-in-Residence?

An ideal Maker-in-Residence has an interest in inviting people into their creative process and experience teaching at some level. We look for an artist with various content expertise including but not limited to 2D art and 3D visual art, performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, science and engineering, and craft.

How does a Maker-in-Residence schedule get set?

Once selected, the Maker-in-Residence works with the Arts Engagement Program Coordinator to determine a schedule and variety of experiences for Ignite Studio patrons.

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