Building on the forward-thinking intellectual resources of the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas and the rich cultural fabric of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), CentralTrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency bears a twofold mission of promoting unparalleled artistic experimentation and encouraging critical engagement with the local urban context. It is an incubator for cutting-edge international and national artists to cultivate sophisticated intellectual discourse around art and politics in the world and the collections and events of the arts institutions of DFW. Centraltrak is a forum for avant-garde exploration of how one defines "creative form," be it in words, art, architecture, or urbanism. The aim is to inject artists and writers from the USA and other nations into a community of professional artists in Dallas and, thus, to introduce the Dallas public and UT Dallas students to a heady mixture of professional artists working in all media.

CentralTrak supports four artists - one Texas artist and three national and international artists - for varying periods of time, from two weeks to one year. Artists live in the residency and show work and curate exhibitions in the gallery space located at 800 Exposition Avenue in the historic neighborhood, Deep Ellum, located in downtown Dallas. Visiting artists also engage the greater public of DFW by exhibiting work and giving public lectures in joint institutions, such as the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the Dallas Museum of Art.

For more information visit the CentralTrak Web site.