RAIR is excited to announce that the application for artist residencies for the 2014 year is now available. Over the past 2 years we have worked on dozens of projects and played host to a variety of talented artists, all while continuously unfolding exciting ways for creative interaction with the waste stream. Because the program is continuously evolving, and the possibilities for overlap between many different artistic disciplines and the waste industry are vast, we encourage artists of all types who are interested to apply.
Two residency tracks are open for application: the Biggie Shorty and the Standard Residency. Click here for more information and to apply.
1. Does RAIR provide any funding to an artist in residence?
Currently, no. We cannot offer artist stipends, reimbursement for transportation, housing expenses or other expenses. We can offer free studio space and access to materials.
2. Does RAIR accept applications from artist collectives?
Yes, we do accept applications from collaborative groups. Only one application is needed for groups with multiple members; please include separate bios.
3. What kind of art supplies does RAIR's studio provide to artists?
Extra hardware and additional materials not sources from the waste stream are the artist's responsibility. This includes specialty tools and items that are not already stocked in the artist studio.
4. Am I allowed to bring an assistant to work along side me during my residency?
Artists are allowed to have assistants working with them. Any assistant will be required to go through all safety training and the introduction process.