2019 applications have closed.
2020 residency applications will open in August 2019
2019 Jury Panel
WHAT IS A RAIR RESIDENCY
Since its inception, RAIR’s Residency Program has established itself as a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career, and established artists to work at the intersection of art, industry, and sustainability. Selected by a review panel of arts professionals, five Artists in Residence per year receive attentive support from RAIR's staff who, acting as liaisons between artists and waste workers, ensure that Residents can work safely and effectively within the parameters of a busy operational facility. In addition to providing artists on-site access to recovered materials, construction equipment, and a fully functioning studio, the RAIR Residency Program offers Residents the opportunity to use the entire 3.5 acre recycling facility as an expansive project space for the development and presentation of ambitious experimental work. By facilitating artists’ direct engagement with the waste stream, RAIR encourages residents to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-asses their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal.
TWO TYPES OF RESIDENCIES
RAIR has 2 residency programs: THE STANDARD RESIDENCY and THE BIGGIE SHORTIE. Both are given access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream as well as access to RAIR’s staff- who work closely with all residents.
THE BIGGIE SHORTIE: a shorter, more project based residency. Big project in a short amount of time. The flexible nature of Biggie Shorties allow for projects to be customized to fit each residency.
*minimum of 20 hours per week
*additional site visits and/or material collecting visits may be scheduled
Partial access to project space tools and equipment. Some ability to store materials onsite. No private studio.
Assistance with project documentation. Studio visit with application juror. 'Open studio event' or onsite exhibition opportunities
THE STANDARD RESIDENCY: a longer, more traditional studio based program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio and project space.
*minimum of 20 hours per week
*additional hours can be scheduled if needed
Full access to shop, project space and private studio.
Assistance with project documentation. Studio visit with application juror. 'Open studio' event or onsite exhibition opportunities
Thanks to a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts we are excited to offer stipends to all residents in 2019!
Each resident will receive an honorarium of $600.
Financial assistance will be provided for travel and housing.
*(please email with questions regarding restrictions of the 2019 stipend funds)
Applications for 2019 residencies will be open from August 1- October 31, 2018
Deadline is October 31, 2018 @ 11:59pm
Artists will be notified by Jan 1, 2019
Residencies are open to all emerging and mid career artists
Students may apply, but must not be actively enrolled in classes during the time of their residency
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older
10 SAMPLES OF WORK: images or video *refer to submittable application for file specifications
STATEMENT OF INTEREST: max 200 words
PROJECT PROPOSAL: max 500 words
REFERENCES: 3 names and contact information of people who can speak to the rigor of your work
SUBMISSION FEE: August 1st $25, September 1st $30, October 1st $35
**Residents are strongly encouraged to attend a tour before applying to the program. Visit our TOUR SCHEDULE CALENDAR to sign up.