CALL FOR 2018 RESIDENCIES HAVE CLOSED.
2019 Residency applications will open on August 1, 2018
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
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.
Basic woodworking shop: table saw, band saw, miter saw, sanders etc. *no jointer or planer*
Hand held power tools: drills, sawzall, jig saw, circular saw, pneumatic nailers etc.
Some metal working equipment: Small MIG welder, angle grinder, vises etc.
3 .5 acres .....??
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 VIDEOS *Refer to the SUBMITTABLE application page for formatting information
STATEMENT OF INTEREST : MAX 200 WORDS
PROJECT PROPOSAL : MAX 500 WORDS
REFERENCES : 3 NAMES AND CONTACT OF PEOPLE WHO CAN TO SPEAK TO THE RIGOR OF YOUR WORK OR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMMUNITY
submission fee : August $25, September $30, October $35
• The residency program is open to all emerging and mid career artists.
• Students may apply but may not be actively enrolled in classes during their residency.
• Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIAL
• Statement of Interest
• 3 Professional References
• Project proposal
• 10 Work samples- images or video
- July 1st- 30th: $15
- August 1st- 31st: $20
- September 1st- 30th: $25
**Residents are strongly encouraged to attend a tour before applying to the program. Visit our TOUR SCHEDULE CALENDAR to sign up.