2021 Artist Program / Residencies

February 28, 2021

Organization Name: City of Shoreline

Organization Location: Shoreline, WA

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


Call for Artists: Shoreline Art Cottage Residencies 2021

Up to four artist residencies are available at the Shoreline Art Cottage Space located on a bluff overlooking the Salish Sea at Saltwater Park in Shoreline.

For its second season in 2021, the city’s Public Art Program will fund four consecutive arts residencies at the Art Cottage, each with a $1800 honorarium, for periods of about two-moths beginning in May and ending in December. Open to emerging as well as established artists working in a wide variety of media, the Art Cottage Residencies offer artists space and time to experiment and explore the site and its history, its spectacular landscape, and the creative process. Two of the summer residencies may include working with the City’s Teen Program which will be sharing the space during that time. There may be opportunities to work with other city or community-based groups during the other sessions.


Apply by 11:59 pm Sunday, February 28 to artentry@shorelinewa.gov with Residency Application in the subject line. A list of materials to include follows below.


• Emerging or established artists

• Artists residing in the central Puget Sound region during the time of the residency period:

Residency #1: April 5 – June 6, with final presentation on or about June 5

Residency #2: June 7 – Aug. 8, presentation approx. Aug. 7

Residency #3: Aug. 9 – Oct. 10, presentation approx. Oct. 9

Residency #4: Oct. 16 – Dec. 19, presentation approx. Dec. 18

• Live nearby during residency period (There are no overnight accommodations onsite.)

• Able to provide regular presence over two month period (useful equation to consider: 40 hours at $45/hr = $1800)

• Equity and Inclusion projects, community outreach, youth & teen engagement, social justice, are especially welcome areas of interest, as are all artists working within a contemporary art context (experimentation, abstraction, new media, video, photography, land art, performance, craft-as-fine-art, collage, street art, encaustic, etc.).

Evaluation Criteria

• Strength of artwork in sample
• Proposal – feasibility; clarity of scope of work and goals; including transportation plan (car, bus, bike, etc.) and schedule for occupancy of residency; details of final presentation
• Equity and Inclusion; applications that support the city’s equity and inclusion goals by featuring underrepresented artists are encouraged
• Community impact, community & public outreach, drop-in activities


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