2022 Artist Residency Program at Saltwater Park / Residencies
February 27, 2022
Organization Name: Shoreline Public Art Program
Organization Location: Shoreline, WA
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 WA, just north of Seattle. For 2022, the City’s Public Art Program will fund four consecutive arts residencies, each with an $1800 honorarium, for periods of about two-moths beginning in April 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. There may also be opportunities to work with city or community-based groups (Richmond Beach Neighborhood Association; Community Garden Programs, etc.) during the residencies.
Summary of eligibility and details: Artists must be legal residents of the State of Washington and reside in the area during the time of the Art Residency (There are no overnight accommodations onsite); The primary goal of eligible artists must be to generate new work, as opposed to continuing unfinished work or re-interpreting existing works; Emerging or established artists in any artistic discipline are eligible, including artists working within a contemporary art context such as: experimentation, abstraction, new media, video, photography, poetics, land art, performance, craft-as-fine-art, book arts, collage, street art, encaustic, social justice, social practice, community activation, etc.; Artists of color, immigrants, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply; Preferred project interests: contemporary art, social practice equity and inclusion projects, immigrant experience, community outreach, race and social justice, and projects exploring aspects of the Salish Sea environment; Artists must be able to provide a regular presence at the Art Cottage during regular park hours (dawn to dusk) over the term of the residency. A minimum of 40 hours is required and can be fulfilled during the daytime, evenings, weekends, or a combination thereof; Subject to Public Health restrictions, Artists must permit members of the public reasonable access for “drop in” viewing of the creative process and communicate about their project and the Art Residency, ideally offering hands-on engagement. Highest visitation is likely on summer weekends when the tide is low; Artists must participate in a final presentation at the end of the residency period of the work created during the residency. A final statement on the results of the residency is also required prior to final payment.