CALL TO ARTISTS – 2024 SHORELINE ART COTTAGE RESIDENCY PROGRAM / Calls & Submissions
February 20, 2024
Organization Name: City of Shoreline
Organization Location: Shoreline, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
Fee: no fee
ART OPPORTUNITY SUMMARY – Art Cottage Residency Program
The City of Shoreline Public Art Program is seeking a qualified artist, or artist team, interested in exploring their art practice while providing a regular presence at the Art Cottage and creating options for viewers to observe and engage with this creative process.
For its fifth season in 2024, the Shoreline Public Art Program will fund up to four residencies. The Art Cottage is located on an idyllic bluff overlooking the Salish Sea at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline, WA.
ARTIST RESIDENCY HONORARIUM $2,000 per residency (No Entry Fee)
ELIGIBILITY: OPEN CALL TO QUALIFIED ARTISTS
• Open to emerging as well as established artists working in a wide variety of media.
• Must be 18 years of age and able to complete a W-9 form for payment.
• Artists must be residents of the state of Washington and reside in King, Pierce, or Snohomish County during the time of the Art Cottage Residency. (There are no overnight accommodations.)
• Artists of color, immigrants, and artists from diverse communities and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
• City of Shoreline staff members, selection panelists, as well as their immediate family members, are not eligible to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024
TIMELINE: Residencies will be for six contiguous weeks each, March through October 2024 (no availability the first 2 weeks of July).
Residency A March to April 2024
Residency B May to June 2024
Residency C mid-July to August 2024
Residency D September to October 2024
The Art Cottage Residency Program is dedicated to showcasing dynamic artistic production, introducing contemporary art forms, and activating the park, space, and landscape through artistic intervention, all with the goal of fostering community engagement. The Shoreline Art Cottage Residency Program at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park reflects a commitment to engaging residents and visitors, nurturing a sense of ownership and pride within the community. It invites everyone to explore the captivating intersection of culture and nature in this uniquely inviting setting.
ARTIST ‐ DUTIES
During the residency, artists will:
• Create new work as they explore their art practice.
• Provide visibility to the Art Cottage as a public space and encourage engagement.
• Spend a minimum of 40 hours on-site during regular park hours over the term of the residency.
• Schedule regular hours for public benefit, allowing visitors to observe the creative process.
• Conclude the residency with a final presentation inviting the public to experience the work.
• Artists are encouraged to donate one of the works produced during the residency to the City of Shoreline Portable Works Collection.
• Collaboration with other City of Shoreline programs or communities is welcomed.
ART COTTAGE RESIDENCY BACKGROUND
Shoreline Art Cottage Residency began in 2020, offering artists space and time to experiment and explore their art practice at this former caretaker cottage. The residencies allow artists to engage with the site, its history, its spectacular landscape, and the creative process, while facilitating opportunities for the community to experience this exploration and get insight into the creative process.
Art Cottage at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
LOCATION AND AMENITIES
Shoreline Art Cottage at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline, WA, 98177
Nestled in Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, this cottage provides a unique artistic respite surrounded by nature. The site, known as Kekektwsidat, loosely translates to “place of gathering kinnikinnic” in Lushootseed (Salish), the site has served as a gathering place for thousands of years. The park’s distinctive bowl shape traces back to the 19th-century when this site was gravel quarry and ship dismantling facility.
Situated in a popular city park, this location boasts ample nearby parking and well-traveled walking trails. A connecting bridge leads to a beach area with low-tide sand flats, complemented by a Beach Naturalist Program on weekends during the summer. The cottage encourages drop-in visits from the public.
Art Cottage Amenities include two spacious interior workspaces, an illuminated gallery, a one-seat black box for video, an adjoining kitchen, a bathroom, heating, power, a Wi-Fi hotspot, outdoor access, a tidal beach, and ample parking in the nearby lots. The Art Cottage is equipped with some basic furnishings including a table and chairs, a small art history library, a boom box, and a typewriter. The venue features open windows for ventilation, an adjoining garage, and a spacious lawn suitable for engagement activities. Additionally, artists have access to pedestals for exhibitions and presentation if necessary.
The Art Cottage Does Not Provide overnight accommodations, kiln, furnace, lathe, or sediment trap sink.
CITY OF SHORELINE ART PROGRAM BACKGROUND
Since 2002, Shoreline’s 1% for the Arts Program has funded or facilitated the acquisition of 46 permanent sculptures, ranging from integrated designs to conceptual installations, enhancing parks and municipal sites citywide. Alongside these lasting installations, temporary art projects, including banners, murals, utility box wraps, poetry in the parks, and environmental art, contribute to the city’s cultural vibrancy. Established in 2012, the Portable Works Collection further enriches interior public spaces with contemporary pieces from local and regional artists. The Shoreline Art Program collaborates with local communities, art professionals, and civic partners to thoughtfully select artists and artworks for each project, fostering a vibrant cultural environment. This inclusive approach extends to collaborating on the facilitation of cultural services, indoor exhibits, and the residency program.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS
A panel comprising art and design professionals, alongside Shoreline representatives, will assess all artist work samples and application materials. Demonstrating a commitment to social justice, the Shoreline Public Art Program actively seeks to dismantle systems of oppression and bias within the arts community. To foster equity, the selection panel consists of partners from diverse communities who share these values. We invite our friends and organizations within diverse communities to share and repost this Call to Artists.
The artist/artist team will be selected based on the following criteria:
Proposal for Art Cottage Residency
• Artistic intent and vision for the residency.
• Body of work and goals for the residency.
• Preliminary plan and schedule of community involvement opportunities.
• Proposed details of the final presentation.
Character of Work
• Quality and strength of past work as demonstrated in the submitted application materials.
Equity and Inclusion
• Applications that align with Shoreline’s Equity and Social Justice goals and Shoreline City Council’s Resolution 467 declaring the City’s commitment to building an anti-racist community.
• Evaluation of proposed public outreach opportunities, drop-in activities, and community impact, and the final presentation.
ARTIST SELECTION SCHEDULE
Deadline for Entry: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, no later than 5:00 P.M.
The Selection Panel will convene in February to choose 4 artists and/or
Artists will be notified no later than March 8, 2024.
ARTISTS MUST UPLOAD APPLICATION MATERIALS TO THE RESIDENCY APPLICATION FORM
ARTIST APPLICATION MATERIALS
City of Shoreline uses a digital application review. Our labeling and format conventions are required for smooth management of the artist selection process and fair consideration of all applications.
Please observe the following guidelines:
• Submit your images and documents as electronic files.
• Do not lock, password protect or save your files as read-only, as this may hinder our ability to load them into a presentation for the panel selection process and could result in exclusion.
• We will not modify any image or document files.
• Do not send PowerPoint presentations.
• Artists are discouraged from adding text to images or collaging multiple pictures into a single image.
In 500 words or less describe:
• Your artistic practice and what you plan to accomplish during your Art Cottage Residency.
• How this will further your artistic practice. Please mention relevant experience.
• How you will engage the public.
• What your plans are for facilitating a final presentation on site at the end of the residency.
• List your desired residency period: A: March/April, B: May /June, C: July/August, or
• D: September/October in order of preference.
Proposal File Naming Convention: LastnameFirstInitial-Proposal.pdf (or .doc)
ANNOTATED IMAGE LIST
The Annotated Image List serves as a reference document for the submitted images, corresponding to the projection order and the image name/number.
Each entry should include the title of the artwork, medium, date of artwork, size (HxWxD), and
a brief and succinct description of the image, included projects, art, or installations. Images are a great opportunity to demonstrate how you work and think as an artist (500-character limit).
Annotated Image List file name LastnameFirstInitial-List.pdf (or.doc)
ARTIST WORK SAMPLES AND IMAGE FORMAT
Up to ten (10) digital images in JPEG (.jpg) format (per specifications below).
• If applying as a team, the team may submit up to fifteen (15) images.
• Artists are encouraged to submit images of past work that best illustrate their qualifications for the Art Cottage Residency.
• Links to videos can be listed in the Annotated Image List and will be considered an image, not in addition to the total number of images.
FILE SIZE & TYPE
JPEG, at 1920 pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, with compression settings resulting in the best image quality under 2MB file size. Image files must be JPEGs with a .jpg ending.
*IMAGE FILE NAMING LastnameFirstInitial-01.jpg
*It is important to use the image naming convention described so images are projected in the correct order and are kept organized for the selection process.
ARTIST RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
List and describe relevant artistic experience, a resume, or a CV (Curriculum Vitae). For team applications, include relevant experience, resumes, and/or CV for all team members.
Relevant Experience, Resume, or CV file name
LastnameFirstInitial-Exerience.pdf (or .doc)
The application materials must be labeled with the artist’s name and contact information and included on all pages of documents.
Proposal LastnameFirstInitial-Proposal.pdf (or .doc)
Annotated Image List LastnameFirstInitial-List.pdf (or .doc)
Image Files LastnameFirstInitial-01.jpg (-02.jpg, -03.jpg etc.)
Relevant Experience, Resume, or CV LastnameFirstInitial-Experience.pdf (or .doc)
REQUIRED MATERIALS MUST BE RECIEVED NO LATER THAN
TUESDAY, February 20, 2024, at 5:00 P.M.
APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE RESIDENCY APPLICATION FORM
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Shoreline Art Program http://shorelinewa.gov/art
If you have questions about submitting your application or the Art Cottage Residency Program, please contact:
Mylinda Sneed, Public Art Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org / (206) 801-2661