Language:
English
Founded:
2010
Duration:
4-6 weeks
Paid by host:

$1000 and artists outside the region are eligible for travel and housing reimbursement

Paid by artist:

Extra hardware and additional materials not sourced from the waste stream are the resident's responsibility. This includes specialty tools and items that are not already stocked in the artist studio.

Application guidelines:

The application for RAIR's 2022 Recycled Artist in Residency is open September 1 until October 31, 2021 and is available online through this link.

Applicants may apply for both the Standard Residency and the Biggie Shortie. We ask that you take note of the differences between the two residencies, and tailor each application individually. Therefore you will have to complete two separate application forms and pay two separate application fees.

They welcome applications from all those interested in applying for a residency. From archeologists to industrial designers to curators to architects to scientists, RAIR offers opportunities and resources to people from many different fields of study!

Required for the application are the following:

-A Statement of Interest
-Resume/CV
-3 Professional References
-Project Proposal
-Duration of Residency
-Preferred Time Frame
-Location/Travel Details
-Work Samples and Descriptions

They strongly encourage applications to take a virtual tour of the site before applying. See their website for more information.

Collaborative groups and collectives are welcomed to apply. Only one application is necessary for groups with multiple members; please include separate bios.

The jurors for this year's open call are Ken Lum, Karyn Olivier and Sarah Workneh.

Deadline:
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RAIR

RAIR

Artist Residency at a Recycling Center
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Description

RAIR's mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.

RAIR’s flagship residency program is a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to work at the intersection of art, industry and sustainability. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day. Artists-in-residence receive attentive support from RAIR's staff who act as liaisons between the artist and the recycling facility. In addition to providing artists on-site access to recovered materials, construction equipment and a fully-equipped studio space, RAIR’s Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to use the entire 3.5 acre 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: Biggie Shortie and Standard.

The Standard Residency is a longer, more traditional studio based program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio and project space. The Standard Residency runs between March-November for 4-6 weeks.

The Biggie Shortie is a shorter, project based residency. Residents create a big project in a short amount of time. The flexible nature of Biggie Shorties allow for projects to be customized to fit each residency. The Biggie Shortie runs between March-November for 2-4 weekends.

Anyone can apply to both types of residencies. Recent residents include Alexander Rosenberg, Trash Academy, Karyn Olivier, Saar Shemesh, Eugenio Salas, Anamaya Farthing-Kohl and Nathalie Wuerth, Sonya Blesofsky, Levester Williams, Pablo Rasgado, Tory Fair, Rosa Nussbaum, Ang Li and Dave Hardy.

Studio Information

In addition to providing artists on-site access to recovered materials, construction equipment and a fully-equipped studio space, RAIR’s Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to use the entire 3.5 acre facility as an expansive project space for the development and presentation of ambitious experimental work.

Accommodation Information

RAIR provides studio space, as well as, the opportunity to work with the entire 3.5 acre facility as an expansive project space.

Technical Information

Residents work alongside RAIR staff, who act as liaisons between the artist and the recycling facility.

Contact information
Addresses

7333 Milnor Street
Philadelphia, PA 19136
United States

Email
rair.philly [at] gmail.com