CALL OPEN: Sept 1 – Oct 31 on www.CallforEntry.org
Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Alaska AIR, an Artist in Residence program for international, US and Alaskan artists to create artwork that promotes community engagement and creative place-making strategies. Bunnell seeks artists who aim to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of Homer through the arts by addressing pertinent themes. This may include decolonization, resource management and sustainability, accessibility, inclusion, skills sharing and exchange, enhancing the safety and security of local residents, and/or artistic strategies to build connections between local and global communities,
Bunnell seeks artist-led projects featuring community engagement through social and civic practice, sculpture, creative writing, moving image, movement, music, painting, performance, ephemeral art, installation, poetry at the arts center and surrounding community.
Bunnell Street Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in a landmark building overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Bunnell’s mission is to nurture and present innovative, exceptional art in all media for diverse audiences. A premier exhibition and performance space with historic charm on the main floor doubles as an open studio for artists in residence. Private rooms with shared or private baths for artists are located upstairs, with a shared kitchen and living area.
Residency Length: one month
Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 8
Artist Status: Mid-career Artists
Application type: Open application
Geography: Open to International, US and Alaska artists
Application deadline: October 31 annually
Facilities & Services
Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
Meals: occasional meals/food provided; shared kitchen; restaurants nearby
Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
Studios/special equipment: nipping press, small printing press, HD/3D video projector, HD video camera.
Additional studio information: The artist studio is Bunnell’s main exhibition gallery, open to the public during regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday; It is not private.
$25 application fee
Stipends / other support
$1000 stipend for one month; up to $1000 value round-trip coach travel to Homer, and lodging in a private room with a shared kitchen and living area above the arts center.
$250 for art materials
Additional expectations / opportunities
To engage the community and impart a lasting effect, the artist shall provide an artist talk, a workshop and contribute at least one work of art created during the residency for installation, exhibit, performance, reading, screening or other such event upon consultation with the artist.
106 W. Bunnell Ave. Homer, AK, 99603 • (907) 235-2662 | Winter: Mon.-Fri., 11am-5pm • Sat. Noon-4pm