In the interest of serving our mission, “Teaching Spokane to make and enjoy art,” it is the intention of the Spokane Art School (hereafter SAS) to invite professional artists into our midst to work, teach and share their creative process and its end results with the Spokane community.
The Spokane Art School (SAS) is committed to fostering diverse, equitable, and intentional inclusivity in all aspects of our work to fulfill our mission of teaching Spokane to make and enjoy art. We start from the assumption that everyone belongs and that we all benefit most when we learn from and with each other. The school creates opportunities for each person to explore their own beliefs, values, and cultures so that, as a community, we can fully embrace the experience, ideas, perspectives, and traditions of all who come to learn and create here. We collaborate to make a space where persons from all identities, backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences are embraced, validated, and supported.
The SAS Artist-In-Residence Program will provide up to six months of free studio space in our facility at 503 East 2nd Ave., Suite B in Spokane, paid teaching opportunities during that time (provided enough students show interest in the class to make it economically feasible), and a gallery exhibit at the close of the residency, all in the interest of encouraging regional artists to explore their talents in new and creative ways.
The preferred, but not required applicant will have received a college degree (AFA, BFA, MFA) in some aspect of fine arts creation, maintain a portfolio of previous work (to be made available upon request), and demonstrate interest in developing new work for public display as part of this residency.
A willingness to blog is preferred.
Because the studio is in the basement, the space is not currently accessible to individuals with disabilities, and the successful applicant must be able to climb stairs.
The art school will pay for utilities access for the studio space (electricity and heat) and liability insurance, and can provide rudimentary furnishings (desk, chair, etc.), but any specialized equipment or art supplies will be provided by the visiting artist. Running water is not available in the studio, but can be brought from the industrial restroom sink.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a letter of interest (not to exceed 350 words), a link to personal artist website or images of three recent works, and a short proposal for at least one class that you would be willing to offer to students during your tenure as artist-in-residence (class descriptions can be found at www.spokaneartschool.net for reference). Beginning and ending dates for the residency, as well as the timing of the gallery exhibit (at which your work would be made available for purchase, with the artist retaining 60% of each purchase price), will be negotiated between the SAS and the successful applicant.
- Work must have been created within the last 3 years.
- Only digital images will be accepted for review.
- To insure all images stay with the application the digital files must be named in the following format:
- Include your Academic Curriculum Vitae along with a list of any shows or exhibits you’ve had.
- Submit a statement of goals and a creative plan of what you would like to accomplish during the residency.
- Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the Spokane Art School at 503 East 2nd Ave., Suite B or submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the successful applicant will be invited to participate in the program during a mutually agreed upon window of time.
- The accepted artist will be notified by mail.