November 15, 2020
Bunnell Street Arts Center presents an Artist in Residence program for International, US, or Alaska artists to create artwork exploring community engagement and creative placemaking. Bunnell sparks artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska. Proposals may address relevant themes such as accessibility, equity & inclusion, decolonization, sustainability, anti-racism, skills sharing and exchange, community wellbeing, connection between local and global communities, and more. Artist-led projects at Bunnell or in the community may be in any media or genre, including but not limited to: visual arts, performing arts, social and civic practice, ephemeral art, moving image, music composition/performance, literary arts, movement, theatre, or other. Residencies will be scheduled by mutual agreement between the Artist and Bunnell in 2022. Residencies are generally not available in June, July, or August.
Bunnell Street Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in a landmark building overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains in south-central Alaska on the traditional lands of the Dena'ina and Sugpiaq people. Founded in 1991, Bunnell’s mission is to generate artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska. 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 private baths for artists are located upstairs, in a spacious apartment with a shared kitchen and living area.
• Residency Length: one month
• Number of artists in residence at a time: 1-6
• 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 with private bath in a shared housing facility
• Meals: occasional meals/food provided, shared kitchen; restaurants nearby
• Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
• Studios/special equipment: piano, nipping press, small printing press, HD/3D video projector, HD video camera and tripod, sound system (mixer, monitors, mains, mics and cables), light board and theatre lights, workshop (tables, chairs), office equipment, reception inventory (tables, chairs, bowls, cutlery, etc). Bunnell also maintains strong working relationships with a commumity of artists, organizations and audiences.
• Additional studio information: The art 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
• $2000 stipend for one month
• up to $1000 value round-trip coach travel to Homer
• lodging in a private room with private bath, shared kitchen and living area above the Arts Center.
• $250 reimbursement or stipend for art materials/shipping/other local costs as needed
Additional expectations / opportunities
• To engage the community and impart a lasting effect, the artist is expected to provide an artist talk, a community engagement component, and / or contribute a work of art created during the residency for installation, exhibit, performance, reading, screening or other upon mutual agreement with Bunnell's Artistic Director.
Learn more about Bunnell's work and programs on our website at www.bunnellarts.org
Bunnell Street Arts Center
106 W. Bunnell Ave. Homer, AK, 99603
Winter hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm