Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Application for Seattle University Visual Artist Residency in 2011

Seattle University Visual Artist In Residence 11/12

Artist in Residence (SUVAIR) Program

The SUVAIR was formed to facilitate research and support for artists in their creative process. We intend to foster a unique environment for artists and students from which new ideas emerge that can change the way we see the world. The residency will provide artists with the valuable resources of time and space for open-ended investigation, experimentation and collaboration. We require no formal exhibition of the artists work at the end of their residencies, the program gives artists the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own practice - free from the usual imperative to create a finished product. This freedom sparks collaborations that promote new approaches to arts education, foster community building and provide a catalyst for social change.

The SUVAIR creates a forum for dialogue between the public and the artist in residence through artist talks, a projects studio, open studio time, and other forms of public programming and materials. Our residency is housed within the Seattle University campus with full access to the university library and facilities. The residency studio and offices are housed within two recently renovated buildings that once housed a streetcar turn-house. The Seattle University Fine Arts buildings are within the vibrant and bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood.

The appointment is for six months beginning July 01, 2011 and ending January 13, 2012, for this unique but unpaid residency.

Review of Applications will begin April 18th 2011.

Application Instructions:

Applicants may send work samples including images (jpg), video (mov, wmv, flv), music (mp3) or PDF documents via email. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized around 1024 x 768 pixels, at 72 dpi. Video files must be kept under 60MB. All Word or other word processing documents must be converted to PDF format.

Please label all files accordingly: Last Name_First Initial_Title.

Please note that only full applications will be considered.
Send online application to:


A full application includes the following:

• resume or curriculum vitae

• letter of interest, outlining your specific interest in working at Seattle University and
how a residency will effect your practice

• documentation of recent work (10 slides or equivalent time based files)

**A note on applying as a collaborative or duo: Artist Collaboratives should apply together by submitting ONE application per group, specifying the number of individuals on the application form.

Though artists are strongly encouraged to apply online, you may choose to send a hard copy application.
If you are applying by regular mail, please send application materials to:

SUVAIR c/o Francisco Guerrero

Seattle University
P.O. Box 222000
Fine Arts Building

901 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122


Seattle University is seeking applications from artists and arts professionals working in all media-visual, performance, sound, and video & new media-for residencies in 2011/2012. Seattle University actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status or veteran status.

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