MOAB ARTS REUSE RESIDENCY
MARR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art, community, and waste systems. The Moab area is highly impacted by the tourism industry and, as a result, waste management. By facilitating artists’ direct engagement with the waste stream, MARR encourages resident artists to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-assess their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal.
Through a 4-week residency, the program offers artists housing, studio space, project and community facilitation, a $1500 stipend, access to unlimited materials at local waste disposal sites, and the time and space to focus solely on their art. As a component of each residency, artists spend time providing opportunities for learning, dialog and enrichment within the community.
Materials are provided by Canyonlands Solid Waste Authority and WabiSabi Thrift Store. The residency program is generously supported by the NEA's Grants for Arts Projects program and general operating support funding from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. Thank you to the Moab Museum for donating admission for 2023 resident artists.
Application information can be found here.