The Moab Arts Re-Use Residency
MARR’s mission is to provide an alternative option for waste management and challenge the perception of waste culture. We aim to do this by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art, community and waste systems. The Moab Arts Re-Use Residency offers a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career, and established artists by facilitating artists’ direct engagement with the waste stream in the Moab Valley. The Moab area is highly impacted by the tourism industry and as a result, waste management. MARR encourages residents to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-asses their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal. Working with our community non-profits, local artists and residents, schools and waste industry partners, MARR offers a holistic approach to the residency experience. MARR understands the importance of breathing room and provides the space and materials for artists to have full creative agency during their residency.
Artist Residency Program
A more traditional 4-week program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio space, as well as local artist contacts. Artists from the US and internationally can apply to this residency. Artists in Residence are expected to spend a majority of their time creating work for the residency.
• 4 Weeks - April, June, August, October
*MINIMUM OF 30 HOURS PER WEEK
Full access to private studio and waste centers for material sourcing.
Assistance with project documentation. Studio visit with Arts Council. 'Open studio' event and community workshop. Capstone exhibition at one of Moab Arts’ gallery spaces.
Town Artist Program
A longer, more community-based residency. Several projects over a longer amount of time, with less hours per week. The quarterly residency is open to Moab residents only, and is aimed at providing both emerging and established artists with an introduction to the community through their public art works.
• 3 Months
• Year Round: January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December.
*MINIMUM OF 10 HOURS PER WEEK
*additional site visits and/or material collecting visits may be scheduled
Limited studio space, full access to local waste centers for material sourcing.
Assistance with project documentation. Studio visit with Arts Council. 'Open studio event' and community workshop (or other comparable community-engagement event).
FOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE:
Applications for 2020 Artists in Residence will be open from September 1 - December 31st, 2019.
Deadline is December 31, 2019 @ 12:00am (Midnight)
Artists will be notified by February 1st, 2020 as to the status of their application. Finalists will be notified by February 15th, 2020.
FOR TOWN ARTISTS:
Applications for January-March or April-June 2020 Town Artists will be open from September 1st - November 1st 2019.
Applications for July-September or October-December 2020 Town Artists will be open from February 1st - April 1st 2020.
Deadlines are 12:00am MST November 1st, 2019 / 12:00am MST April 1st, 2020
Artists will be notified by December 1, 2019/June 1, 2020 as to the status of their application.
Stipend & Housing
Moab Arts provides a $1000 stipend for Artists in Residence and Town Artists.
Financial assistance for travel costs can be provided up to $200, please contact staff for more information (not available for Town Artists).
Moab Arts will provide resources for finding housing, as well as the $500 housing stipend included in the overall $1000 stipend.
Residencies are open to all emerging and mid career artists.
Students may apply, but must not be actively enrolled in classes during the time of their residency.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
1-5 SAMPLES OF WORK: images or video.
PROJECT PROPOSAL: max 750 words.
REFERENCES (Artist in Residence only): 2 names and contact information of people who can speak to the rigor of your work.
ARTIST STATEMENT (Artist in Residence only)