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Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Seattle Waterfront Virtual Arts Residency

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  • Budget: The budget for the selected artist, team or collaborative will be a total of $10,000, all-inclusive, for the 90-day residency.
  • Eligibility: Artists residing and working primarily in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, including King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston, Skagit, Snohomish and Island Counties. All eligible applicants must reside in Washington State.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”), in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects, is seeking an artist, artist team, or collaborative to develop a program of art opportunities for a range of artists to activate the Seattle waterfront. The selected artist or artistic collaboration shall be in virtual residence for a 90-day period to lead a process with the aforementioned partners, that incorporates elements of the Seattle Waterfront Art Plan and guide a broader call for artist submissions for late Summer/Fall 2020 art installations, activities, and activations. The broader call is funded by a partnership between the City and Friends. The selected resident artist will work with the partners to develop a program to award $100,000 in funding made available for this program and in support of #SeattleTogether initiative, a partnership among the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Arts & Culture, Office of Economic Development, Seattle Public Library and the Mayor’s Innovation and Performance Team coming together to build a city-wide Covid-19 community response plan. Guided by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s commitment to racial equity and upholding an anti-racist practice that centers the creativity of leadership on people of color, the Artist-in-Residence will work with Friends to ensure that this virtual opportunity engages a diverse range of artists, especially those representing communities of color and historically underrepresented communities.

More Information: www.friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org