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about the AIR program

Artist In Residence (AIR) Program at Arlene's is designed for fine artists working across disciplines and media. Through integration of all our programs we aim to provide well rounded residency experience. The goal of the AIR Program at Arlene's is to foster individual artists while further enriching our creative community through exposure to their process and work.

Artists will create a cohesive body of work to be exhibited in R Gallery at Arlene’s and will be provided a basic studio space area. They will teach in our Atelier at Arlene’s program and be able to participate in any classes or workshops at

Arlene’s. Accepted AIR will automatically be accepted into every cycle to Makers Markets at Arlene's. Also, they will be expected to give an Artist Talk at Arlene’s regarding the body of work they are working on during their residency. 

Applicants are juried by an advisory committee and emphasis is put on the quality of work and the candidates’ expressed desire to be part of our community. “The AIR Program at Arlene's is another great example of all the things Arlene’s is doing to support our local art community,” says Andrew Ochal, the Director Programming at Arlene's. “Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a clear voice that reflects their artistic vision, a willingness to share that vision with our local community, and help Arlene’s commitment to fostering others creativity.”

 

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AIR at Arlene's
Framework and Requirements:

  • AIR length is a year commitment starting the beginning of October and ending at the end of August. 

  • AIR will create a cohesive body of work to be exhibited in the R Gallery at Arlene's after their residency is completed.

  • AIR must teach at least one class, with a minimum of 3 sessions, or 3 individual workshops per semester with the Atelier at Arlene’s during their residency period. Residents will be paid for their time, relying on if the class/workshop runs. 

  • AIR has the option to participate in any classes or workshops at the Atelier at Arlene’s on a space-available basis (The AIR is responsible for all materials).

  • AIR is expected to give an Artist Talk at Arlene’s regarding the work they are working on during their residency.

  • AIR is responsible for their own housing

  • A basic studio area will be provided and access can only be given during store hours. 

  • AIR will receive access to the facilities and technical expertise available through our staff and teaching faculty, some exceptions apply.

  • Minimum of 10 hours a week of studio work is required.  

  • Bachelor's or Master of Fine Arts degrees is preferred though not required.