Call for Artists: Deadline to apply August 22, 2019
Amazon’s Artist in Residence program returns with the third annual call for artists. Selected artists will work at the Amazon, Seattle-area, South Lake Union Headquarters in an on-site art studio.
There is a total of 4 residencies available in ten week increments, with the first residency starting as early as February 1, 2020.
Artist Fee: $15,000, inclusive of artist expenses and one mutually agreed upon artwork.
Greater Pacific Northwest residents over 18 years of age, creating original works. Artists may NOT be enrolled in a program of study within an academic institution during the time of the residency. No housing will be provided for this residency.
Deadline: August 22, 2019.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS ARE:
Compelling– artistically strong in concept and execution, approachable to a diverse audience, and actively seeking to engage with others about their art. Relevant– responsive to, and engaging with, diverse audiences, themes, and ideas. A dynamic process is central considerations for all proposals. In addition, we’re hoping that the art created by the residents is guided by two of Amazon’s leadership principles. Learn and Be Curious – At Amazon we’re never done learning and are curious about new possibilities – then we act to explore them. Think Big – we believe that thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy so we encourage submissions that communicate a bold direction that inspires viewers.
All applications to this program are reviewed by an independent panel based on relevance, viability, community engagement, and creative merit. The panel is made up of art curators, professional artists, Amazonians, and arts administrators. Materials required for submission include:
Project Proposal, including:
The selection committee may interview final candidates during the period of 8/22/19 – 10/24/19.
TIPS and TROUBLESHOOTING
It is highly recommended that the proposal be concise, written in direct language, and specifically detail the Workshop and Artist Lecture experience for the audience. Highly conceptual art jargon and overlong descriptions are best avoided. It is highly recommended to compose your application in a Word document, check the word count, and copy/paste your responses into the application form. Shunpike is not able to offer technical support for the online application system.
How large is the studio, and what tools are available? There is about 450 square feet of usable space in the Studio. There are work tables and stools as well. There are no power tools except drills.
How tall is the studio? The ceilings are 10 feet below the pipes and ducts, it is an industrial space.
What lighting is available in the studio? There is a bank of windows across the hall from the studio facing East. The general lighting is industrial, but there are clamp lights that can be set up with balanced lighting.
What is the floor surface/covering? The floors are polished concrete.
Is the residency only available to individual artists? Collaboration is great, but the stipend is split between the participants.
What about a dance/performance or audio/video residency? The current space is not well suited for most dance/performance/installation.
How ventilated is the studio? The ventilation is limited. No fume hoods, so fumes must be kept to a minimum.
Are the studio and the corporate facilities wheelchair and otherwise ADA accessible? Yes.
Is parking available? Yes.
INCOMPLETE AND LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.