Immersive Prescribed Fire Residency
As the Pacific Northwest and other regions grapple with the increasing reality of wildfire, the Confluence Lab is working to reimagine shared fire stories. Alongside the Stories of Fire online exhibitions, it’s our hope that this residency for artists and writers will generate a greater public familiarity with landscape fire that is not catastrophic, while also demonstrating the possibility that non-professionals can and do participate in prescribed fire.
The Confluence Lab’s inaugural Artists-In-Fire (AIF) residency will support up to 10 artists and writers from the Pacific Northwest and adjacent regions as boots-on-the-ground participants in prescribed fire. Participants will train as wildland firefighters and attend an immersive prescribed-fire module as a firefighter. Returning home, artists and writers will be asked to reflect upon this experience through their creative practice and share those reflections with their communities.
Each AIF recipient will be given a one-time $4000 (USD) stipend to support time, travel and material costs associated with training, immersive experience and creative work development.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, reside in the PNW or adjacent regions, and will be required to maintain their own medical insurance. This project seeks to promote a diversity of voices and applications are encouraged from women, the BIPOC community and others not traditionally represented within wildland fire operations or who would not otherwise have access to such an experience.
Learn more and apply HERE: https://www.theconfluencelab.org/artists-in-fire-residency
PNW or adjacent regions