APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS /////////////
This residency is open to individuals or collaborative groups working in all creative disciplines, who identify as immigrants and/or BIPoC (Black, Indigenous or People of Color). If you don’t qualify for this residency but you’re interested in connecting with us, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In your application, propose a project that engages our apartment community (or a specific person or group of people in our apartment community) in a collaborative or participatory project.
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS ////////////
Your application will be reviewed by our Youth Application Jury, a group of young people (aged 6-14) who live in our apartment complex. We will contact you by February 20, 2020.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY /////////////
This residency is unlike a traditional artist residency (single artist working alone in a studio). It is a project-based residency with a collaborative or participatory element. Our neighbor community spends a lot of time together as “not blood family but family”, and through this residency, we invite you into our home.
The residency provides…
—Support/mentorship in developing a successful socially-engaged project
—Basic studio art materials, and access to woodshop power tools and basic ceramic equipment
—Potential budget additional supplies (as needed on a project-by-project basis)
—Access to our shared studio space and art/plant library
—Inclusion in a publication by The Living School of Art
—A public presentation of your work (exhibition, publication, workshop, screening, talk, etc)
—Flexible timing of the residency to accommodate your project and schedule
**We are not able to provide housing for artists-in-residence
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY ////////////
The Living School of Art is a responsive art project directed by the interests of our apartment neighbor community. Programs are led by and open to neighbors of all ages. Our most involved collaborators are a core group of young people (aged 4-20) and their mothers.
LSA is nestled within a 120-unit affordable housing apartment complex in the Hazelwood neighborhood of East Portland, OR. Most tenants have lived here for 5+ years. Many people in our neighbor community identify as immigrants or refugees. Roughly* 30% identify as Latinx immigrants or first-generation (Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, etc), 30% as Eastern European immigrants or first-generation (Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Romania, Bosnia, etc), 25% as other immigrants or first-generation (Nepal, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, etc), and 15% as non-immigrant or American. [*Note: the data we’ve mentioned is based on anecdotal approximations, not scientific measurement]
The Living School of Art facilities include:
—Neighbor-built community vegetable garden in our former swimming pool
—Medicinal herb garden and outdoor gathering area
—8 laundry rooms that serve as exhibition spaces for wall-based artwork
—Library with art and garden books
—Shared studio space for programs, classes, and gatherings
—Outdoor patio workshop area
—Woodshop/ceramic tech space
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♥ ✿ The Living School of Art ✿ ♥
The Living School of Art (located in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Portland, OR)