Share your talents with the community by providing creative and educational opportunities that support cultural and artistic exchange.
Richland Library’s Artist in Residence Program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.
Created in 2015, the residency program gives artists, performers and makers of all types and disciplines the ability to work freely in their own studio space, share their works and artistic process with the community and provide learning opportunities and programs for library customers.
- Full access to their own studio space as well as access to the Media and Fine Arts Studios and Woodshop at Richland Library Main
- A monthly stipend (programming supplies provided by the library)
Residents are expected to:
- Offer 20 open office hours each month
- Work in their studio as much as possible—allowing library customers and community members to observe the artistic process in real time.
- Collaborate with library staff on arts programming for the public
- Lead art programs and workshops for the public and/or staff
Upcoming Residency Dates:
Proposals for Spring 2020 will be accepted from November 15 - December 15, 2019.
- Spring 2020: January 13 - May 15
- Summer 2020: May 22 - August 21
- Fall 2020: September 8 - January 8
⚠️ Due to the current pandemic, we are currently assessing the schedule for future residencies. For now, we will be suspending the Artist-in-Residence program for the Summer Session, but plan to open applications for Fall beginning in June. Please stay tuned for further updates.
Priority will be given to artists who present ideas for projects that align with Richland Library’s brand promises—Enhance the Customer Experience and to Advance Our Community. Proposals should state an overall goal for accomplishing these promises in their workshop and project ideas.