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.
Richland Library is looking for an artist who is accustomed to virtual interaction, who is willing to produce online art content with the assistance of the library’s resources, and who has a direct connection to the local arts community. The resident will assist in the curation of digital content from local artists consisting of art-making tutorials, studio tours, creative workshops and artist meet-ups, and serve as a liaison between artists and the library during this time of social distancing.
Our goal for the Spring 2021 residency is to address the needs of local professional and emerging artists who are impacted by racial, gender and socio-economic inequities and bias within the local arts community.
- A monthly stipend (programming supplies provided by the library)
- A virtual exhibition/celebration of artist's work via Richland Library's website and social media platforms.
Residents are expected to:
- Offer regular, weekly virtual office hours to speak one-on-one with library customers and local artists.
- Collaborate with library staff, partners and the local arts community on arts programming.
- Lead art programs and workshops for the public and/or staff
- Serve as a liaison to local arts community to help the library assess the needs of artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upcoming Residency Dates:
Proposals for the Spring 2021 residency (January - May 2021) will be accepted from December 1 - 31, 2020.
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.