RAIR Residency / Deadline: October 31


Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.

Since its inception in 2010, RAIR’s flagship Residency Program has established itself as a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career, and established artists. By facilitating artists’ direct engagement with the waste stream, RAIR encourages residents to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-asses their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal.

RAIR provides two types of residencies:  The Standard Residency (a longer, more traditional studio-based program) and The Biggie Shortie (a shorter, more project-based residency).

Collaborating with community groups, art institutions and waste industry partners, RAIR has also extended its reach far beyond its resident artists through Projects including recycling facility tours, class presentations, public events and exhibitions that illuminate the connections between art, industry and sustainability. RAIR offers assistance with the material sourcing, planning, design, and fabrication involved in a range of cross-disciplinary projects, and works with collaborators to maximize the creative potential of waste materials.

RAIR offers each resident an honorarium of $600.  Financial assistance will be provided for travel and housing.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Deadline is October 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Artists will be notified by January 5, 2020.