El Cerrito Creative ReUse (“ECCRU”) Artist Residency: California

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Date: April 17, 2017 — May 18, 2017
Categories: Opportunities
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The program is intended to support local artists in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties who work with recycled materials, and to encourage environmental stewardship – specifically, resource conservation, recycling and upcycling – in the community through art that inspires people to think about sustainability and consumption.  Artists passionate about upcycling and creative reuse are encouraged to apply, including painters, textile artists, photographers, printmakers, as well as musicians, performers, those working in film and video, and conceptual and installation artists.

The ECCRU Artist Residency will provide the selected artist with access to materials at the City’s Recycling + Environmental Resource Center for use in artistic projects, an on-site storage bin for materials, support for an exhibition at the end of the residency, and a small stipend ($600 for a six-month term). The new program is funded by the City’s Art in Public Places Program.

Artists in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties are invited to apply by Thursday, May 18, 2017. More information about the eligibility requirements and the application/selection process are included in the Call to Artist (RFP).

For more information, visit www.el-cerrito.org/ECCRU or contact Arts and Culture Commission staff liaison Suzanne Iarla at 510-215-4318 or siarla@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us