2020 applications are open.

And will close on October 31, 2019.


we strongly encourage applicants to take a tour of the site before applying.




RAIR has 2 residency programs:  THE STANDARD RESIDENCY and THE BIGGIE SHORTIE. Both are given access to Revolution Recovery’s waste stream as well as access to RAIR’s staff- who work closely with all residents.


THE BIGGIE SHORTIE: a shorter, more project based residency. Big project in a short amount of time. The flexible nature of Biggie Shorties allow for projects to be customized to fit each residency. 


2-4 Weekends
March- November

*minimum of 20 hours per week 

Weekends 9am-9pm*

*additional site visits and/or material collecting visits may be scheduled


Partial access to project space tools and equipment. Some ability to store materials onsite.  No private studio.

Professional Benefits:

Assistance with project documentation. Studio visit with application juror. 'Open studio event' or onsite exhibition opportunities


THE STANDARD RESIDENCY: a longer, more traditional studio based program. Standard residents are given access to waste materials and a studio and project space. 



4-6 Weeks
March- November

working hours: 
*minimum of 20 hours per week 

Weekdays 7am-5:30pm* 
Weekends 9am-4pm*
*additional hours can be scheduled if needed

Shop/studio access:

Full access to shop, project space and private studio.

Professional Benefits:

Assistance with project documentation. Studio visit with application juror. 'Open studio' event or onsite exhibition opportunities

2020 Jury Panel

Karen Patterson

Karen Patterson

Oscar Rene Cornejo

Oscar Rene Cornejo

Ester Partegàs

Ester Partegàs


Thanks to a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts we are excited to offer stipends to all residents in 2020! 

Each resident will receive an honorarium of $600.

Financial assistance will be provided for travel and housing.

*(please email with questions regarding restrictions of the 2020 stipend funds)


Applications for 2020 Residencies will be open from August 1- October 31, 2019

Deadline is October 31, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Artists will be notified by Jan 5, 2020.


Residencies are open to all emerging and mid career artists

Students may apply, but must not be actively enrolled in classes during the time of their residency

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older


10 SAMPLES OF WORK: images or video *refer to submittable application for file specifications

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: a brief statement (200 words or less) answering ‘why are you interested in a residency at RAIR’


PROJECT PROPOSAL: max 500 words

REFERENCES: 3 names and contact information of people who can speak to the rigor of your work

SUBMISSION FEE: August 1st $25, September 1st $30, October 1st $35

**Residents are strongly encouraged to attend a tour before applying to the program. Visit our TOUR SCHEDULE CALENDAR to sign up.