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Residency Programs

2020 Applications For BIGGIE SHORTIE AND STANDARD RESIDENCIES ARE OPEN and will close on October 31, 2019.





RAIR’s flagship Residency Program has established itself as a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to work at the intersection of art, industry, and sustainability.

Artists-in-residence receive attentive support from RAIR's staff who act as liaisons between the artist and the recycling facility. In addition to providing artists on-site access to recovered materials, construction equipment and a fully-equipped studio space, RAIR’s Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to use the entire 3.5 acre facility as an expansive project space for the development and presentation of ambitious experimental work.

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.

There are two types of Residencies anyone can apply to- a Biggie Shortie and a Standard. Visit our For Applicants page to learn more about what each has to offer and how/when you can apply.

With funding from a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, we created the Warhol Fellowship Residency program during 2019 and 2020. The fellowship is a fully funded residency awarded, outside of the open call, to one artist per year.