Special Projects

Collaborating with community groups, art institutions and waste industry partners, RAIR has extended its reach far beyond its resident artists through Special 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.  

Interested in partnering or consulting with us? Email: lucia@rairphilly.org

*If you are an individual and wish to source materials for your studio practice, please submit an application to our residency programs*




Filthy Rich: Projects Made Possible by the Waste Stream


Monument Lab



Other Projects

Live at the dump has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Support for the research and development of Digging Deeper has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Some projects have been made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally admnistered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Additional support for Project Stream is provided by PECO.