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SUSTAINABILITY HAPPENINGS - October 2022

Call for Artists of All Media for Re-Use Focused, Community-Based Artist Residency

Moab Arts is excited to share that applications for the 2023 Moab Arts Re-Use Residency are now live!

The Moab Arts Re-Use Residency (MARR) program’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art, community, and waste systems. The Moab area is highly impacted by the tourism industry and, as a result, waste management. By facilitating artists’ direct engagement with the waste stream, MARR encourages resident artists to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-assess their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal.

Through a 4-week residency, the program offers artists studio space, project and community facilitation, a stipend, access to materials at local waste disposal and recycling sites, and the time and space to focus solely on their art. As a component of each residency, artists spend time providing opportunities for learning, dialog and enrichment within the community. In 2023, the residency will host four artists—two in March and two in August.

Artists selected for this program are in all stages of their careers and work in all media including drawing, painting, installation, new media, photography, film, video, fiction and nonfiction writing, interdisciplinary, and social practice. We are seeking artists whose work is inherently innovative and visionary, has a track record of success and shows significant potential for growth, is informed by place and community, centers public engagement and is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds.

MARR is facilitated by Moab Arts, a municipality-run, multidisciplinary organization working to weave the arts into the social fabric of Moab, UT. Moab Arts works closely with local government, local non-profits and cross-sector partners to activate the people and places of Moab with the goal of sustainably growing the arts in our small town.

The application deadline for the 2023 Moab Arts Re-Use Residency is 12am (midnight) MST on November 30, 2022. Complete program guidelines and the online application can be found at moabarts.org/residency. Our selection committee will review all applications submitted to the program in December 2022 and applicants will be notified by January 5, 2023 as to the status of their application.

Contact Melisa Morgan for more information: mmorgan@moabcity.org or by phone at(435) 259-6272.


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