STAR Artist-in-Residence Program at Hunters Point Shipyard art community
- Applications are now available for the STAR Artist in Residence Program at the Hunters Point Shipyard. Artists who live or work in the Bayview are eligible to apply.ABOUT STAR'S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMNow in its eleventh year, the Artist-in-Residence Program was one of the earliest initiatives undertakenby Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR) after its formation in 1995. The organization itself grew out ofartist involvement in San Francisco's redevelopment planning process dating back to the mid 1980's andthe public debate over shipyard development and possible home porting of the USS Missouri.Goals of STAR's AIR Program:1) To make a bridge between the existing shipyard artist community and the Bayview-Hunters pointneighborhood.2) To assist in the professional development of artists.3) To Provide an opportunity for the public to be educated about the residency experience.The grant gives the recipient the opportunity to have a full-time studio at the Shipyard, allowing theartist to concentrate on creative work and be part of the nation's largest community of fine artsprofessionals.Residency Period: The period of residence is for 18 months and provides a large working studio space,participation in Fall and Spring Open Studio events and opportunities for interaction with the Shipyardartist community and the Bayview-Hunters Point community. The residency begins on or aboutWednesday, December 14, 2011 and ends June 14, 2013.Eligibility: All visual or cross-disciplinary artists at least 18 years of age who are living in, working, orsignificantly involved in the Bayview-Hunters Point community may apply.Requirements: The AIR is required to participate in the SF Open Studios in the Fall and the ShipyardSpring Open Studio in the Spring. The artist is required to volunteer 12 hours to one of these programsin exchange for fees covering their open studio participation. The artist is required to provide an artpiece for each of the following events: STAR Auction during Fall Open Studio, the Art Span exhibitionduring Fall Open Studio, the Spring Sale or auction during Spring Open Studio. The artist is also requiredto donate to STAR an artwork created during the residency.Selection: Based upon: 1) the strength of the artwork submitted; 2) the merit of the project or work tobe completed during the residency; 3) the strength of the artist's ties to the Bayview-Hunters Pointcommunity.Application: For an application of more information, please go online to www.shipyardtrust.org, orwrite to us at STAR, PO Box 880083, San Francisco, CA 94188. Or e-mail us at info@...DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011.The winner will be announced on November 30, 2011.ABOUT SHIPYARD TRUST FOR THE ARTSMission Statement: STAR's mission is to preserve and expand the artist community at Hunters PointShipyard by: conserving affordable artist studios and workspaces; complementing and supporting artsprograms in the surrounding community; creating arts exhibition and education facilities; promoting theshipyard as a hub of artistic activity.