Application deadline: 6/8/2018
4Culture has an opportunity for a Latino or Latinx identifying artist to serve as Artist in Residence (AiR) with the King County Water and Land Resources Division’s Stormwater Services Section. The artist will work as a creative strategist and collaborator with King County staff to understand the significance of stormwater and produce art experiences that reveal its connection to water quality and public health.
The job of the AiR is to center the role of art in fostering dialogue and social change. The artist will work with King County staff to offer new ways of thinking about strategic planning, communication and inclusive engagement. They will also work with the public, with a focus on how Latino and Latinx communities perceive and relate to stormwater and environmental issues. Their goal will be to foster a sense of personal connection and collective responsibility.
King County’s Stormwater Services Section is responsible for managing rainwater flow to prevent flooding and maintain water quality, in order to keep humans and our environment healthy. Stormwater is rainwater that collects in urban areas and carries pesticides and other toxic waste into streams, lakes, and rivers, and then into Puget Sound. As urban residents, we contribute to stormwater pollution every day, but there are practical things we can do to reduce pollution and improve water quality for everyone.
Stormwater Services staff are interested in deeper engagement with Latino and Latinx communities, building on a national study that shows Latinos are more engaged and ready to take action on climate change. This opportunity is open to artists in Washington, Oregon and California who are fluent in English and Spanish or are Latino/Latinx identifying and have specialties in teaching, social engagement, or curatorial practice. Artists working in any creative discipline may apply.
The residency is a part-time position for 13 months, from September 2018 through September 2019. There is a $30,000 artist fee with additional budget of $20,000 for materials and production costs, and $5,000 for travel.
There will be a free drop-in informational workshop on May 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Studio Lazo, 1614 S. Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98144.
4Culture tiene una oportunidad para un artista que se identifique como Latino o Latinix para servir como Artista en Residencia (AiR por sus siglas en inglés) con la División de Aguas y Recursos del Suelo en la sección de Aguas Pluviales del Condado de King. El artista trabajara como un estratega y colaborador con el personal del Condado de King y producirá experiencias artísticas que ayuden al público a entender la importancia de las aguas pluviales y que revelen la conexión entre la calidad del agua la salud pública.
La fecha límite para solicitar la posición es el viernes, 8 de junio del 2018. Mas informacíon aqui.