Environmental Services Artist in Residence

Tacoma Office of Arts & Culture
Deadline: 4/1/2024, 11 PM 

This call is open to artists residing or working in King, Pierce, Thurston or Kitsap counties for the duration of the residency. Applicants must be willing to acquire a Tacoma Business License and Commercial General Liability Insurance if selected (staff is available to help with this). People who are members of historically disenfranchised racial, ethnic, cultural, and other identity groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Tacoma’s Division of Arts & Cultural Vitality, in partnership with the Environmental Services Department (ES), is seeking an artist to serve as an Artist in Residence (AiR) on a part-time basis from March 2024 through May 2025. The AiR will act as an in-house creative strategist and embedded artist to help address issues in the Solid Waste Division, especially related to public outreach and education. The AiR will produce tangible projects meant to increase awareness of issues, improve customer experience, and inspire behavioral change that leads to healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound.

The AiR will work part-time in-person for a minimum average of 20 hours per week for the duration of the residency, and will have a dedicated workstation at Solid Waste offices. The stipend is meant to compensate the artist for their time and work. In addition to the stipend, the AiR will be provided access to funds for project implantation, on-site workspace, materials, expert staff, and in-kind support from ES. This AiR is funded by 1% for Art contributions generated by ES. The City encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and creative disciplines to apply.

For more information, visit tacomaarts.submittable.com