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About the AIR Program

One studio space at Inscape is dedicated most months of the year to an artist residency program. Organized and curated by building artists Susanna Bluhm, Britta Johnson, Michael Lorefice and Tara Tamaribuchi, the residency consists of work-only studio space for a flexible length of time culminating in an exhibition in the residency/gallery space.

The residency is open to all artists by application. We are currently accepting applications for the Summer-Fall 2018 residency period, running from July through November. In honor of the history of the building, minorities, immigrants and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

The AIR space is a studio space (approximately 17 x 22 feet, white drywall walls, concrete floor, no windows) on the first floor of Inscape that also doubles as our small gallery. During the residency you’ll use it as your work space and during the Open Studios in Fall it will be the site of your show. This is a studio-only residency – not live/work.

Duration: July through November 2018

Exhibition: The residency will culminate in a solo show in the residency/gallery space during our open house in late November or early December 2018.

Residency Requirements

Artists are required to work onsite for a minimum of 10 hours a week for the duration of the residency period.

Artists are responsible for their own materials.

Artists are expected to exhibit artwork at the end of their residency period, which can include finished work or work in progress.

Artists must be over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in a degree program.

Selection Process

Residencies will be awarded to artists who submit thoughtful, compelling and relevant applications that consist of high quality work. Inscape is a large community of diverse artists and we’ll also be looking to see how applicants and their goals fit into the overall community.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the residency?
Residency time varies, but it is approximately 2 – 5 months and is posted along with the call to artists.

What is the studio like?
The studio is 400 square feet with concrete floors, 11 foot tall ceilings and white walls. There is no natural light, and lighting is provided by overhead fluorescents. There are two 120v outlets in the room.

What access will I have to the studio & building?
Artist-in-Residents will be given a key card and have 24/7 access to the studio and building.

Is there parking? Loading?
Yes, there is limited parking for the building and you will be given a parking spot for the duration of the residency. (Inscape is only a few minutes walk from the International District  public transit station; biking and public transportation are encouraged!). There is a loading bay in the back of the building that you have access to via a freight elevator.

What type of media is accepted?
All visual art media is accepted. Please note that there is limited ventilation in the studio, so strong solvents are not allowed. There is a spray booth in the basement for use of solvents or fixatives.

What facilities does the building have?
There are general use bathrooms on the floor and a utility sink that is always available. In addition there is a spray booth and freight elevator.

Is the studio handicap accessible?

Other questions about the residency program?
Contact Susanna Bluhm, Inscape Communications and Community Coordinator at

View past artists-in-residence here.

APPLY  here.

DEADLINE May 7, 2018