4Culture, King County Solid Waste Division (SWD)
05/30/20 4:00 PM PDT Receipt
Opportunity for an Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia artist or artist team to participate in a residency program relating to the environment and sustainability. The successful resident artist will spend a 3-year residency at a sustainable garbage processing facility, host community events, and produce artwork for public display. The goal of the program is to achieve sustainability certification for the facility.
This program is intended to create site-based artworks during a 3-year residency at the new South County Recycling + Transfer Station in the city of Algona, Washington.
4Culture and King County’s Solid Waste Division (SWD) seek an artist or artist team for a site-based, generative residency at the new South County Recycling & Transfer Station (SCRTS). The selected artist(s) will have a relationship with the site and surrounding community over the span of the project duration and will create work that embodies or is imbued with a sense of this site and place.
Applicant artists may work in a variety of media including (but not limited to) two-dimensional analog, direct digital, or print media such as photography or illustration, filmmaking or other moving image methodologies, sound, and social practice.
The selected artist will spend time at the site and in the surrounding community on a regular, defined basis over the course of the project timeline. The resident artist may host a number of community events or engagements and will generate a body of work that will be produced and ready to display, install or exhibit upon completion of the residency at a proximal and appropriate community space. Resulting artwork(s) may become part of the King County Art Collection and/or may be permanently-sited within the new facility or another King County Solid Waste Division facility as determined by 4Culture and SWD staff.
SCRTS will not only provide garbage disposal as the current station does, but also the addition of recycling and yard waste services and hazardous waste disposal for residents and small quantity commercial generators. The site will include a scale house and may include a public facility building (restroom, conference room) and an employee office building with additional opportunity for public art.
The South County Recycling & Transfer Station project will help meet green building goals in the County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan as one of 10 Living Building Challenge (LBC) projects initiated in King County by 2020. The LBC is a certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability—providing a framework for design, construction and the symbiotic relationship between people and all aspects of the built environment.
SWD’s goal is to achieve LBC Certification for the SCRTS project and all artworks should align with this goal. The LBC is comprised of seven performance areas, or “Petals”—Materials, Site, Water, Energy, Health, Equity, and Beauty. The South County Recycling & Transfer Station project is pursuing three “petals” – Beauty Energy, and Place, but an artist can find inspiration in any of the Petals.
GrantWatch ID#: 188580
- Total budget*: $90,000
- Artist fee: $60,000
- Purchase of produced artworks: Up to $30,000
*Total budget is inclusive of artist fee, production costs for a body of work that should be ready to display, install or exhibit upon completion of the residency, and applicable taxes and travel for the entirety of the three-year term. Artwork(s) produced through the residency may become part of the King County Public Art Collection, with specifics determined at a later date.
The project duration will be approximately 3 years, as follows:
- Duration of residency: 2020–2023
- Delivery of final artwork(s): Third quarter, 2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://apply.4culture.org/
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Canada: British Columbia
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