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Jim Woodring Artist in Residence, 2012
Mike Houston Artist in Residence, 2011
Artist in Residence private room
Artist in Residence private room

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents an Artist in Residence program for international, US and Alaskan artists to create artwork that promotes community engagement and creative placemaking strategies. Bunnell seeks artists who aim to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of Homer through the arts by addressing pertinent themes. This may include resource managment and sustainability, accessibility, inclusion, decolonization, skills sharing and exchange, enhancing the safety and security of local residents, and/or artistic strategies to build connections between local and global communities,

Bunnell seeks artist-led projects featuring community engagement through social and civic practice, sculpture, creative writing, moving image, movement, music, painting, performance, ephemeral art, installation, poetry at the arts center and surrounding community.

Bunnell Street Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in a landmark building in Old Town, Homer, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Bunnell's mission is to nurture and present innovative, exceptional art in all media for diverse audiences. A premier exhibition and performance space with historic charm, the main floor doubles as an gallery and open studio and for artists in residence while private rooms for artists are located upstairs, with a shared kitchen and living area.

Location

Homer, Alaska: United States

Bunnell Street Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in a landmark building in Old Town, Homer, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Bunnell's mission is to nurture and present innovative, exceptional art in all media for diverse audiences. A premier exhibition and performance space with historic charm, the main floor doubles as an gallery and open studio and for artists in residence while private rooms for artists are located upstairs, with a shared kitchen and living area.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: one month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 8
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 84

Eligibility

  • Artist Status: Mid-career Artists
  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: October 31
  • Additional deadline info:
    apply at callforentry.org

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Mike Houston Emily Johnson Susan Joy Share Gwendolen Chatfield Conrad Winslow Jaimie Warren Ryan Conarro Claudio Orso=Giacone Kady Perry Julia Harrison Dasha Kelly Kima Hamilton Lee Ann Roripaugh Amy Casey Jarod Charzewski Allison Warden Abigail Kokai Jimmy Riordan Jesus Landin-Torrez Michael Gerace Sheila Wyne
The best art center in Alaska, in the most amazing location. If anything is happening in the art world, it’s happening here.
— Keren Lowell
Bunnell Arts Center is a statewide leader of artistic presentation and education. Bunnell engages the global artistic community by cultivating and exploring new ways to survive and thrive as creative visionaries living in geographically distinct landscapes.
— Asia Freeman

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
    shared kitchen; restaurants nearby
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Dance / Choreography, Exhibition / Installation, Photography (non-digital), Theater, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Additional studio information: 
    The artists studio is Bunnell's main exhibition gallery, open to the public during regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday; It is not private.

Residency Fees

$25 application fee

Stipends / other support

$1000 cash stipend for one month; $1000 value, RT travel ; lodging in a private room with a shared kitchen and living area above the arts center; $250 materials budget

Additional expectations / opportunities

To engage the community and impart a lasting effect, the artist shall provide an artist talk, a workshop and contribute at least one work of art created during the residency for installation, exhibit, performance to the Arts Center.

Contact Information

106 West Bunnell
Suite A
Homer, Alaska 99603
United States