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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 offers Artist In Residence for visiting artists from Alaska, the United States and internationally to galvanize the community through the creation and presentation of artwork that activates the Arts Center’s space and surrounding outdoor neighborhood sites. Bunnell presents opportunities through art to explore creative placemaking, shared values and communal stewardship.

Bunnells seeks artist-led projects featuring community engagement and neighborhood change through art such as poetry, new media, music, ephemeral art, dance, painting, theater, installation, creative writing, or sculpture at the arts center and neighborhood sites such as Bishop's Beach, Bishop's Beach Park, neighborhood trails and roads.

Submit a one page statement of intent, one page resume and five work samples and $25 application fee online only at by October 31.


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 on the main floor doubles as an open studio for artists in residence. Private rooms with shared or private baths for artists are located upstairs, with a shared kitchen and living area.


  • Residency Length: one month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 3
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 8
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 84


  • Artist Status: Mid-career Artists
  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: October 31

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

none / $25 application fee

Stipends / other support

$1000 stipend plus up to $1000 round-trip coach travel to Homer. Lodging provided in a private room with a shared kitchen and living area above the arts center.

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
Tel: 9072352662