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The Canvas Art Studio and Gallery

Emerging Program member

The Canvas Art Studio & Gallery is seeking an artist for a one year Arts Residency/Art Instructor position from February to December of 2017. The Canvas is seeking an emerging or mid-career artist with a focused project they would like to develop and explore during their residency year.

The chosen artist will have access to a large studio space for creation of a body of work for exhibit in the Canvas Gallery during the month of September, 2017. The artist will have access to any studio tools and space for storage of materials and works in progress. The artist will also provide two artist lectures during their residency year. Upon arrival, the artist will prepare a presentation on their practice, style, and theory. During the month of November, the artist will prepare a presentation on the residency experience.

The artist will be expected to engage in the local arts community, attending monthly First Friday arts exhibition, participating in a local arts group, and conducting community arts events through the Canvas.

The artist will also provide arts instruction at the Canvas Studio to artists who experience developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. The artist will be paid for instruction time, and will be expected to work with the Canvas staff to ensure that the instruction meets the programmatic goals and guides the growth and development of the artists with disabilities. The artist will curate a December exhibit of the works created by the artists they have instructed throughout the year.
• Residency Length: 10 months
• Average number of artists in residence at one time: 1
• Number of previous residents accepted: 3

• Application Type: Open Application
• Geography: Open to US artists only
• Collaboration: Must Apply Individually
• Accessibility: The Canvas Art Studio and Gallery meets ADA guidelines for accessibility. All Exhibits are displayed according to ADA recommendations.
• Application Deadline: December 12th, 2016 by 5:00pm
• Project Proposal: Must submit an exhibition project proposal and a minimum of 10 quality images of previous work
• Prior Experience: Demonstrated professional and exhibition experience required. One year of teaching experience required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Complete applications must include: A portfolio of your work, including a minimum of ten images. A Curriculum Vitae that includes experience with teaching. A detailed project proposal that outlines plans for the September exhibit. Complete applications will be accepted at the Canvas, 223 Seward St, Juneau, AK 99801 or via email at Call (907) 796-7254 for more information on the position.


Juneau, Alaska: United States

A small Alaska, community art studio dedicated to maintaining a local arts community that is inclusive of people of all abilities. The Canvas is dedicated to the creation of art in a space defined by community arts engagement, education, and inclusion. The Canvas is located in Juneau, Alaska - the state capital. Juneau is an arts oriented community nestled at the base of tall, snow capped mountains in the Southeastern region of the State.

Contact Information

223 Seward St
Juneau, Alaska 99801
United States
Tel: (907) 586-1750