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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

Alaska Fiber Arts Residency at Bunnell Street Arts Center aims to support an artist exploring the relationships between wearable art and fashion in costume design, sculpture and/or associated fields.

In this four week residency, the artist will produce at least three “wearable art” pieces for exhibition, conduct intensive collaborations with local participants, exploring the relationships between art and fashion. Work by the artist and local participants will be presented at the Homer Fiber Art Collective's annual Wearable Arts Runway Show. The artist is also invited to bring a previous body of work (preferably “wearable art”) for exhibition within Bunnell's Gallery during the residency.

Eligibility: Artist Status: Mid-career and Established Artists with leadership and teaching skills
Application type: Open application
Geography: Open to all US Artists
Application deadline: April 30, 2017 notification June 1, 2017

Sponsored by Homer Fiber Arts Collective


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 / $30 application fee

Stipends / other support

$2000 cash stipend for one month; $500 travel allowance; lodging in a private room with a shared kitchen and living area above the arts center; $500 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
Tel: 9072352662