The Moab Arts Re-Use Residency (MARR) program's mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art, community, and waste systems. The Moab area is highly impacted by the tourism industry, and, as a result, waste management. By facilitating artists' direct engagement with the waste stream, MARR encourages resident artists to consider their studio practice through the lens of sustainability and to thoughtfully re-assess their processes of material sourcing and waste disposal.
Through a 4-week residency, the program offers artists studio space, project and community facilitation, a $1500 stipend, access to materials at local waste disposal and recycling sites, and the time and space to focus solely on their art. As a component of each residency, artists spend time providing opportunities for learning, dialogue, and enrichment within the community, in addition to donating one piece of work to the City of Moab's permanent collection.
Housing is provided by various community partners, and varies in nature depending on availability.
Please visit moabarts.org/residency to download a PDF of the application, and submit all materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency Experience Summary
We are seeking artists whose work in inherently innovative and visionary, has a track record of success and shows significant potential for growth, is informed by place and community, centers public engagement and is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds. We are looking to host four residents in 2023—two in March and two in August.