The Moab Arts Reuse 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 stipend, and access to materials at local waste disposal and recycling sites. As a component of each residency, artists spend time providing opportunities for learning, dialogue, and enrichment within the community.
Housing is provided for visiting artists during the month of August. Residents are housed in private bedrooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom at the Community Rebuilds bunkhouse, a ten minute walk from the art center. The March residency period is for Moab locals (residents of Grand and/or San Juan county) and housing is not provided.
Four artists total will be selected in 2024, two in March (locals) and two in August (visitors).
Please visit moabarts.org/residency for details about the program and past projects.
Residency Experience Summary
We are seeking artists whose work in inherently innovative and visionary, has a track record of success, is informed by place and community, centers public engagement and is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds.
Due to the overwhelming volume of applications in 2023, we will only accept 60 applications for the 2024 residency period.