Alaska AIR - Bunnell Street Arts Center Artist in Residence

A green building on a blue sky day with Bunnell's Bouy sculpture in front

A green building on a blue sky day with Bunnell's Bouy sculpture in front

Alaska AIR - Bunnell Street Arts Center Artist in Residence

Homer, AK, United States

Bunnell Street Arts Center's "Alaska AIR" Artist-in-Residency program seeks international, US and Alaska artists looking to create new work and deeply engage Bunnell’s community. 

Bunnell seeks artists to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of Homer through the arts by addressing pertinent themes. These may include accessibility, inclusion, decolonization, sustainability, skills sharing and exchange, enhancing community well being, joy, or artistic strategies to build connection within communities. 

Mediums include, but are not limited to, visual, literary and performing arts, social and civic practice, ephemeral art, moving image, movement, music composition and performance. 

Alaska AIR residencies are generally scheduled for one month, October - April. The program provides a $2000 artist stipend, travel, lodging, and studio/gallery space. One to four Alaska AIR residencies are awarded annually, as Bunnell’s funding and scheduling permit.


106 W Bunnell Ave
Suite A
Homer, AK 99603
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Longterm/embedded in neighborhood
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
1 week - 2 months
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Digital Fabrication
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Performance Art
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
Virtual Reality
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Urban Planning/Design
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
Lead a skill share
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Applications for Bunnell Street Arts Center's Alaska AIR program should include:

  • An artist statement
  • A statement of intent and residency proposal.
  • Preferred months of residency and any special needs.
  • A resume
  • $25 application fee (Needs-based Waivers available)
  • Work samples  

To engage the community and impart a lasting effect, Alaska AIR artists generally provide an artist talk, a workshop or outreach event, and share at work created during the residency in an installation, exhibit, performance, reading, screening or other event upon consultation with Bunnell's Artistic Director.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Captions for videos
Links to resources, effective practices, grievance procedures, etc.
CART or captioning
Written and or hard copies of text being presented
Use of colored paper for printed materials
Audio description
Accessible seating
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

Bunnell Street Arts Center entrances and floorspace meet ADA standards. Bunnell has an appointed ADA/504 accessibility staff person and conducts a 504 self-evaluation annually. Bunnell's website offers alternate ways to visit our galleries and programs, whether through audio talks about visual arts exhibits or alt-text. We continue to make improvements to improve accessibility.

Residents are generally lodged in an apartment upstairs in this historical building. These rooms are not wheelchair accessible. Bunnell would seek equivalent lodging elsewhere in the Old Town neighborhood to accomodate artist accessibility needs. 

Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Adele Person
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Residents are generally lodged in an apartment upstairs in this historical building. These rooms are not wheelchair accessible. Bunnell would seek equivalent lodging elsewhere in the Old Town neighborhood to accomodate artist accessibility needs. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

Bunnell Street Arts Center's gallery space is the main floor of a historic building. Floors and entrances are accessible. The bathroom will be upgraded in January 2023. Lodging upstairs is not accessible by wheelchair. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details
  • Studio information: The residency studio is Bunnell’s spacious 1000 sq foot main exhibition gallery, open to the public during regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday.
  • Housing: Private bedroom with private bath in a shared housing facility at the Old Town Bed & Breakfast or elsewhere in Bunnell's Old Town neighborhood.
  • Meals: occasional meals/food provided, shared kitchen; restaurants and grocery stores nearby (walking distance).
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Studios/special equipment available: piano; sound system (mixer, monitors, mains, mics, cables); light board and theater lights; HD/3D video projector, HD video camera, tripod; nipping press, small printing press; workshop furniture (tables, chairs); reception inventory (tables, chairs, bowls, cutlery, etc). office equipment. Bunnell also draws on its active and engaged community to meet artists' needs for space, equipment, collaboration or other.
  • Bicycle available for use. Occasional use of vehicles may be found
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Darkroom (Black And White)
Darkroom (Color)
Printers + Scanner
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Large Sinks
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by staff
No studio support provided