Moab Arts Re-Use Residency

Moab, UT, United States

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 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.

Contact

111 E 100 N
Moab, UT 84532
United States

Year Founded
2020
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency program within a government state or municipal partnership
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (no housing)
Studio-based (with housing)
Community-engaged
Experiential
Residency Length
4 weeks - 4 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
2
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Animation
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Lead a skill share
Other
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Restricted funding
Research support
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
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

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. 

Artist Stipend
1500
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
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
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
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Local arrangements coordinated by staff
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Melisa Morgan
Accessibility Contact Email
mmorgan@moabcity.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Shared bedroom
Accessible Housing
N/A
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
N/A
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Resident housing is provided by community partners, and is variable depending on availability. A vehicle is recommended during the residency stay, but not required.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Studio space and basic tools will be provided at the Moab Arts facility.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Theater
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Piano
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Paper Tearing Table
Large Sinks
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Inaccessible
Studio Support/Tech
Air Conditioned