Call for Artists: Residency at the Providence Office of Sustainability

The City of Providence invites RI-based professional artists to utilize arts and culture strategies to catalyze transformation and just transition from fossil fuels.

The awarded artist will receive a one-year residency in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability where they will create new original work to engage Providence residents in the strategies outlined in the Providence Climate Justice Plan. The plan was created in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and members of the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee and aims to create an equitable, low-carbon, and climate-resilient Providence through a comprehensive set of proposed policies and initiatives.

The selected artist will have an all-inclusive budget of $25,000 and will be engaged for 12 months, which will include an initial immersion period, followed by proposing a project and time to implement the project. The artist will be asked to focus on the port of providence and to support the development of a Green Justice Zone in the adjacent neighborhood of South Providence and Washington Park.

The residency will run from approximately April 2020 to March 2021.

The artist will work collaboratively with the Providence Office of Sustainability, and Department of Art, Culture + Tourism staff throughout the process and should have an interest in exploring climate resiliency with frontline communities of color.

The application deadline is January 29, 2020. For more information, visit the Providence Art Culture + Tourism’s call to artists.

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