Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program
Rasmuson Foundation honors the merit and significance of a life dedicated to serious artistic exploration and growth. The Foundation believes that the artist's energy, ideas, and creative drive cannot bear fruit without periods of time devoted to experimentation, education, and personal reflection. We also acknowledge that artists need opportunities to explore at various stages of their artistic careers.
With these guiding principles in mind, Rasmuson Foundation launched its Artist Residency Program in 2013.
The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program supports eight-week residencies for Alaska artists at Lower 48 organizations, and welcomes accomplished artists from Outside to Alaska organizations. Support to the host organizations cover artist travel and stipend, administrative fees, housing and meal costs, materials, and local transportation.
The four arts centers in Alaska and five arts centers in the Lower 48 that will host the artist residencies are paired for compatibility based on discipline expertise and related factors. The organizations are:
The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program builds upon AK AIR, a previous five-year partnership with United States Artists that resulted in more than 30 United States Artists Fellows residencies in Alaska. Information about AK AIR can be revisited in these posts, Upcoming Artist Residencies Announced and Capturing Anchorage Street Scenes
For Artists outside of Alaska seeking Alaska residencies:
Alaska host organizations make final selections from a pool of nominees developed by the corresponding Lower 48 arts organization in consultation with United States Artists Fellows who participated in AK Air. Alaska residencies take place annually from September 15 to November 15.
For Alaska Artists seeking residencies Outside:
Lower 48 host organizations make final selections from applicants who complete an online application through Rasmuson Foundation. At this time, only artists who have previously received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award are eligible to apply. The application period for 2015 residencies will open during the summer of 2014; exact date TBA. See How to Apply and FAQs for more information.
For more information, contact Program Officer Jayson Smart: (907) 297-2882; (877) 366-2700 toll-free in Alaska; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.