Bunnell Street Arts Center

Name of Residency: Alaska AIR

Bunnell Street Arts Center offers Artist In Residence for visiting international, US and Alaska artists to galvanize the community through the creation and presentation of artwork that activates the Arts Center’s community. Bunnell presents opportunities through art to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of the community through the arts.

Bunnells seeks artist-led projects featuring community engagement and change through art such as poetry, new media, music, film, ephemeral art, dance, painting, theater, installation, creative writing, or sculpture at the arts center and surrounding community.

Application deadline: October 31

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

Bunnell Street Arts Center has been recognized for several years by our peer organizations as one of the best venues for innovative contemporary art in the state of Alaska. This non-profit art center located in Homer, Alaska offers challenging and non-traditional art to the public. Years ago, local homesteaders gathered around the coal stove in what was then a spacious hardware store, telling stories. With equal measure of nostalgia for our homesteading roots and creative imagination, locals and visitors of all ages seek artistic forums in this historic center. Located in Homer’s largest historic building, Bunnell Street Arts Center is Homer’s first and Alaska’s longest-lived art center. Our mission is to nurture and present exceptional innovative art in all media for diverse audiences. Established in 1991, Bunnell sparks creative exchange for people of all ages through innovative art programs of the highest caliber. Bunnell Street Arts Center presents exhibits, artist in residence, artist in schools, performances, concerts and salons of all kinds, readings, screenings, and lectures, opportunities for emerging artists, and community engagement activities to promote stewardship, pride and economic opportunity through the arts.

Organisation founded in: 1991
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Computer
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Bunnell partners with a wide range of govenrmental, educational, non-profit, arts, environmental, indigenous, and business entities.
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): $1000
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Donation of artwork
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Homer
    How to reach by plane: Fly into Anchorage, then catch a small plane (20 seats), or drive to Homer.
    How to reach by train: not available
    How to reach by car: Drive 220 miles south of Anchorage
    Street & Number: 106 West Bunnell, Suite A
    Postal Code: 99603
    City: Homer
    Country long: United-States
    106 West Bunnell, Suite A
    Homer 99603 AK USA
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