Laboratory’s mission is to provide practicing interactive artists with the time, space, and freedom to make awesome stuff. So we want to offer you space to live, space to work, tools, mentorship, and connections to make that happen.
You’ll be sharing a 2 bedroom apartment in a historic building in downtown Spokane, Washington, with attached studio space below. We’ll provide the spaces and a small stipend for Us residents ($200) per month and in return, we expect you to work hard and put together at least one piece suitable for showing at in a public exhibition somewhere
We accept applications on two tracks – one for artists wanting to work on a specific project and one for artists wanting to focus on researching new techniques/technologies. But, consider that a guideline for the sorts of things we support here, rather than a hard separation of programs – most projects involve elements of multiple tracks, so don’t get too caught up on ‘what track is my application’. At the end of each track, there will be a scheduled artist talk with the community of Spokane.
Duration of residency
<p>You’ll be sharing a 2 bedroom apartment in a historic building in downtown Spokane, Washington, with attached studio space below. We’ll provide the spaces and a small stipend for Us residents ($200) per month and in return, we expect you to work hard and put together at least one piece suitable for showing at in a public exhibition somewhere</p>
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>We have 2-3 volunteers who are able to assist you with your work, that being said we are a very small organization.<br />Ideal candidates are team players who are comfortable with hanging their own work, taking the lead on project construction, and helping fellow residents with projects from time to time, (This does not apply to folks that have a disability/non-able bodied)</p>
Fees and support
<p>$200/per month. Possibly more funding depending on project/acceptance.</p>
Expectations towards the artist
<p>Show up! Get stuff done! We want you to come here and have an opportunity to focus and develop your work. That said, we also want to see some tangible results.<br />Check out the Laboratory website for examples of what sorts of projects we’ve done in the past. For monetary reasons, we are currently curating pop-up shows while we raise funds for our own space.<br />We expect you to be respectful of the space, and especially of your fellow residents. You’ll be sharing a 750 sq.ft. apartment with a stranger for a couple months, so think about if that’s an environment you can thrive in – this isn’t going to be a quiet, solitary retreat-type residency. Also, that stranger may be of a different gender or orientation than you, so that’s something you should be able to handle comfortably and professionally.<br />We also ask that you have the time in your life to take 1-3 months to dedicate to working on your projects mostly undistracted. Of course, you’ll have other things going on in your life, but if you’ve got a bunch of freelance work, or are working like crazy on grant applications, or something like that, this might not be the best time for you to apply for our program. Basically, we expect you to be able to devote yourself full-time to your project here – we’re trying our best to make an environment where you have everything you need to focus on what you’re passionate about, and we want you to be in a place in your life where you can make the most out of it.</p>
<p><p>Please email Kryston Skinner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your application attached or if you have any questions.</p></p>