2023 re/source residency: Open Call For Proposals

re/source residency is a year-long program designed to support artists and writers of color who are looking for opportunities to develop their creative practice and share with the wider community. Launched in 2019 as the IPRC’s BIPOC Artist & Writers Residency, re/source residency is currently in its 5th year. With support from OCF Creative Heights and community partner studios, this iteration of the residency program emphasizes collaboration and cross-organizational exploration. Together with residents, we hope to build containers for connection, experimentation, and creative questioning. 

This year’s residency term will be from September 2023 through September 2024. Visual artists and writers are welcome to apply individually or as a small group (2-4 people). A jury made up of community members of color (excluding IPRC staff) will select six projects to be in residence for the year. 

These residencies are primarily for Portland Metro Area residents (as we don’t provide housing), though it is open for anyone in Oregon.

*Access and space note: The IPRC  requires masks and proof of vaccination/booster against COVID-19. Medical exemptions are accepted on a case by case basis. While the center is currently open by appointment only,residents will be welcome to coordinate with staff for after hours access. We expect residents to respect the COVID policies of partnering spaces as well.


* Co-create the agenda and topics for program offerings with the residency organizers, including but not limited to: workshops, skillshares, collaborative work sessions, studio visits, & artist talks.

* Have access to the IPRC’s letterpress, risograph, and screen printing studio, zine library, supplies, computer lab, copiers, and other equipment.

* Receive copy credits and free use of inks, paper,and other materials in the IPRC studio.

* Have access to galleys, cubbies, and print drawers for storage of in-progress work at the IPRC.

* Have additional access to community partner production spaces,and receive design and production assistance.

* Have the opportunity to learn screen printing, letterpress, risograph, and book arts at the IPRC and partner studios. 

* Participate in public IPRC workshop offerings for free (space permitting)

* Be encouraged to use the IPRC and other partner spaces for community meetings and events when safe to do so.

* Each resident or group receives a $4,000 stipend. There are no restrictions on how the award can be used.

* Residents will belong to a cohort with fellow artists and will spend time together at group events and workshops. 

* Shared studio time during public appointment hours means that residents will get to know IPRC Staff, volunteers, members, and studio stewards.

* IPRC Staff, Volunteers and studio stewards are available to share their knowledge and help with print processes.

* Complimentary year-long IPRC studio membership is provided at the end of the residencies.

* Residents will have opportunities to be involved with subsequent residency programming as guest speakers, and collaborators.

* Residents will be able to schedule and coordinate public programs and invite their friends & community to participate.

* Organize at least one exhibit, workshop, performance, event, or artist talk to take place in the space, a partner space, or virtually at some point during the residency period or shortly after. We also encourage ongoing engagements with the IPRC community.

* Contribute a minimum of one print or piece to the IPRC residency archive.

* Serve as a Jurist to select the next group of resident artists.

* Make regular use of the IPRC studios & partner spaces (at least ten hours a month).


**If an alternative method of applying is needed, or for any other accessibility needs please email eao@iprc.org. (For example: Applications submitted in video form paired with work samples are accepted

* Artist or Group Statement

* Project Proposal (for the work that the artist will be engaged in during the residency; we don’t require that projects be completed during the residency period but want to get a good sense of what you’ll be working on)

* Public Component Proposal (for the exhibit, workshop, performance, event, or artist talk you will present during your residency or directly afterwards)

* Five work samples (Files should be JPEGs, PDFs, or TIFFs; under 10 MB).

More info about the IPRC: IPRC Member Handbook
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