BI/POC Artist & Writer Residency

re/source residency is the fourth year program iteration designed specifically to support artists and writers of color to develop their art practice and share with the wider community. Residents will have full access to IPRC facilities (letterpress, screenprint, riso, and more!), as well as work time and mentorship from local riso and design collective nün studios. 

We encourage individual artists, writers, and groups to apply. 6 artists/projects will be selected to be in residence from September 2022-2023 and will each receive a $4,000 stipend. We’re especially interested in individuals who cross disciplines, are unafraid of experimentation & collaboration, and whose work exhibits a strong perspective. Applicants interested in community- based projects are especially encouraged to apply.

Call for Proposals Open May 2022

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2021 Residency Recipients

Gillian: she/they @babygotbackpack
Gillian Herrera is a writer and textile artist who will be creating a book that explores themes of abolition, indigenous anarcho-communism, spirituality, and racial identity. For her public component, she will be collaborating with other artists to organize a mutual aid fair.

Vaughn: she/her @thebrownalice
Vaughn Kimmons is a multidisciplinary artist who celebrates Blackness as the cosmic source of sacred inspiration and gives voice to the connective power of shared human nuance. She will be working on a poetry chapbook, titled “A Guide to Giving a Fuck About Yourself: The Saga”. The chapbook will be the first installment of a three part project titled, “The Feast of the Tide” that will also eventually include virtual performance, a limited run of hand painted items, and a performance art piece presented as a short film.

Nia: she/her @niamusiba
Nia Musiba is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and educator. Inspired by Black Panther Party Newspapers, Nia will be creating an independent art newsletter that explores how communities are formed without direct physical contact.

Busybody @bzy.bdy
Busybody is a collective whose mission is to give Black and brown artists an opportunity to realize the passion projects that they might otherwise have put aside out of concern for their financial and/or cultural feasibility. They will be launching the second issue of their submission based magazine which is also called “Busybody”, inviting participating artists to collaborate in the production process through open hours and free workshops.

Inheritance:
Antonia: they/them @n0palitx
David: he/she/him/her @dftapknu
Mai: they/them @almondm1lk
Maia: she/her @sad.cumbias

Inheritance members Antonia Silva, Mylena Panelli, David Paz-Mendoza, and Maia Vásconez-Taylor share house, passions, interests, joys, and hardships. They will be redirecting generation inheritance to a place of abundance and beauty by making a life size Loteria game board. Inheritance is excited to be hosting a number of community events during the summer, working with [Cafe Zamora](https://www.instagram.com/cafezamorapdx/), Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers, as well as the Western Farmworkers Association.

2020 Residency Recipients

Salimatu Amabebe (@salimatuamabebe) is a chef and an artist. They’ll be working on a project called Black Convenience, which reimagines the food packaging of a minimart to celebrate Black history and lineage.

Laura Medina (@lil___lau) y Angela Saenz (@angelamareesaenz) are artists and educators who will be collaborating on an interactive multimedia publication for their project, Maracuya con Leche.

Jessica Mehta (@bookscatsyoga) is an interdisciplinary artist and poet working at the intersection of digital media. She’ll be working on emBODY poetry, a project that incorporates both VR and screen printed objects.

Paulina Ramirez (@lapaushi) is a visual artist and DJ who will be working on a zine project about music, race identity, politics, as well as the workshop series Escuelita de la Memory.

Susan Sondheim is an artist and writer. She’ll be creating an illustrated zine with essays about the Burgerville Workers Union (BVWU).

And Melanie Stevens (@brownivyx) is a writer and artist who will create the textile installation If You’re Watching This It’s Too Late, and the corresponding 10-Part graphic mini-zine horror/historical series Retribution.

2019 Recipients

jayy dodd

Jasmin Oya

Crystal Thomas

Patricia Vazquez Gomez

Intisar Abioto, Bruce Poinsette, Analise Smith, & Sharita Towne in collaboration.

The Residency Program is supported primarily by the Meyer Trust, as well as the Regional Arts & Cultural Council, and James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.