Jason Rapp

Residency connects library, Midlands arts community

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 10, 2021


Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange.

The program, created in 2015, gives artists, performers and makers of all types and disciplines the ability to work freely in their own studio space, share their works and artistic process with the community, and provide learning opportunities and programs for library customers.

Richland Library is trying to connect with visual, performance, or media artists “who have a direct connection to the local arts community and a desire to help the library improve the livelihood of our creative community.” Its residents are expected to deliver art-making tutorials, studio tours, creative workshops and artist meet-ups, while serving as a liaison between artists and the library.

The library provides its residents’ program-related supplies and—oh yeah!—offers a $1,000/month stipend.

For more, visit the residency page on the library’s website.


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