Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Alaska State Libraries, Archives, & Museums
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2021
The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are looking for an Alaska Native artist to fill one position for the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program. The program runs August 21-September 12. Benefits of the residency include an artist stipend of $2,200, a food per diem to offset food costs, lodging, and travel to and from Sitka. Artists are paid to create their artwork in the museum in an open studio format and to study the museum’s exceptional Alaska Native ethnographic and art collection.
Artists-in-residence may focus on traditional or contemporary Native art forms, including, but not limited to, wood carving, ivory carving, silver engraving, beading, skin, gut and fish skin sewing, drum making, basket or textile weaving, drumming, and dancing. Outstanding beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome.
Artists benefit from accessing the museum’s collections for research and meeting visitors from Alaska and around the world as well as local Sitka community members.
To request an information packet on the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, call the museum at (907) 747-8981. The packet is also available at www.friendsofsjm.com and museums.alaska.gov/artist_opportunities.html (scroll to bottom of the page).
If you have questions about the program application, please email Jacqueline.Fernandez-Hamberg@alaska.gov or call (907) 747-8904. Applications are due July 9, 2021.
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