Department of Education and Early Development
Alaska State Libraries, Archives, & Museums
The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are looking for Alaska Native artists to apply to the 2018 Native Artist Residency program. This 2018 Alaska Native Artist Residency Program starts in June and ends in September.
Four residency positions are available. The first residency takes place between June 8th and June 30th, involves working at the museum and working with Sitka Fine Arts Camp middle school students, and offers an artist stipend of $1900, travel to and from Sitka, a food per diem to offset food costs, and lodging. The second residency takes place between June 30th and July 21st and involves working at the museum and with Sitka Fine Arts Camp high school students, offers an artist stipend of $1900, travel to and from Sitka, a food per diem to offset food costs, and lodging. The third residency takes place between July 26th and Aug. 12th and involves working only at the museum, offers an artist stipend of $1300, travel to and from Sitka, a food per diem to offset food costs, and lodging. The fourth residency takes place between Aug. 22nd and Sept. 8th and involves working only at the museum, offers an artist stipend of $1300, travel to and from Sitka, a food per diem to offset food costs, and lodging.
In 2018, the Sheldon Jackson Museum is offering a higher financial award, a stipend for food, travel to and from Sitka, and as in previous years, a Welcome Dinner with a local Welcome Committee, and paid time accessing and studying 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, and basket or textile weaving, drumming, and dancing. Outstanding beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome. Artists benefit from utilizing the museum’s collections for research and meeting visitors from around Alaska and the world and local Sitka community members while working in the museum gallery.
Individuals who wish to obtain an information packet on the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program outlining pay and benefits, position expectations, the residency schedule, and other details may call the museum at (907) 747-8981 and request a packet be emailed or mailed. The packet is also available at www.friendsofsjm.com and http://museums.alaska.gov/artist_opportunities.html.
If you have questions about the program or application, please email Jacqueline.Fernandez-Hamberg@alaska.gov or call (907) 747-8904. If I have your physical address and email address, this letter was sent to both. Applications are due Dec. 21, 2017.
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