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The Alaska Fiber Arts Residency seeks an Artist exploring the relationships between wearable art and fashion. The residency aims to support designers working in fashion, costume design, sculpture and/or associated fields, in particular those whose practice is experimental and hard to define. Through the course of this four week residency, the Artist will produce at least three “wearable art” pieces for exhibition. The Artist will conduct intensive collaborations with local participants, through a series of workshops or projects exploring the relationships between art and fashion. Topics may include: material possibilities of textile and fabric, issues of copy and appropriation, ideas of clothing as an extension of the body, notions of clothing as symbol & visual language and clothing as wearable, sculptural art. Work by the Artist and local participants will be presented at the Homer Fiber Art Collective’s annual Wearable Arts Runway Show. The Artist is also invited to bring a previous body of work (preferably “wearable art”) for exhibition within Bunnell’s gallery during the residency. Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program aims to strengthen individual practice through collaboration and community engagement. Our residencies are designed to celebrate creativity and challenge artists to incorporate social practice. The Homer Fiber Art Collective is a group of local clothing and fiber art designers who have presented a Wearable Arts Runway Fashion Show for over 30 years. Homer, Alaska is a seaport fishing community overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains. Homer has about 7,000 adventurous, creative individuals who enjoy presenting and participating in many art and recreational activities. Homer has been acclaimed as one of the best small art towns in the U.S.A. Residency Length: one month, October 2017 Eligibility: Artist Status: Mid-career and Established Artists with leadership and teaching skills Application type: Open application Geography: Open to all US Artists Application deadline: April 30, 2017. Artists will be notified by June 1, 2017 Residency Fees: $30 application fee Stipends / Sponsored by Homer Fiber Arts Collective, $2000 cash stipend for one month; $500 travel allowance; lodging in a private room with a shared kitchen and living area above the arts center; $500 materials budget.