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The Recology Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco

February 22, 2017


At this time, we only accept applications from local, career-level, professional artists. Students currently enrolled at any university, college, or other educational institution will not be considered. We do not accept applications from artists who reside a driving distance of more than one hour from San Francisco.

(The Student Artist in Residence Program is specifically designed for those studying art at local colleges and universities. Though similar to the professional artist residency program, the timeframe and structure of the student program is more flexible. The program provides students with a small shipping container studio, access to materials, and the possibility of an exhibition at the end of their residency. Interested students should contact the Student Artist in Residence Program at (415) 330-1415 for more information. )


The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center. By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

Artists must first attend a tour of our facility, then complete and submit an application by the listed deadline in order to be eligible for a residency. Public tours, which include visits to the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden, take place on the third Saturday of each month. To reserve a spot on a tour, call (415) 330-1414. Please do not show up without a reservation! We need to give you directions and other important information, including proper attire for the tour. The tour will be cancelled if it is raining. Children under nine years old are prohibited from attending tours as a safety precaution.


The application deadline for residencies starting in 2018 will be September 1, 2017



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