Calling all artists and creative souls! The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative (SBAC) is inviting Santa Barbara County-based artists to apply for their artist-in-residence program, based at the Community Arts Workshop (631 Garden St.)
Applicants are encouraged to propose art projects that address community needs, bridge societal barriers and foster civic engagement with local issues.
SBAC wants to use art to foster communication about societal issues, bridging barriers of politics, class and culture.
Winning projects are awarded grants between $3,000 and $6,000, and receive a month of large workshop space at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). Artists also receive support from the project coordinator to facilitate community collaborations.
The SBAC is funding two-three residency projects for 2018. The application deadline is December 15.
Artists, community leaders and members of the public are also invited to the Community Arts Residency Kickoff and Conversation at CAW on October 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. The event features a presentation on the CAW Residency and a panel discussion.
The panel discussion includes Kim Yasuda, speaking about her work using art in community development in Isla Vista and elsewhere; Audrey Lopez, speaking about takepart/makeart; Joe Velasco, speaking about his work with youth and City at Peace; and Ming Holden, talking about her work on the Odyssey Project and with refugees in Kenya.
For more information about the residency or the application process, please visit this website.