California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

RFP: El Cerrito Creative ReUse (ECCRU)
For SF Bay Area artists

The City of El Cerrito invites artists to apply for a six-month residency taking place at the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center ("RERC" or "Center").

The purpose of the program is to support local artists who work with recycled materials, and to encourage environmental stewardship – specifically resource conservation, recycling and upcycling – in the community through art that inspires people to think about sustainability and consumption.

The El Cerrito Creative ReUse ("ECCRU") Artist Residency provides the artist with: a stipend, access to materials at the RERC Center for use in artistic projects, an on-site storage bin for materials, and support for an exhibition at the end of the residency. We encourage artists working in all mediums to apply, including but not limited to, painters, textile artists, musicians, performers, photographers, printmakers, those working in film and video, and conceptual and installation artists.

The ECCRU Artist must: 

  • Be either a resident of or work in Contra Costa or Alameda County
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upcycling and creative reuse

A new program funded by the Art in Public Places Program, the Artist selected for the 2017 term will be the first ECCRU Artist in the City’s history.

Deadline: 05-18-2017
City of El Cerrito
El Cerrito, CA

Contact: Suzanne Iarla
Phone: 510.215.4318

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