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Artist-in-residence sought for Seattle City Light conservation programs

We’re seeking an artist-in-residence to highlight Seattle City Light’s conservation projects, beginning this fall. The artist will study the utility’s energy conservation programs and develop a series of innovative projects to bring awareness to conservation.  Seattle City Light, the first carbon-neutral utility in the nation, released its 2010 annual report this week.

The artist-in-residence will develop his or her own projects and identify conservation-related art projects for other artists. The artist will also address City Light’s partner programs, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment’s Community Power Works Program – a neighborhood-based building-upgrade program to achieve energy savings and create “green” jobs.  The artist will also create a project illuminating City Light’s conservation and sustainability efforts for display at Seattle Center’s Next Fifty anniversary celebration in 2012.

The call is open to individual artists residing in the United States. The budget is $15,000 for the initial three-month residency, with additional funding to extend the residency up to a year. Approximately $140,000 is available for implementation of artwork projects by both the artist-in-residence and other artists. Fees are all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs.

Application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 (Pacific Daylight Time). Click here for more information and to apply.