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University and Fremont Bridges to host Artist-in-Residency for Digital Artists

Residency will take place July through December 2023 

*Application Due Date Extended: May 5, 2023 

Detail from Making Visible the Invisible, George Legrady, 2005

This summer, the University and Fremont Bridges will host two artist-in-residence programs. Designed by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the residency is open to two digital artists/creators working in digital data visualization art for a unique, project-based residency within two of Seattleā€™s iconic bridges. The northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge and the southeast tower of the University Bridge will be used by the artists as working studio/office space and as inspiration for their work. The application can be found here, the due date has been extended to May 5, 4:59 p.m. (Pacific).

Virtual Application Info Session

On March 16, we held a virtual information session to walk you through how to turn in your strongest application. First-time applicants are especially encouraged to watch.

This call is open to digital artists living in King, Snohomish, Pierce, or Kitsap counties and are able to travel to Seattle for the residency requirement of this project. This opportunity is for individual artists, artist teams are ineligible to apply. Each artist selected (2) will receive $10,000 inclusive of all residency time, costs, project, presentation, documentation of the work, and applicable taxes.  

Each artist-in-residence will undertake an in-depth exploration of some type of data regarding or stemming from Fremont or University bridge and interpret that information using some form of artistic digital data visualization. A public showcase (held in-person or virtual) of the artwork created as part of the residency is required.  

The University and Fremont Bridge Artist-in-Residence call is a project of ARTS 1% for Public Art Program. Adopted in 1973, the 1% for Public Art program designates 1% of eligible city capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of artworks in a variety of settings. By providing opportunities for individuals to encounter art in parks, libraries, community centers, on roadways, bridges and other public venues, the city creates connections between artists and community.