Open Call

Granite Falls City Artist in Residence

Department of Public Transformation

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Granite Falls, United States


Eligibility: To be eligible for the Granite Falls CAIR program, you must: - be available onsite in Granite Falls for all events, meetings, and required appointments throughout the contract term. - have a history of social, civic, interactive, and/ or community-based artistic practice. - have experience with and / or deep interest in rural community work. - have a driver's license and working vehicle (due to the nature of rural work and lack of access to public transportation). - complete a background check (required of all City contractors). Non-Discrimination Policy - DoPT and the City of Granite Falls do not discriminate in their selection processes on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, ability, sex or gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Number of Participants

We are seeking one artist for the pilot residency program. The selected artist may have the opportunity to collaborate with additional artists as part of their project budget.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - August 31, 2021


  • $10,000.00-15000.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $1,000.00 travel budget
  • $3,000.00 stipend (monthly)


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Piano, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Stage




No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement


Interdiscplinary Arts, Social Practice



Program Description

The City of Granite Falls and the Department of Public Transformation (DoPT) are requesting qualifications from interested local, regional, and national artists for a 6-12-month City Artist in Residence program. The selected artist will be embedded in the City of Granite Falls (pop. 2,734) and work closely with the Department of Public Transformation (DoPT) to design and implement arts and cultural strategies to increase civic participation and community engagement in City policy-making, planning and public processes. Generated as a partnership between DoPT and the City of Granite Falls, the Granite Falls CAIR Program received unanimous support and approval from the City Council and has been designed with a local cross-sector CAIR Advisory Group. This small town CAIR program is the first of its kind in the country, fostering cultural work that sits at the intersection of civic, social, and place-based practice in a rural setting.

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