Open Call

RAIR Art Residency at the Dump


With Funding
Philadelphia, United States


Residencies are open to all emerging and mid career artists Students may apply, but must not be actively enrolled in classes during the time of their residency Applicants must be 21 years of age or older

Number of Participants

One resident or resident team at time.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 01, 2022 - October 31, 2022


  • $1,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $30.00 application fee


Individual Studio, Installation Space, Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Coffee, Snacks

Public Programs



Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Multimedia, Photography, Sculpture, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Spanish

Program Description

RAIR's mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day. Artists-in-residence receive attentive support from RAIR's staff who act as liaisons between the artist and the recycling facility. In addition to providing artists on-site access to recovered materials, construction equipment and a fully-equipped studio space, RAIR’s Residency Program offers artists the opportunity to use the entire 3.5 acre facility as an expansive project space for the development and presentation of ambitious experimental work.

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