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. RAIR’s Residency Program has established itself as a unique opportunity for emerging, mid-career and established artists to work at the intersection of art, industry, and sustainability. 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.
RAIR is situated inside of 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.
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