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Do you want to integrate ART into your COMMUNITY?

Become an Artist in Residence at Art is Moving

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About the Artist in Residence Program

Our Artist in Residence Program focuses on teaching, mentoring, and guiding artists interested in the community arts. The highlight for each AIR is the opportunity to host an "Art Break Day" in his/her community.

From April through September of each year, Lauren and Lisa (Art is Moving's Co-founders) personally guide artists through the step by step process of planning, organizing, and implementing an art event in their community. Each artist will receive art supplies (paints, oil pastels, pencils, and markers), a free Art in Your Pocket for their participants, step-by-step guidance via monthly meetings from AIM’s co-founders, access to an online resource blog, and promotional materials in order to make an ART Break Day happen in their own city.

By supporting artists who believe art is for everyone and want to bring art into the public space, Art is Moving hopes to encourage individuals and communities to make art part of their daily lives.

Since 2008, Art is Moving has developed several community art programs to fulfill their mission to provide everyone in the world the opportunity to make art. Through programs like ARTcart and Art Break Day, AIM has been able to offer free art making to over 10,000 individuals. AIM will not stop until everyone has had the chance to make art. It is a big mission and the Artist in Residence Program is a vital part of that mission.

During their residencies, artists will be working from April through September to plan and implement an Art Break Day in their own community. Starting with phone calls to city management, local non-profits, and media, artists will learn step by step what it takes to make a community art event. AIM will be there to answer questions along the way and offer guidance when ever it is needed. After Art Break Day artists will be responsible for sending the completed artwork, documentation, and a summary/reaction to the residency and event day to AIM.

2014 Opportunities

2014 AIR Art Break Day Locations

Art is Moving has gone to great lengths to establish strong relationships with numerous cities to create wonderful "teaching sites" for our Artist in Residence Program. We have connections with local city governments, nonprofits and more that will help make your first public community art event a huge success. That said, Art is Moving always welcomes the opportunity to "start from scratch" in a new city and develop new relationships with cities across the globe.

In 2014, we are happy to announce we have the funds to host 9 sites for our Artist in Residence Program. Six locations are already set and we are open to have the other 3 anywhere in the world!

2014 Artist in Residence Art Break Day Sites

  • Justin Herman Plaza / San Francisco, CA
  • City Plaza / San Rafael, CA
  • Gourmet Ghetto / Berkeley, CA
  • Frank H. Ogawa Plaza / Oakland, CA
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk / Venice Beach, CA
  • Location TBD / Corvallis, OR
  • 3 more Locations To Be Determined!

Important 2014 Dates:

If any of the following dates conflict with your schedule, please do not apply for our AIR Program

  • We will ONLY accept completed applications during the months of January and February of 2014
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
  • Notification of Interview Time: March 3, 2014
  • Video Chat Interviews: March 5 - 19, 2014
  • Notification of Accpetance: March 31, 2014
  • Event Date: September 5, 2014
  • Event Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Expected Supply Delivery Date: Week of August 25th, 2014

2015 Opportunities

2015 AIR Art Break Day Locations

In an effort to further our reach and secure more grant funding we will be transitioning to an earlier application date for our annual Artist in Residence Program.

In 2015, we plan to offer 9 Artist in Residence Awards. Six awards are for the pre-determined locations listed below. There are also three open awards for locations anywhere around the world.

2015 Artist in Residence Art Break Day Sites

  • Justin Herman Plaza / San Francisco, CA
  • City Plaza / San Rafael, CA
  • Gourmet Ghetto / Berkeley, CA
  • Frank H. Ogawa Plaza / Oakland, CA
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk / Venice Beach, CA
  • Location TBD / Corvallis, OR
  • 3 more Locations To Be Determined!

Important 2015 Dates:

If any of the following dates conflict with your schedule, please do not apply for our AIR Program

  • We will ONLY accept completed applications during the months of April and May of 2014
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2014
  • Notification of Interview Time: June 3, 2014
  • Video Chat Interviews: June 9 - 20, 2014
  • Notification of Accpetance: June 30, 2014
  • Event Date: September 4, 2015
  • Event Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Expected Supply Delivery Date: Week of August 25th, 2015

Expectations of the Artist

What AIM Expects from our Artist in Residence:

  • Be available for monthly mentoring meeting from April through September
  • Complete all tasks agreed upon during mentoring meetings
  • Respond to and communicate with Art is Moving in a timely manner (within 48 business hours)
  • Actively pursue relationships with local business located within "Art Break Day" Site location
  • Apply and pay for any required permits to use the designated Art Site (when necessary)
  • Actively pursue volunteers for Art Break Day
  • Promote Art Break Day via his/her personal blog, social media, etc.
  • Give Art is Moving the right to use all or a portion of the application on the Art is Moving blog and/or website for promotion
  • Mention Art is Moving and Art Break Day Website (www.artbreakday.com) in all media
  • Represent Art is Moving in a positive light during all public interactions in regards to the Artist in Residence Program
  • Be present at the designated Art Site from 8am to 6pm on Art Break Day

Provided to the Artist

  • Aid in making connections with local businesses, city governments, and non-profit organizations
  • Art supplies (enough for up to 500 participants) to be used at the Art Break Day Art Site (The AIR gets to keep all leftover supplies)
  • Art in Your Pockets to be handed out to Art Break Day Participants
  • Provide guidance on how to create a successful Art Break Day via monthly mentoring meetings, continuous communication and online resources
  • Provide marketing materials (press release, fliers, postcards, etc)
  • Publicize Art is Moving and the Artist in Residence through the newsletter, social media, and the Art is Moving blog.

Past Artists in Residence

Krupa Jhaveri

As an international art therapist, I know the value of providing tools in order for creative expression to happen. Everyone has a story to tell, which is often easier without words, and the artistic process allows an empowering reflection of their inner self to emerge. The memorable moments of connection, joy and play were not possible without the generosity and vision of Lauren & Lisa, manifesting a worldwide movement to spread positivity and play through art!

Joy Neas

Art Break Day was a huge success bringing about 100 people together in the creation of art. Many people say that there is nothing to do in Stockton. People are hungry for opportunities. Art Break Day was a glorious day filled with the joy of art and is only the beginning of what can be accomplished in Stockton. Some people asked where the nearest Art Break Day was to Stockton and it became apparent to me that cities in the Central Valley need to be reached which is something I hope to do.

Maria Michaelson

I have been very excited to bring Artbreak day here, because in Ouagadougou the smallest things are luxuries, and I knew it would not go unappreciated. Kids here usually have no art supplies, and are given adult jobs very early. 7 year olds are out shining shoes or working in a family members store. There isn't the time for creativity and play. I set up the table...and within minutes there were kids everywhere...Then the adults came out too, to draw. The table was completely full all afternoon. Everyone was drawing and making art. Since Artbreak day many of the kids have come to ask me if it is happening again. I hope it does!

Rico Bacon

Last Friday, I had the great honor and pleasure of being one of 19 international artists who hosted the third annual ARTbreak Day in my community in Berkeley, CA. The free public event was a huge success as we had over 50+ guests of all ages and backgrounds stop by to participate. I especially enjoyed hearing four or five different languages being spoken at once where we discussed art, religion, politics, education, parenting, community and activism. The event made me very aware of how vital our need to creatively express is essential for our wellbeing as humans and as community. Art is clearly the only international language that supports the wisdom that we have more in common as One People, One Family, One World.

Chelsea Hover

"Come Make Art with Us!!!" …we would yell as people biked and ran past our art stand along the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge on that hot sunny Friday. Many passersby were in a hurry, others smiled and said they “wished they could” in an apologetic way…and yet some looped back around, put down their kick stand and busted out their inner artist!

Judy Johnson-Williams

It was exciting to see people re-discover their artistic talents and energized to continue.

Savita Skye

ARTbreak Day - Eureka 2012 was a great success! A favorite moment? When a marriage proposal occurred over sidewalk chalk and she said yes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an Art Break Day look like?

Please view our galleries from past events here to get an idea of the set up. We recommend, at the very least, one canopy, two tables, and 12 chairs. One table is used for painting, the other for drawing with pencils, pastels, and markers.

What is the theme or kind of artwork participants will be making on Art Break Day?

The main goal of Art Break Day is to bring awareness to the importance of making art part of every person's daily life. It is not about teaching people how to make art, it's about showing the world that everyone can make art and everyone benefits from the process of creating art.