The City of Boise’s Department of Arts & History invites artists and artist teams to apply for the opportunity to create digital projection art for temporary display on the Boise Depot across four (4) days. Selected artist(s) will be paid $10,000 to collaborate with a contracted projection professional, work with staff on a community engagement opportunity, and develop artwork for display that varies daily. 

Artwork will be displayed during the Boise Depot Centennial celebration event from April 13, 2025 – April 16, 2025. 

Artist teams are strongly encouraged to apply. Artist and teams working in a variety of mediums are strongly encouraged to apply. This opportunity is limited to current Idaho residents and it is requested that the selected artist(s) be present for all or a portion of the Centennial event. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

CONTACT:  Mónica Galván mgalvan@cityofboise.org | 208-608-7054
DEADLINE: August 9th, 2024 at 11:59 pm MST


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MORE ABOUT THE BOISE CITY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & HISTORY


Boise City Department of Arts & History invites emerging and mid-career artists in any creative field to apply for a 10-day residency at the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho. The historic home site, where American artist James Castle lived and worked for over four decades, stands today as a testament to the artist's unique talent, lifelong practice, and artistic legacy. 

Born in 1899, James Castle was deaf from birth and never learned to read, write, sign, or use any other conventional means of communication. Naturally curious and observant, Castle endlessly investigated his environment and material world, inventing many of the tools and techniques used to create his work. His methodological and experimental approach led to the creation of thousands of works of art, spanning a wide range of aesthetic and conceptual styles that have inspired artists and scholars for decades.  

This residency invites artists to immerse themselves in the site, explore the house, its history, and the surrounding landscape, and respond to their experience through the creation of new works. Residents will share their creative practice and process with our community through several public in-person and hybrid events throughout their stay, including, but not limited to, workshops, open studios, and presentations. Through this program, the James Castle House keeps the legacy of daily creativity and experimentation alive on-site, cultivating a growing local and national community and providing a deeper understanding of James Castle and the place he called home. 

Located in the vibrant and dynamic Collister neighborhood, it has easy access to Boise’s downtown and the nearby foothills, allowing residents to experience the beauty and culture of Idaho’s capital city while ensuring a quiet and private workspace. Each residency cycle provides one participant with private furnished living quarters, 24-hour studio access, and a $500.00 stipend to assist with living expenses and supplies necessary to create work. The resident is responsible for travel and shipping expenses. 

*Please note that this is a solo residency. The selected participant will have regular contact with staff at the James Castle House and members of the Boise public, but they will reside alone. Applicants should be able to work alone and enjoy solitude.


Residency Terms:

  • January 10 - 20, 2025
  • December 5 – 15, 2025  

Applicants will select the date range that is best for their proposal. 


Supported Disciplines: The James Castle House 10-day residency program is open to emerging and mid-career artists and professionals working in any creative field. This includes but is not limited to, visual or new media artists, poets, writers, musicians, dancers, metalsmiths, and printmakers. However, due to the property’s limitations and proximity to neighbors, the site cannot accommodate loud or especially messy processes. If special equipment or facilities are required for the creation of work, the James Castle House will work to find a partnership within the Boise community to fill those needs.


Selection Criteria: Selections will be made by committee and based on the following:

  • Strength of application
  • Quality of work samples
  • References

Demographic information will not be available to committee panelists unless the applicant discloses identifying information in short answer application questions.

Eligibility:

  • Open to applicants legally able to work in the United States.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older.


 

The James Castle House does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or disability.


Duration of Residency: 10 days
Number of Residents Per Term: 1
Companions Allowed: None
 

Expenses Paid By Resident:

  • Travel Supplies
  • Liability Insurance
  • Food
  • Other


 

Expenses Paid By James Castle House:

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Stipend


 

Residency Setting: Suburban


Resources:

  • WiFi 
  • Kitchenette  
  • Bus pass  
  • Bicycle 
  • Washer/Dryer 
  • Car trips for groceries and supplies 
  • Exclusive access to James Castle content and artwork  


 

Accommodation:

  • Private Living Quarters
  • 275 sf Private Studio
  • ADA Accessible


 

Studio Features: 

  • Sewing machine 
  • 3D printer 
  • Large format Canon Pro-1000 photo printer 
  • Basic hand tools 
  • Electric drill 
  • Circular saw 
  • French easel 
  • Conrad E15 etching press 
  • Utility closet with sink 
  • Chemical storage and removal 
  • Endless north-facing natural light 

CONTACT:  Mónica Galván mgalvan@cityofboise.org | 208-608-7054 

 DEADLINE: August 9th, 2024 at 11:59 pm MST


MORE ABOUT JAMES CASTLE
MORE ABOUT THE BOISE CITY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & HISTORY


Boise City Department of Arts & History invites emerging and mid-career artists in any creative field to apply for a 10-Week residency at the James Castle House in Boise, Idaho. The historic home site, where American artist James Castle lived and worked for over four decades, stands today as a testament to the artist's unique talent, lifelong practice, and artistic legacy. 

Born in 1899, James Castle was deaf from birth and never learned to read, write, sign, or use any other conventional means of communication. Naturally curious and observant, Castle endlessly investigated his environment and material world, inventing many of the tools and techniques used to create his work. His methodological and experimental approach led to the creation of thousands of works of art, spanning a wide range of aesthetic and conceptual styles that have inspired artists and scholars for decades.  

This residency invites artists to immerse themselves in the site, explore the house, its history, and the surrounding landscape, and respond to their experience through the creation of new works. Residents will share their creative practice and process with our community through several public in-person and hybrid events throughout their stay, including, but not limited to, workshops, open studios, and presentations. Through this program, the James Castle House keeps the legacy of daily creativity and experimentation alive on-site, cultivating a growing local and national community and providing a deeper understanding of James Castle and the place he called home. 

Located in the vibrant and dynamic Collister neighborhood, it has easy access to Boise’s downtown and the nearby foothills, allowing residents to experience the beauty and culture of Idaho’s capital city while ensuring a quiet and private workspace. Each residency cycle provides one participant with private furnished living quarters, 24-hour studio access, and a $5,000.00 stipend to assist with living expenses and supplies necessary to create work. The resident is responsible for travel and shipping expenses. At the end of their term, residents will donate one work to the City of Boise that is reflective of their time at the James Castle House and congruent with the quality and style of work portrayed in their application.

*Please note that this is a solo residency. The selected participant will have regular contact with staff at the James Castle House and members of the Boise public, but they will reside alone. Applicants should be able to work alone and enjoy solitude.


Residency Terms:
    Spring Term:

  • February 5 - April 16, 2025

Summer Term:

  • May 14 - July 23, 2025

Fall Term:

  • August 27 – November 5, 2025

Applicants will select the date ranges that are best for their proposal.

Supported Disciplines: The James Castle House 10-Week Residency program is open to emerging and mid-career artists and professionals working in any creative field. This includes but is not limited to, visual or new media artists, poets, writers, musicians, dancers, metalsmiths, and printmakers. However, due to the property’s limitations and proximity to neighbors, the site cannot accommodate loud or especially messy processes. If special equipment or facilities are required for the creation of work, the James Castle House will work to find a partnership within the Boise community to fill those needs.


Selection Criteria: Selections will be made by committee and based on the following:

  • Strength of application
  • Quality of work samples
  • References
  • Interview

Demographic information will not be available to committee panelists unless the applicant discloses identifying information in short answer application questions.

Eligibility:

  • Open to applicants legally able to work in the United States.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older.

The James Castle House does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or disability.


Duration of Residency: 10 weeks
Number of Residents Per Term: 1
Companions Allowed: None


Expenses Paid By Resident: 

  • Travel Supplies 
  • Liability Insurance 
  • Food 
  • Other


 

Expenses Paid By James Castle House: 

  • Housing 
  • Utilities 
  • Stipend



Residency Setting:  Suburban

Resources: 

  • WiFi 
  • Kitchenette  
  • Bus pass  
  • Bicycle 
  • Washer/Dryer 
  • Weekly car trips for groceries and supplies 
  • Exclusive access to James Castle content and artwork  

     

Accommodation: 

  • Private Living Quarters 
  • 275 sf Private Studio 
  • ADA Accessible


 

Studio Features: 

  • Sewing machine 
  • 3D printer 
  • Large format Canon Pro-1000 photo printer 
  • Basic hand tools 
  • Electric drill 
  • Circular saw 
  • French easel 
  • Conrad E15 etching press 
  • Utility closet with sink 
  • Chemical storage and removal 
  • Endless north-facing natural light
     

The Cabin, Boise Public Library, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History invite emerging and mid-career writers to apply for a six-month residency in Boise, Idaho.

The Boise City Writer-In-Residence is a six-month program designed to connect local writers to the community of Boise through literary-focused public programs and events hosted once a month. 

The selected Residents will be responsible for developing and facilitating six (6) literary-focused public programs. These public programs may take the form of themed or open writing workshops, reading series, writing explorations, or other literary experiences. They will receive a $5,000.00 stipend to support their creative work and their time to develop these programs. 

The goals of this Residency are three-fold:

  1. Support local emerging and mid-career writers in their creative practice. 
  2. Provide free and accessible literary programs to the community.
  3. Raise awareness of the services and programs of The Cabin, the Boise Public Library, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History.

Application and Review:

Applications will be accepted via Submittable by the Boise City Department of Arts & History from June 10, 2024, to July 29, 2024.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from The Cabin, Boise Public Library, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Selected residents will be announced in September 2024.

Residency Terms: 

Applicants will select the date range that is best for their proposal. 

Term 1:

  • October 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025

Term 2:  

  • April 1, 2025 - September 30, 2025  
     

Supported Disciplines: 

The Boise City Writer-In-Residence is open to emerging and mid-career writers of any form/medium.  

Selection Criteria: 

Selections will be made by a committee and based on the following:  

  • Strength of application
  • Quality of work samples
  • References
  • Finalist Interview 

 Eligibility: 

  • Open to applicants legally able to work in the United States.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older.

The Cabin, the Boise Public Library, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History do not discriminate in their programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or disability. 

Duration of Residency Term:  six months 

Number of Residents Per Term: 1 

Expenses Paid By Resident: 

  • Travel 
  • Programming Materials
  • Other

Expenses Paid By The Cabin, Boise Public Library, Boise City Department of Arts & History

  • Stipend of $5,000.00

Residency Setting: Urban

Resources: 

  • Staff support for event logistics, securing event locations, and promoting events.  
  • Boise Public Library branch shared or meeting spaces, based on availability.

MORE ABOUT THE CABIN

CONTACT: Joel Wayne, joel@thecabinidaho.org

MORE ABOUT BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY

CONTACT: Jennifer Villalobos, jvillalobos@cityofboise.org

MORE ABOUT THE BOISE CITY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS & HISTORY 

CONTACT: Makenzi Dunstan, mdunstan@cityofboise.org

Boise City Department of Arts and History