Community Lab Residency
The Children’s Creativity Museum is committed to nurturing the 21st-century skills of creativity, collaboration, and communication in all youth and families. As part of this effort, we are reaching out to the arts community with an exciting opportunity for an Artist-in-Residence to develop an interactive children’s exhibit to be showcased in our museum.
The Community Lab is a 572 square feet cylindrical gallery where we showcase kid-driven experiences that are developed in partnership with an artist-in-residence. This stunning three story room with six inward facing balconies is developed annually by an artist and is one of our most prominent exhibit spaces.
The Community Lab Residency (CLR) program is designed to involve our visitors in the creative and artistic process of exhibit development. This is achieved through open prototyping sessions, where the general public can try out iterations of the project, give their input, and collaborate with the Artist-in-Residence to the design the hands-on experience.
The CLR program also provides artist(s) with exposure to CCM’s diverse audience and extends a unique opportunity to develop a professional exhibit with direct input from the San Francisco Bay Area community.
Download a full program description here.
The goal of the residency is to produce an exhibit in the Community Lab appropriate for 3-12 year olds that will be exhibited for approximately one year.
The residency is a part time 20 hr/week commitment for 2.5 months (Feb 15-May 5) with a total artist stipend of $5,000 and a materials budget of up to $10,000.
While CCM will provide an artist studio workshop with basic tools, we will not provide living quarters or a travel stipend. Any additional costs would come out of the artist fee.
December 12: Nomination due
January 9: Artist application due
February 13: Residency begins
April 18: Exhibit soft launch
May 5: Exhibit launch
The artist will be given a large amount of freedom in this program and is expected to be self directed, interested in research, able to budget a project, and communicative with staff.