El Cerrito Creative ReUse (ECCRU) Artist Residency

ECCRU Artist in Residency Program

The ECCRU Program was approved by the El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission (“ACC”) in 2015.  The Artist selected for the 2018 term will be the second ECCRU Artist in the City’s history. The Program is funded by the Art in Public Places Program, established with the passage of the City’s Public Places Ordinance (Section 13.50 ECMC).

The program is intended to support local artists (in Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) who work with recycled materials, and to encourage environmental stewardship – specifically, resource conservation, recycling and upcycling - in the community through art that inspires people to think about sustainability and consumption.

The ECCRU Artist Residency provides the artist with: a stipend, access to certain materials at the City's Recycling + Environmental Resource Center for use in artistic projects, an on-site storage bin for materials, and support for an exhibition at the end of the residency. Artwork will be created in the artist’s own workspace, which is not provided.

We encourage artists working in all mediums to apply, including but not limited to, painters, textile artists, musicians, performers, photographers, printmakers, those working in film and video, and conceptual and installation artists.

In addition to the access to materials, the ECCRU Artist will receive a stipend of $100 per month of the residency (i.e. $600 for a six-month term).

For more information, please contact Arts and Culture Commission staff liaison Maya Williams at 510-215-4318 or by email.

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