MATTER is a storefront art space for public events, pop-ups, workshops, and exhibitions.

811 East Burnside #124
Portland, OR

Tues-Fri 12-6 & by appointment

First Friday, monthly
6-9pm

ART // WORK // MATTER
residency open call

Apply by November 6, 2017

WE SEEK
Partnerships with people whose work lies at the intersection of two or three of these areas: 
- Labor/Work/Business/Practice
- Equity/Social Justice/Engagement/Action/Impact
- Art/Performance/Design/Writing

WE OFFER
-Exhibition space
-Space for workshops and events 
-Pop-up store space
-Minimum of two consultations with the WPA team
-Shared work time at MATTER

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Socially engaged: artists, writers, designers, activists, or performers at any career stage. 
Creative, contemplative, relational, laborers encouraged to apply, including individuals, and collectives. 

We are looking for people interested in developing their art practice as a mutually-beneficial, sustainable business, exploring or experimenting with business models, or other related queries.

DATES AND DURATION
Flexible: Currently accepting proposals for all dates in 2018
Residency duration: approx. 3 weeks to 3 months

TO APPLY
Send the following by email:

  •  Description of your practice: any written format accepted, (250 words max)
  •  What do you intend to do in the space? (500 words max)
  •  Why is your idea/practice a good fit for partnership with WPA? (250 words max)
  • 3 Work samples or projects (any format, links or smaller files preferred)
  • Link(s) to your website(s)
  • Preferred duration and dates for residency. (3 weeks–3 months) 
  • 3 References


APPLICATIONS DUE: November 6, 2017
RESIDENTS NOTIFIED: December 15, 2017

Email application materials to: hello [at] worksprogressagency [dot] com
Please use email subject: 2018 Residency Application

Questions? Feel free to email!