The McAllister Street Residency is a one of a kind residency complete with space to work and a small stipend.
The artist-in-residence program at McAllister Street began in the winter of 2003, when the first resident painted the space gray and green in order to film a sci-fi video. The next resident simply installed a string of Christmas lights and several “night lights” (pictured) to illuminate the hallway at night.
The Residency was established to give artists from all over the world a chance to work in San Francisco, and interact with the other artists who live and visit McAllister Street. Residents will be able to work in a wide array of disciplines during the week-long residency, and must creatively deal with the confines of working and showing in a space that is 3.5’ x 60’ with a 10’ dogleg (not pictured).
The Residency is open to artists of all backgrounds, who either live in or out of San Francisco. If the resident is from out of town, I will try to make living accommodations at McAllister Street. All residents will receive a $ 20 stipend, and will have access to the following materials for their project:
- various fake plants
- 1 disposable camera
- 1 industrial coffee maker
- 1 bag of fake ice
- 1 tripod
- 1 old boombox with several casette tapes
- 1 keyboard
- 4 100 ft. extension cords
- 1 down vest
- 1 pair of sunglasses
There is access to a power drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, chain saw, jigsaw, and several hand tools. The artist is encouraged to bring his/ her own materials.
Please e-mail me for more details or questions.
Your proposal should answer the following questions and can be submitted either via e-mail or sent to: 1343 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Attn. Marc Horowitz).
1) Name; Address; Telephone; e-mail; website (if applicable)
2) Artist statement
3) A letter (no more than 2 pages) indicating you interest in working at McAllister Street, a proposed project and a description.
4) Previous examples of your work (either digital files, web links, slides, video, online video, writing, etc.)
5) Outline any special needs you may have
6) Proposed dates (i.e. Monday, December 6th through Sunday, December 12th)
This has been cancelled due to roommate conflict among other things.
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I’m going to post pictures along the way. If you’re a business owner and would like a Tradin’ Post of your own, please contact me.
I made a sign for the Tradin’ Post using an old surf/ skateboard trainer I found at the dump. I woodburned it using a solder gun – that I do not suggest.
Ah, and I got a new table!! The green one was lent by Jon Brumit and he needed it back. He gave me this wonderful folding table that has Christmas cards underneath the plastic top.