Ends on September 14, 2017

Open AiR is a six-week new media residency program where artists create dynamic digital media works alongside Open School North middle school students in an open learning environment.

Residencies provide transformative experiences for the artist, students and staff through creative participation and community-minded projects. All residencies are held during the school year at Open School North, located at 7602 N. Emerald Ave, Portland.

Past Open AiR artists-in-residence include guitarist/band leader Bibi McGill, international artist INSA, local neon fabricator/designer Perry Pfister, new media artist Kello Goeller and multimedia artist Elijah Hasan. 


Open AiR is seeking artists to submit proposals that will engage Open School North students in the creation of a collaborative media arts project to be presented to the community during an end of residency event on November 16th, 2017. The residency will take place from October 2nd, 2017 - November 9th, 2017. 

When considering this opportunity, please note that there AiRs are required to attend three Open School North school days from 9am-3pm.


The individual selected to participate will receive an honorarium of $6,000 and $2,000 for installation materials.

Application requirements:

  • Statement of interest (Max. 250 words) 
  • Open AiR project proposal (Max. 250 words)
  • Resume
  • Link to website and/or portfolio

Submissions for all Open AiR proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2017Awarded applicants will be notified on September 20, 2017. 

Questions about submissions? Please email Taylor Neitzke, Open Signal Director of Programs at taylor@opensignalpdx.org.

​Please note: paid Open Signal opportunities are not open to Open Signal staff or family members.

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