Ends on September 30, 2018

Open AiR is a six-week new media residency program where artists create dynamic digital media works alongside Open School East 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. Past Open AiR artists-in-residence include guitarist/band leader Bibi McGill, international artist INSA, local neon fabricator/designer Perry Pfister, multidisciplinary artists Kello Goeller, Elijah Hasan and Matt Henderson. 

All residencies are held during the school year at Open School East, located at 16570 SE Oak St in Portland, OR.

About Open School East: 

Open School East is a 7th-12th grade college-prep school in East Multnomah County that helps kids excel academically, graduate, and go to college. 

For more info visit: https://openschoolnw.org/programs/open-school-east/


Open AiR is seeking artists to submit proposals for the spring 2019 session of the program that will engage Open School East students in the creation of a collaborative media arts project in one of their core curriculum classes. The final project will be presented to the community during an end of residency event. When considering this opportunity, please note that AiRs are required to attend two Open School East school days from 9am-3pm.

The Spring 2018 residency will take place from January 22, 2019 - March 21, 2019 with an end of residency event on April 22, 2019.


The individual or collective selected to participate will receive an honorarium of $5,000 and up to $2,500 for installation materials based on a proposed budget. 

Application requirements:

  • Statement of interest (Max. 250 words) 
  • Open AiR project proposal (Max. 500 words)
  • Resume
  • Budget for installation materials
  • Link to website and/or portfolio

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2018 proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2018. Awarded applicants will be notified on October 15, 2018.

Questions about the program, submissions or would like to request a tour of Open School East? 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.