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CAST launches two new artist residencies at 447 Minna

Meet 447 Minna inaugural artists-in-residence: Mattie Loyce & Adrian Arias

While physical space plays a significant role in the ability of an artist to dream, create, and tell stories—having affordable and accessible space can be a game changer for artists of all disciplines to dream without prohibitive financial restraints. CAST has spent a decade advocating for affordable space so that artists can afford to create freely and focus on their craft.

Newly launched in December 2022, these artist residencies at 447 Minna aim to provide San Francisco Bay Area artists the critical space, time, and resources to investigate new avenues in their work and create shared knowledge with the communities in the SoMa neighborhood.

This year’s “Creative Container” resident is interdisciplinary artist, curator, facilitator and community advocate Mattie Loyce (she/they). Critically engaging socio-political content, and encouraging empowerment through decolonial and holistic collaborations, are keys to their community work and socially engaged artist practice. Throughout their career and across continents, they have made a commitment to amplifying and supporting the lives of people with marginalized identities, specifically people and artists of the African diaspora, queer people, people of color, and our ancestors.

Mentoring the recipient of the A4IH residency is visual artist, poet, performer, curator, activist, and cultural promoter Adrian Arias, who brings together multidisciplinary artists to engage in community projects with messages of social justice, racial equality, climate change, peace, beauty, health, and hope in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Residency Tracks:

Creative Container is a residency awarded to an artist whose work in community and moving culture forward can be further catalyzed by studio space. Through progress showings, critical discourse, and a culminating project, the studio residency provides a platform for artists who are deeply engaged in a creative practice that includes a diverse set of voices and perspectives.

Art for Intergenerational Healing (A4IH) provides support for socially-engaged Black and Filipino artists interested in mentorship that centers community healing through artistic expression in the San Francisco South of Market neighborhood. Mentees will have the opportunity to create with the intention to heal and/or encourage dialogue about community healing through the use of art. Learning from a seasoned San Francisco artist/arts educator, mentees will gain experience in public art installation through the creation of a mural as well as how to apply social practice to creative expression.

A4IH Applications are now open!

Deadline: January 5th, 2023

Please apply by 1/5/2023 at 11:59pm

Apply Now

IMPORTANT DATES – subject to change

Notification: 1/9-1/11/2023
Orientation: 1/16/2023
Mentorship Duration: 1/16-3/31/2023
Final Project: 4/15/2023

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