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Artist in Residence - FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What deliverables are expected of an Instructables Artist in Residence?
2. What kind of support does Instructables provide to residents?
3. What are some qualities of a strong applicant?
4. How long is each residency?
5. Do I need to be a U.S. citizen in order to apply?
6. Does Instructables provide residents with visas?
7. Does Instructables provide residents with transportation to San Francisco?
8. What should I include in my application materials?
9. How are stipends dispersed to Instructables artists in residences?
10. Who owns the intellectual property of residency results and projects?
11. Where should I stay in San Francisco during my residency?


1. What deliverables are expected of an Instructables Artists in Residence?
Deliverables vary based on the nature of each residency project. Ultimately each resident will be responsible for publishing an instructable related to the projects that they create at Pier 9. Past residents have used our unique resources to generate outstanding projects that share their expertise with our communities. 

Examples of previous artist in residency projects can be seen on  the Artist in Residency Program page.  You can expect to work on several projects during your residency.  All residents will make a final presentation of their work to our group in the Pier 9 Arcade Gallery in San Francisco. Additionally, before leaving, residents are encouraged to document their residency with a community forum post, video or in some other appropriate form.

2. What kind of support does Instructables provide to residents?
Instructables supports each resident with a $1500/month stipend and an additional project materials allowance, which will vary depending on the project and Autodesk's evaluation thereof.  We have a world-class workshop here at our new offices located at Pier 9 in San Francisco, CA, complete with an electronics lab, craft room, test kitchen, wood/metal workshops, 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines.  At the Pier 9 workshop, we also staff in-house Content Producers that are always excited to brainstorm and a Residency Program Manager who helps residents work towards their goals.

3. What are some qualities of a strong applicant?
When reviewing proposals, we look for first and foremost prolific members of our community.  Active authors and contributors across our communities are given priority for this residency, so if you are not currently an Instructables member we strongly suggest that as part of your application. You will need to create a user name and post some of your portfolio as projects on the site. 

**All applicants MUST first publish at least 1 Instructable before their application will be reviewed. This allows you to become familiar with the process and allows us to see that you enjoy sharing what you do with our community.***

Beyond community participation, strong candidates have excellent documentation, writing, and photography abilities, and extensive experience in making things within their area(s) of interest.  Instructables supports an open and self-guided work environment, so well motivated and independent workers will thrive in this program. We also highly encourage you to speak to the tooling we have at Pier 9 that you intend to use.

Any supporting documents that you would like to send along with your application can be emailed to air@instructables.com

4. How long is each residency?
Residencies typically last between 3 to 6 months.  If you have special concerns or scheduling needs, please share them in your application. We review candidates on a rolling basis and are currently full through to the end of July.

5. Do I need to be a U.S. citizen in order to apply?
No, applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens. We currently accept applications from many countries around the world, and are working at broadening our program all the time.  If you are from another country besides the US and are interested in a residency, please send an email to air@instructables.com and we will do our best to accomodate you.

6. Does Instructables provide residents with visas?
Instructables and Autodesk do not provide residents with visas.  Residents must arrange their own visas and should enter the US as visitors.  Instructables and Autodesk can provide residents with an invitation letter describing the nature of the relationship that the artist in residence has with Instructables and Autodesk and explaining the reason for their visit.  We’ve found that these letters can be useful for residents to have when entering the US border, but is in no way intended to be a replacement for a visa, or considered as one at any time.
 
7. Does Instructables provide residents with transportation to San Francisco?
No.  Residents must make their own transportation arrangement to and from San Francisco, CA.
 
8. What should I include in my application?
Application materials include 1) filling out the application itself which can be found online via the link on the Artist in Residency Program page and 2) posting of an Instructables on the website, if you don't already have one published.  If you wish, supporting portfolio materials should be sent along with a brief explanatory email so we can link your portfolio to your online application to air@instructables.com.

In your application it would be helpful to let us know what tooling at Pier 9 you are looking to use and what wether you already have experience with these tools. Additionally if you already have experience with CAD design, please be specific about which programs you currently use and which ones you intend to use in the future.
 
9. How are stipends dispersed to Instructables residents?
Stipends are paid directly to residents in the form of a credit card and will be received during the second week of the residency.  Please keep in mind that your stipend takes time to be issued and plan accordingly.  The residency stipend is $1500.00 USD per month, prorated depending on the length of your stay.  An Autodesk Artist in Residence Agreement must be signed before the payment process can be initiated.

10. Who owns the intellectual property of residency results and projects?
Artists in Residence retain all intellectual and physical property rights for the work that they complete during their residency.  Residents are required to publish their work on Instructables.com and are subject to our Terms of Service as any other Instructable would be.  Residents can publish their work under the project license of their choosing.  In some cases, Instructables may use one or more physical projects so that we may show off the work at an event or in our offices.  

11. Where should I stay in San Francisco during my residency and how should I get there?
Instructables residents choose and coordinate their own travel arrangements accommodations.  Please arrange your housing and travel ahead of time, or budget accordingly to stay in temporary accommodations (hotel or hostel) upon your arrival.  Past residents have used www.craigslist.com to find temporary housing and sublets.  Short residencies can consider booking accommodations through www.airbnb.com.

ynze1 year ago
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Kiteman1 year ago
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