CITY OF SHORELINE | Call for Artists | Art Cottage Residencies

Call for Artists

Shoreline Art Cottage Residencies 2020
Three Residences
Periods of Two Months Each
$1,600 per Residency Stipend
Open to Emerging and Established Artists
Submit no later than April 12, 2020; 11:59 pm Pacific Local Time


The Shoreline Art Cottage Residency Program will provide artists working in all disciplines a two month period to create new work in a public park overlooking the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) and sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. The recently renovated residency space is a former caretaker cottage built in the early 1970s nestled within Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. The cottage provides a creative workspace for any artist along with time to experiment, investigate, and explore Saltwater Park and the surrounding City of Shoreline community.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is a 32-acre regional park providing natural open spaces, access to a mile-long beach, and extensive hiking trails. The Park’s bowl-shape today is the result of a former 19th Century gravel quarry. A pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks provides access to the beach, low tide sand flats, delicate eel grass beds, and a beach naturalist program on most summer weekends during a low tide. Beach areas of the Park were once called q’q’e’waidet by the region’s Coastal Salish for a tobacco-like plant gathered in the area. In recognition of these indigenous people, a 10-foot high “Welcoming Figure” sculpture cast in the Coastal Salish style is located in the Park.

Supported by the City of Shoreline’s Public Art Program, the Shoreline Art Cottage Residency Program awards up to three (3) residencies per year to emerging and established artists working in a wide variety of media with projects that explore the culture and landscape of the City of Shoreline and the surrounding region.

For its pilot season in 2020, the artist residencies will be in consecutive two month periods beginning in May 2020 and ending in December 2020. Thus, selected Artists will be pioneering the first public space in the City of Shoreline dedicated to the arts and encouraging a sustainable residency opportunity.

Application materials shall be submitted to A list of materials required to be submitted is set forth below along with background information on the Art Cottage, the residency expectations, and other details.

For Questions, please contact:

David Francis, Shoreline Public Art Coordinator/Curator
Phone: 206-801-2661 (Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm)

For more details on the residency, eligibility, and to apply, please click here.