Amazon Artist in Residence Program – Accepting Applications

The Amazon Artist in Residence Program is now accepting submissions for 2021.

Selected artists will work at one of two spaces on the Seattle/Bellevue Campus. The Seattle studio offers 400 square feet and the Bellevue studio offers 800 square feet.

Artist Fee: $15,000, inclusive of artist expenses and one mutually agreed upon artwork.

Eligibility: Residents of Washington State over 18 years of age, creating original works. Artists may NOT be enrolled in a program of study within an academic institution during the time of the residency. No housing will be provided for this residency.

Deadline: October 16, 2020



Program Requirements

  • Artists are required to work in the on-site art studio for a minimum of 16 hours per week during business hours for the duration of the ten week residency. Artists will be available for questions by studio visitors about their process while they work.
  • Artists will offer two employee engagement events. In the past, events have consisted of artist lecture, practice based workshop or open studio event for Amazon employees to learn more about their art during the residency.
  • Artists will create one artwork, at the artist’s selection, which be displayed on the Amazon Campus upon completion of the residency.
  • Artists will provide their own art supplies.
  • Artists are encouraged to create additional work and install for public display within the art studio for the duration of the residency.
  • Amazon reserves the right to photograph the artist at work and all works created and installed in the art studio for promotional purposes.

Materials Required for Submission

  • Artist Bio, 400 words or less
  • Artist Statement, 400 words or less
  • 4-6 representative work samples with related work list
  • Project Proposal, including:
    • Conceptual statement of intended project for the residency, 500 words or less
    • Example content for educational event, 200 words or less
    • Any relevant experience as a teaching artist
    • Total word count for this section: 800 words

Panel Review

All applications to this program are reviewed by an independent panel based on relevance, viability, community engagement, and creative merit. The panel is made up of art curators, professional artists, Amazonians, and arts administrators.

The selection committee may interview final candidates during the period of December 9, 2020 – January 29, 2021.

Click here for more information on the application process!