Fund Artists in the Garden

$2,320 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 20 months
Residency Stewards Hannon Welch, Em Young & Grace Amber are raising funds for the third season of The Residency in the Garden , hosting creatives - free of charge - to explore their art practice in an urban flower garden located in North Portland, OR. We want to #getartistspaid, so we are asking our community to donate to the Garden Fund - providing artist residents with travel, food & material stipends, as well as supplementary compensation for our documentarians and curators! In exchange, we offer our wholehearted gratitude.

The Residency in the Garden has hosted sixteen local and national artists over two years, welcoming those interested in contemplating growth, exploration, and experimentation through dirt, canvas and sunflowers.

This week-long artist residency is hosted inside what we call "the heart of the residency" a 16x18’ canvas tent. The tent transforms throughout the summer, oscillating between a bedroom, art installation, and studio space. Artist residents spread out across the garden, making use of the diverse landscape and rare outdoor privacy. Throughout the week we host movie nights, connect around the residency's fire pit and regularly host workshops, introducing the local community to the out-of-town artist. Artist residencies culminate in public showcases, filling the garden with people conversing, eating, engaging with artwork and artists, sitting around the fire, and [occasionally] dancing.

The Residency in the Garden has successfully completed two summers of full art programming hosting sixteen artists with zero financial backing. We have seen how financial constraints prevent artists from acquiring materials necessary to realize their ideas. Our commitment to accessibility for low-income artists is stifled by the financial barrier preventing applicants who can’t afford traveling expenses and/or sacrifice a week of work. With your help we will be able to provide for THE FIRST TIME this season's artists with stipends for travel and materials!

The season will open in late June 2017 and will close at the beginning of September. Over the course of the summer, we will be hosting movie nights, fire-side chats and showcases of this season's artist-in-residents work, all free and open to the public.

Money raised through our crowdfunding effort will go directly to our talented artists, allowing us to offer material stipends for all residencies, fiscal support for traveling artists, and provide financial sustainability for its curators. We will also be compensating artists who have donated their extraordinary talents to document our events and who have shared their skills within Garden Workshops.

For updates on the progress of this campaign, we'll be sending out emails to those who subscribe to this page.

To follow our upcoming season, check out the Residency's
instagram : @residencyinthegarden
or facebook page:

You can apply here: !

You can learn more about the people who run the Residency here:
Hannon Welch — @noshitfemme
Em Young — @em_yum
Grace Amber — @grace_cadet
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Dear Donors,

After a healthy season of full programming, we wanted to share with you the fruits of our summer harvest.

Due to YOUR investments earlier this year, we were able to host three emerging artists with material, food AND travel stipends! One of our artists traveled from as far as Melbourne, Australia to reach us!! Each of our artists explored fresh and innovated modes of art making, including sound & video installations, live performance, and community oriented experiences.

What's more is we were able to host monthly movie screenings and pay our artist-led workshops Leaders, while offering these events for FREE to the public. All due to funding from YOU!

Thanks to your funding the coordinators of the Residency in the Garden were able to alleviate personal costs (and the inevitable associated time) of running such a rich season, allowing them to invest in their personal art-making! Gracy made it to her home-town in Vermont to open a solo show of sculptural installations called, "Trash Mounds." Em, had two solo shows in Portland featuring their hand-drawn work dealing in shapes. While Hannon was able to apply for and accepted to the artist residency Ponderosa, based just outside Berlin (where she will be in residence for the month of November!).

Without your belief and contribution these feats would not have been accomplished, and WE THANK YOU!

You can stay tuned by liking our facebook page or following us on Instagram!

Thanks again ♡
maximiliano's Showcase - June '17
Huixola's Showcase - August '17
Amanda Lee Evan's Neighborhood Clay Dig
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We did it ! ! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who shared our campaign & donated to The Garden Fund. Because of you, we will now be able to offer material stipends to all our artists in residence, supplementary support for traveling artists and pay to all the incredible creatives who donate their time & talents to make The Residency in the Garden happen. We thank you so so much ! Stay tuned for popsicle stick placards and more !
View from under the Maple
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We are unbelievably grateful for all of the donors that have helped us raise half of our fundraising goal!! With your help we will now be able to provide our upcoming artists with supplementary travel and food stipends. In our next stretch we are aiming to offer each artist with material stipends for the week of their residency, while also compensating artists who have donated their time & talents to document our events, run workshops and coordinate the residency!
The Residency's 1st Showcase - June '15
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$2,320 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 20 months
Created April 11, 2017
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Matthew & Mary Ann George
18 months ago

Such a cool project!

Takahiro Yamamoto
18 months ago

Go Hannon!

Ryan LeClaire
18 months ago

Best wishes in all that you're doing, Hannon. <3 Uncles Clint & Ryan

Molly Williamson
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
Janine St. Germain
18 months ago

You go Hannon. Big cheers from me to you. xx Janine

18 months ago
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