The Boise Department of Arts and History’s Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St., is one of the coolest little venues in Downtown Boise. Set up as part of the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2013, it became such a touchstone for Downtown cultural events that it stuck around.
Now the department is upping its value by offering the space as an artist residency in October. The resident visual artist will be asked to explore ideas of water and environment in Boise. They will get a $5,000 stipend, the month of October to work and the month of November for a solo show.
You must live in Boise to apply. Visual artists working in all mediums will be considered, and strong installation skills are preferred. The chosen artist will be required to host one lecture related to their project as well as develop other engagement activities throughout the two-month residency. One of the art pieces will be given to the city’s Portable Works Collection. The stipend includes all artist fees and material costs.