12.8.22 | We’re Looking for an Artist in Residence!

Dear Friends,

Skidompha has hosted incredible artists and writers over the years through programming, gallery showings, and camps and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Staff and patrons have benefited from the creativity in and around their community, and the library’s physical space is full of creative energy.

This creativity is forward leading; one idea, one program inspires and makes room for the next, and Skidompha is thrilled to invite Lincoln County artists to apply to our new Artist in Residence Program. This opportunity will allow the artist to develop a plan to utilize the library’s collection, create work that addresses the importance of intellectual freedom, and engage with all patrons, emphasizing work with local teens. The artist will retain ownership of the work they create and work with Skidompha to set a timeline for displaying their work at the library.

We are so excited about this opportunity, and I want to thank Kristi, our teen librarian, for bringing this awesome idea to the library. This is a paid position that requires working eight hours per week for twelve weeks, beginning in January 2023. Scheduling is flexible but must take place at the library during library hours. While we encourage artists to create their own work, there will also be an educational component to this position, including opportunities for patron observation, participation, and instruction.

  • Demonstrated experience as a working artist
  • Experience working with teens/youth
  • An understanding of current challenges facing public libraries
Interested candidates should send a resume, portfolio, and proposal to Kristi Favaloro at kfavaloro@skidompha.org by December 20, 2022. 
We can’t wait to hear from interested artists and look forward to seeing what comes from this opportunity.

Make sure to keep reading for updates. Many of our ongoing groups are pausing for the holidays.

The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop wants to remind you that they will be open through our holiday closure, including Christmas Eve day and New Year’s day. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

Be well,

Matthew Graff
Executive Director
Skidompha Public Library