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Troll sought for Seattle-based artist residency

by • January 25, 2016 • No Comments

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture and Department of Transportation are seeking writers to take part in an odd artist’s residency in the northwest tower of the city’s Fremont Bridge. The selected writer can obtain US$10,000 to work in the space for three months.

Fremont Bridge opened in 1917 and assists as a link between the Fremont neighborhood, Queen Anne, and Westlake communities. It’s a quite occupied bridge and rises for river-based traffic an average of 35 times a day.

The bridge has a thing of an artistic past and has previously hosted art projects by Rodman Miller in the 1990s, and Daniel Mihalyo and Kristen Ramirez in 2005 and 2009, respectively. The Fremont Troll sculpture is in addition located nearby.

Fremont Bridge sports four control towers, with the southeast showcasing an operator. The northwest tower can assist as the artist’s residence. It’s a snug space, measuring only 13 x 8 ft (4 x 2.4 m), with 10 ft (3 m)-high ceilings, and is furnished with a desk, chair, and air-con unit.

The guidelines say which applicants must be “a practicing, published poet, fiction, or creative non-fiction writer,” and must live inside 100 miles (160 km) of Seattle. The residency can run June through August 2016, and the writer can be expected to turn it into a work related to their time at the bridge.

But not explicitly prohibited in the guidelines, hassling passing families of goats may most likely be frowned upon.

The deadline for applications closes February 16.

Source: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture