309 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2021-2022
In 2021-2022, our focus is on facilitating the growth of our community by hosting international and national artists for month long residencies at 309. We hope to amplify the impact of non-commercial art in our community and to foster growth in the creative DIY economy of the South supporting experimentation, and actively creating opportunities for established and emerging artists from around the world.
The beginning date of this program is contingent upon the pandemic, and while we are eager to start this aspect of the 309 Punk Project, we will not begin hosting rotating artists until it is completely safe to do so. In the meantime, we are fundraising to pay the future Artist in Residence a stipend, and to supplement their residency with a free room and access to the archive.
The first year of the Artist in Residence selection process will be solely Invitational. Our second year will shift to an Open Call.
- PROGRAMMING ~ Each Artist in Residence is offered the opportunity to create an educational or immersive experience for the local community. This can take the shape of a reading, lecture, open studio day, workshop, live performance, zoom programming or other community engagement activity. At the end of each month we will mount an exhibition of the work created by Artist in Residence participants.
- THE 309 PUNK ARCHIVE ~ Each Artist in Residence participant donates one work created during their residency to the archive. The goal of the 309 Punk Archive is to inspire research and creative practice from our collective histories that is currently preserved in the archive.
- PMA COLLABORATION ~ The Pensacola Museum of Art has offered to host an annual exhibition to exhibit a group show of the work created in the Artist in Residence Program. We love those folks so much.
309 RESIDENT ARTISTS 2020-2021
The 309 Punk Project offers two upstairs rooms to the local community for fair, all-inclusive, rent with a renewable yearly lease.
Sean Linezo is an experimental producer, filmmaker, artist and archivist. His most recent work is an on-going project called AnArchive, a collection of stories and a series of films featuring the Pensacola punk community from the 1980's to today. His work has been featured in exhibitions nationally and internationally including New York City, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. He is a co-founder of the 309 Punk Project and is 309 Residence Artist.
Barrett Williamson is a Pensacola musician and recording artist. He has been in Zerox 82, Apostate, The Hazards, and is currently the guitarist for Rezolve. He is a long-standing resident of 309, living there for the past seven years. Barrett has returned as a 309 Residence Artist.