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Maker-in-Residence

Are you a visual artist? Musician? Electronics wizard? Programmer? If you enjoy making things and teaching people new skills, we would love to hear from you!

The Harrison Public Library Maker-in-Residence will work out of the Library for 4 hours per month for 3 months, working on a project of their choosing, which will be displayed in the Library at the end of their residency. As part of your residency, you will share your skills with the public. We’ll cover the costs for workshop supplies and pay you a stipend of $500 for your supplies and time working and teaching. You get unrestricted access to our equipment, opportunity to learn new skills, public exposure for your work, and a chance to share your talents with your community and all the warm fuzzy feelings that entails. We’re looking for all kinds of making, whether digital or physical. Come and show us how you do it.

Makers selected must be 21 or older, must be subjected to a comprehensive criminal background check, and have professional references. Applications are accepted and makers are selected on a rolling basis, with appointments made as residencies end.

Application

I would be comfortable working with (choose all that apply):

Harrison Public Library Maker-in-Residence Program Agreement

This is not an offer of employment, and as a “Maker-In-Residence” you will be considered an independent contractor. The maker-in-residence is a contracted position for eight weeks.

The maker-in-residence will receive a one-time payment of $500. The library will provide funding for supplies for public programs.

The maker-in-residence will have four hours time per month onsite in the library. The maker-in-residence will work with all of the three groups who use the lab: teens, adults, and families (i.e., all ages).

A portion of our space will be designated for the project being worked on by the artist/maker on display.

All workshops will be made available to the general public, with HPL responsible for participant signup.

These workshops must present attendees with an activity-based, hands-on opportunity to learn a new skill.

The maker-in-residence will be responsible for procuring all necessary consumable supplies for workshops. HPL will reimburse, when agreement is reached, the maker-in-residence for supply costs based on actual detailed receipts. All leftover supplies will become the property of HPL.

Any resulting artwork or product created by the maker-in-residence will be exhibited for a period of 1 month.

Maker-in-residence is responsible for any travel costs related to maker-in-residence activities.

I agree to the terms of the Harrison Public Library Maker-in-Residence Program as stated above if accepted as a Maker-in-Residence.

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