ReMakery's Maker in Residence Program 

A four week intensive program geared towards in-depth education and exploration of issues of waste, recycling, and reuse of materials through the creation of works that result in a final exhibition. 


The ReMakery is a community maker space dedicated to reusing materials from LSWDD’s recycle plaza and TIOLI into new and usable items with the goal of community education about the value of repair, reuse and repurposing of materials locally to to seed and grow our circular economy and reduce items shipped off and reduce the amount of materials shipped off island to far away recycle centers or landfills. 


Program Details 

Makers in Residence Receive:

  • Dedicated workspace within the ReMakery 

  • Thorough training and education in the specifics of Lopez Island's reuse, recycle, and waste culture at LSWDD

  • Access to reuse and recyclable materials at LSWDD for ReMaking

  • Limited storage space in the ReMakery and the ReMakery storage container onsite at LSWDD to store materials, during the duration of their residency 

  • Weekly meetings with the full cohort and LSWDD's Nikyta Palmisani

  • Art show/Exhibition at the end of the four week residency 

  • Available to sell the work they make during the weekend art show

Makers In Residence Offer:

  • One class, workshop or lecture during their residency to be hosted at the ReMakery

  • A body of work (physical or conceptual/educational) for the final exhibition 

  • LSWDD may choose 1 item from each MIR for their permanent collection for future ReMakery exhibitions  

  • 20% of sales from art works as a donation back to the ReMakery space

To Apply to be a ReMakery Artist in Residence: 

Please send 5 images of your work with descriptions and/or video 5 minutes maximum , a project proposal, relevant website or social media, and an artistic resume or CV. Please send to Nikyta Palmisani at Applications will be reviewed by a juried selection process. 

***Makers aged 16 and older from all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Physical objects do not need to be created, words, content, concepts or other forms of final outcome are welcome but will need to be displayed within the final exhibition.

Makers in Residence