Artists in Residency program

The PAM CUT Artist in Residency program offers emerging and mid-career artists the opportunity to spend three months working on a new or continued project. 

This includes artists working in:

Each resident will: 

Our current Artists in Residence

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Spencer Garland

Spencer Garland is the founder of BRENDA ARTS, an interdisciplinary media studio that collaborates with BIPOC youth as an integral part of its productions. Originating as a BIPOC after-school arts program that turned into a boutique media company, Garland’s work spans film, video games, education, design, and animation. He heavily emphasizes uplifting students who look like him and prides himself on giving them the tools to explore the fullness of personhood rarely offered to marginalized communities. He aims to tell Black stories that have never been told through animation while showing the process of making the project in real-time with his students. Their feedback and questions drive his own personal curiosity.

The Artists in Residency program is supported by a grant from the Creative Opportunity Program and OregonFilm.org.

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