Calling Local Artists Looking for a Unique Residency Program October 25, 2021 Email May 9, 2022 (Update) ECCRU Artist in Residency Began April 1, 2022 El Cerrito Artist Steve Zwetsch was selected by the Arts and Culture Commission to be the 2022 El Cerrito Creative Re-Use Artist in Residency, effective April 1, 2022. Steve started building guitars from his home studio in 2016. His focus has been on incorporating as many recycled, upcycled and found objects as possible. He started with and still uses cigar boxes, wine cases, assorted tins, cans and anything else he can find. This program, sponsored by the Arts and Culture Commission, is intended to support local artists in the East Bay who work with recycled materials, and to encourage environmental stewardship – specifically, resource conservation, recycling and upcycling – in the community through art that inspires people to think about sustainability and consumption. The ECCRU Artist Residency provides the artist with access to certain materials at the City’s Recycling + Environmental Resource Center for use in artistic projects. For more information about Steve Zwetsch, CLICK HERE. For more information about the ECCRU program, CLICK HERE. Source October 25, 2021 The City of El Cerrito is inviting all artists in Contra Costa or Alameda County to apply for The EL Cerrito Creative ReUse (“ECCRU”) Artist Residency program taking place at the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center (“RERC” or “Center”). Click here for the flyer. The purpose of this program is to support local artists who work with recycled materials, and to encourage environmental stewardship – specifically resource conservation, recycling, and upcycling – in the community through art that inspires people to think about sustainability and consumption. The ECCRU Program was approved by the El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission (“ACC”) in 2015. The Artist selected for this term will be the third ECCRU Artist in the City’s history. The Program is funded by the Art in Public Places Program, established with the passage of the City’s Public Places Ordinance (Section 13.50 ECMC). Click here to learn more about the program. View the most recent artists and view some of their work: Kloe Chan Risa Dye The City of El Cerrito requires all submissions to be provided online. Click here to apply for the position. Proposals are due by 4:00p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021. All questions regarding this Call for Artists may be directed to Alexandra Orologas, Assistant City Manager, City of El Cerrito, (510) 215-4302 or Email: [email protected] RecycleMore does not sponsor or underwrite the artist program.