The Mayor’s office for the City of Houston today announced the resident artists for the City’s pilot Resident Artist Program (RAP). The artists are Emanulee Outspoken Bean, Eepi Chaad and Phillip Pyle, II.
An NEA grant announced this last July kicked off the news of the program. Via the Mayor’s office: “RAP is a 16-week community-impact artist residency that pairs Houston artists with city and partner agencies to create art addressing issues of community development, veterans, immigrants and refugees.” It pays $7,500 plus a $2500 stipend for the project. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is managing the program, which is hosted by the Office of Veteran’s Affairs, the city Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities, BakerRipley and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Via the Mayor’s office: Emanuelee Outspoken Bean will be working with Houston LISC in Near Northside; Eepi Chaad will be working with the City’s Office of New Americans & Immigrant Communities and Baker Ripley in Gulfton; and Phillip Pyle, II will be working with the Office of Veteran Affairs in Third Ward.