residency opportunity: Craft Alliance in St. Louis

Now accepting applications for residencies beginning July 1, 2019
Deadline to apply: April 15, 2019
Media requirements: Fiber, Clay, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Wood
Length of Residency: 6 month residencies available

The Artist-in-Residence program supports emerging and mid-career artists to develop their artwork in a collaborative, community-based arts center. This residency is for self-directed artists that are interested in gaining experience in teaching and creating a new body of artwork. This residency, set in the heart of the Grand Arts District of St. Louis, has the advantage of an active, urban setting with exposure to a broad audience that connects to performing arts, literature, culinary, and visual arts. Craft Alliance encourages Artist-in-Residence to explore and develop their studio practice.

Emphasis on teaching:
Artists-In-Residents are encouraged to instruct in our studios and will be given multiple opportunities to teach in Craft Alliance educational programs and community engagement programs. Our Education Center offers adult evening, weekend, and daytime classes and workshops both local and national. Artists work closely with the Education Director to develop their teaching skills.

A resident artist who is passionate about developing and fostering community through art can take advantage of our community programs offered at Craft Alliance. An opportunity for artists to work with a regional school districts to develop, execute and install a collaborative student-authored permanent public artwork. The role of the artist is to instruct the students, facilitate an ongoing dialog and steer the work of art into its final exhibited presentation. Success of this project requires a teaching artist dedicated to engaging with students over a 3-month period on location at their school. This site-specific project will get permanently displayed on the school grounds. The artist will be working closely with our Director of Community Programs in all aspects of the project from budget, schedule, and execution.

In addition, the resident will have teaching opportunities in our Crafting-A-Future Program, a teen portfolio building program, and our ArtsSmart Program which Introduces St. Louis metro area students to contemporary craft media and studio practices through class trips to Craft Alliance education centers.

Craft Alliance provides:
· A free private studio space (180 square feet) valued at $3,390 for 6 months including parking.
· Each private studio comes with a 6 foot table, chair, shelving unit and air filter. Other equipment such as a potter’s wheel or metals work bench can be provided.
· Each studio opens onto a common area, and the artists will have access to fully equipped classroom studios for metals, clay, fiber, wood turning, and graphics, and
also nearby water/sink facilities.
· A professional development stipend of up to $500 to reimburse artists for outside conferences, entry fees, art fairs, etc.
· Artist may take classes free of charge in our Education centers.
· A wide variety of teaching opportunities are available through Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Education Center and Community Outreach Programs.
· Artist receives a monthly stipend.
· During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and may be considered for sales in the Delmar Gallery Shop.
· Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle presented in the Delmar Loop Gallery.

Artist obligations:
· Must be in the studio at least 20 hours per week, 15 of those hours must be during public hours.
· Resident must create one interaction that engages with the general public, which CA staff will help schedule and promote. Examples of a public engagement are a
lecture, a workshop, a pop-up installation, etc.
· Artist must donate one piece of art to CA’s fundraising gala, and if possible be present.

Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel.
Next call for applications will be Spring 2019 for residency cycle July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

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artist in residence opportunity @ Harvard

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Notification of Residency: April 15, 2019
Residency Dates: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program.

The Artist in Residence Program offers

  • Personal studio space (60 sq. ft.) in addition to use of common studio space
  • 7 day studio access
  • Free access to materials – clay, glaze and use of kilns (electric, saggar, wood fire, soda and gas) up to excess
  • Opportunities to take classes and firing workshops within the program
  • Paid teaching opportunities within the program for both community and academic based classes.
  • Solo exhibition in Gallery 224 of work completed during residency
  • Attend visiting artist workshops and symposium offered within the program
  • Exhibition/sales opportunities in two annual Show and Sales
  • Access to studio equipment including slab roller, extruder, spray booth, plaster mold-making room and glaze mixing area
  • Access to studio lighting and background material for documenting work
  • Website visibility
  • Access to Harvard University Library and Museums with provided ID
  • Opportunities for participation in academic collaborations with the Harvard community

Expectations of Artist in Residence

  • One year commitment
  • Must spend 20 hours/week of time dedicated to personal work
  • Must spend 5 hours/week dedicated to work within the program
  • One public workshop presentation
  • Provide presentations to classes
  • Participation in program events and special projects with the Harvard Community
  • Artist is asked to leave one work for the permanent collection
  • Responsible for own housing

Application Process

Application can be submitted via hardcopy or provide us with a link to files in a folder labeled with your name on Dropbox or Google Docs to

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg format at 300 dpi, with images’ longest dimensions approximately 7 inches/2100 pixels. Each image should be labeled with the following format:
    image number_first initial_last name (example: 1_j_smith.jpg, 2_j_smith.jpg, etc.). Images will be used for promotional purposes upon acceptance to the program.
  • Corresponding image list. List should address each image by number in terms of: title, year, size of work, medium/techniques used.
  • Work should be current and completed within the last 2 years
  • List of 3 references – please provide, name, title, mailing and email address and telephone.
  • Notification will be made via email

Send invitation to online, downloadable file storage site (Google Docs or Dropbox preferred):
Kathy King, Director, at

Important Dates

April 1, 2019 – Application materials must be submitted
April 1 – April 7, 2019 – Finalists will be notified to arrange a phone/Skype interview with Ceramics Program Director, Kathy King
April 15, 2019  – Notification will be made via email.
April 30, 2019 – Selected artist must accept or decline the residency.

All interested individuals are welcome to visit the Ceramics Program prior to application and or acceptance. To arrange a visit and receive more information, contact Kathy King, Director or call 617-496-4751.

More info HERE.

residency opportunity @ the North Carolina Pottery Center

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Full details here.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is currently accepting applications for residency positions of varying lengths, typically of three to six months duration. The duration may depend on what the artist wishes to accomplish, amount of available studio space at the center at any given time, and other factors. Candidates with BFA’s, MFA’s, or equivalent life experience, are invited to apply.

A recent grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation has enabled the Pottery Center to reinstitute its Artist-in-Residence program.

Resident Artists

Resident artists will be selected from a pool of applicants from across the country and abroad. Residents will be chosen based on their goals (as expressed in their proposals), their previous and current work, and ensuring a diverse synergy that benefits both the resident artists (personally as well as professionally) and enhances the center’s educational programs and programming.

Residents will be provided with a stipend (generally $500 per month), free housing (if they choose to use it) and electricity, studio space, and up to 250 pounds of clay each month in exchange for assistance with studio upkeep, event support, workshops, and occasional teaching responsibilities.

Who can apply?

Candidates with BFA’s, MFA’s, or equivalent life experience, are invited to apply.

Visiting Artists

Professional visiting artists may also be invited to spend time at the center during residency periods to showcase their special skills and provide thoughtful insight and encourage residents to find ways to expand their own skillsets.

Where and what is the North Carolina Pottery Center?

Located in the central Piedmont town of Seagrove, NC, the North Carolina Pottery Center is the focal point of a bustling pottery community of about 80 nearby potteries.

The NC Pottery Center serves the wider community of North Carolina potters and pottery enthusiasts and promotes public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ever-changing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation. Please visit

last week to apply for Red Lodge Long Term Artist in Residency!!!

Application Deadline: February 1st Annually – Apply Online

(September 1 – July 31) up to one additional year renewal.

About this Residency:
This Residency is ideal for committed individuals interested in pursuing the development of their professional artistic careers through an immersive experience as part of the Clay Center community. LTR’s are awarded on an initial one-year commitment with the option for a second year renewal. Individuals searching for the time, space, and resources needed to explore new ideas and create work will enjoy our friendly community and the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided numerous financial and professional benefits including a monthly cash stipend, annual material & firing budget, 24/7 access to a private studio space, housing,  as well as exhibition and networking opportunities in exchange for 20 hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses such as travel, groceries, personal vehicles, etc. Visit our Facilities page to learn more about the gallery, Resident Housing, and Fox Studio. Click here to see some of our former Long-Term Residents.

We accept applications from emerging, to post-bacc, post-graduate, and artists with equivalent educations. RLCC requires that applicants be at least 18 years or older, have a valid US driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and have the knowledge and experience to work independently in the studio. In addition, we ask all RLCC Residents to be part of our active and vital community; this includes interacting with Clay Center customers, Visiting Artists, Staff, and fellow residents with a professional and courteous demeanor. International applicants are welcome to apply, but must meet the above requirements as well as any necessary immigration visa requirements in accordance with current US laws. RLCC will provide a letter of sponsorship and limited logistical support, but International applicants will be responsible for securing the required Visa/work permit and any related costs incurred.

Housing & Studio:
All Long-Term residents will receive year-round housing (free of charge), fully furnished, which includes all utilities and off-street parking. LTR lodging is a large house, the “Salmon House”, with three individual apartments, two single-occupancy and one double-occupancy. Residents will be assigned to individual apartments or the top-floor shared apartment depending on availability and/or individual circumstances. Please keep in mind that there is a strict, “no pet” policy for all RLCC housing and studios. The “Fox Studio” is RLCC’s Resident and Staff studio facility which boasts a variety of kilns, equipment, and individual studio spaces. It is located 6 miles north of town making an individual vehicle necessary for each LTR. Each resident will receive a personal 10×12 (120  sq. ft.) studio space as well as access to the larger communal space.

Benefits & Opportunities:
$350.00/mo. stipend ($4,200 annually)
$1,200 annual Materials and Firing Budget per resident (residents may use these funds to purchase materials or pay for firing costs)
Private Studio Space (144 sq. ft.) + Large Communal Work Space, Fully Stocked & Equipped, 24/7 access
Housing – Private & Shared Apartments, Year-Round, Fully furnished, Utilities are Included (sorry, no pets)
Group Exhibition (at the end of residency term)
RLCC Gallery Representation (at the discretion of Gallery Coordinator)
Numerous Opportunities for Professional Development

For more information, feel free to contact our Education & Communications Coordinator; Sean O’Connell.
Phone: (406) 446-3993   Email: