residency opportunity: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

The Arrowmont Artists-in- Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.

Each year, five artists working in different media are selected to participate in the 11- month program, which begins in mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Artists are given a monthly stipend, shared housing with private bedrooms and meals (during workshop sessions), and a private well lit studio with climate control, a basic work table, shelving and sink. Professional development opportunities are made available though funding and networking sources. At the conclusion of the program, residents exhibit their work collectively in the Arrowmont main gallery and have opportunities to sell their work through Arrowmont’s Artist Outfitters Store.

Application Due Feb. 1.

This information and additional details can be found at:

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was damaged in the tragic Gatlinburg fires, along with many other homes
and businesses. Dorms were destroyed, as well as a maintenance
building, and many programs are on hold while damage is assessed and
rebuilding begins.

How can you help? The best way is by donating to our Rebuild Fund.

And head over to to vote for the Arrowmont rebuild fund!

Arrowmont Needs Your Help – Support Rebuild Fund

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Arrowmont was damaged in the tragic Gatlinburg fires, along with many
other homes and businesses. Dorms were destroyed, but thankfully not
our studios. We appreciate the incredible outpouring of love for our
beloved school from all over the country.

How can you help? The best way is by donating to our Rebuild Fund.
Click on the donate button below and you can play a part in rebuilding
dorms on our campus. Send checks to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,
P.O. Box 567, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738. Thank you for your support
of Arrowmont.

Executive director Bill May interviews with The Weather Channel regarding Arrowmont’s campus. Click here to watch.

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Upcoming deadlines for Arrowmont

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education
center. The School offers weekend, one- and two-week workshops for the
beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international
practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and
learn in professionally equipped studios on a 14-acre residential campus
in Gatlinburg, TN. A series of weekly classes are also offered for
residents of the local community. Workshops and classes are offered in
ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm
glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper.

Our Artists-in-Residence Program provides a supportive, stimulating
work and learning environment for five early-career artists during a
year-long residency. Conferences and symposia bring together artists,
art educators, collectors and others to work in the studios, engage in
dialogue about making art and to discuss issues and trends in the field.

Sandra J. Blain GalleryThe
public is welcome year-round to visit the campus and view artwork by
local, national and international artists in the School’s five
galleries, which offer a full schedule of changing exhibitions, attend
evening presentations, and visit the Artists-in-Residence studios. The
Marian Heard Library and Resource Center includes print and electronic
materials for research, and displays work from the School’s permanent
collection. The Artist Outfitters Store offers tools and supplies for
students on campus and artists in the community, as well as offering for
sale selected artwork from past Artists-in-Residence.
ArtReach, a collaboration with the Sevier County Schools, provides
nearly 1,200 students, grades 4-12, with an in-depth, full day art
workshop at Arrowmont each year.

Early registration ends FEB 1st!

for more info and to apply: