The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between September 1 and May 1)
is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who
wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a
strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application
process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An
additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with
travel and/or production costs during residency. The application
deadline is May 1.

Harvard Ceramics looking for a new Artist-in-Residence

About the Artist in Residence Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Notification of Residency: May 9, 2016
Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017

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
  • 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.

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 an on-line, downloadable, file-storage site (i.e. Dropbox):

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg
    format at 300 dpi, with images’ longest dimensions exactly 7
    inches/2100 pixels. Each image should be labeled with the following
    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.
  • No discs will be returned if sending hardcopy
  • Notification will be made via email

Send invitation to online, downloadable file storage site:
Kathy King, Director of Education, at

If sending hardcopy, mail to the following address:

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Attn: Artist in Residence Program
224 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Important Dates

April 15, 2016 – Application materials must be submitted
April 25 – April 29, 2016
– Finalists will be notified to arrange a phone/Skype interview with
Co-Directors Kathy King, Director of Education and Shawn Panepinto,
Director of Operations. 
May 9, 2016 – Notification will be made via email.
May 30, 2016 – 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 of Education at kking@fas or Shawn Panepinto, Director of Studio Operations and Outreach at panepint@fas or call 617-495-8680.

residency opportunity: CRAFT ACT

Artist-in-Residence program 2016


Placement: One
residency placement is available to:

  • a Craft ACT member or national craft practitioner/designer-maker and

  • an international craft practitioner/designer-maker
Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 8 April 2016


Applicants notified by Friday 29
April 2016

Location: The residency is undertaken at Gudgenby
Ready-Cut Cottage, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The research period will be conducted in Canberra, ACT.
Residency period:  Total
residency period of one month per artist (a two week residency in Namadgi
National Park and a two week research period in Canberra), as per the dates
offered below by Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre:

International craft practitioner/designer-maker:

Research period, Canberra:
From Thursday 15 September 2016
to Thursday 29 September 2016                       

Residency, Namadgi
National Park
: From Friday 30 September 2016
to Friday 14 October 2016

Craft ACT member or national craft

Research period, Canberra:
From Friday 30 September 2016
to Friday 14 October 2016        

Residency, Namadgi
National Park
From Monday 17 October 2016
to Monday 31 October 2016

must be received no later than 5.00pm Friday 8 April 2016. Incomplete applications will not be
accepted. For enquiries, further information or artist contract specifics, please contact Gwenyth Macnamara at
gwenyth.macnamara[at] or on 02 6262 9333.

Full guidelines and information can be found here:

residency opportunity: The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program

Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional
talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create
new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic
artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a
community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art
Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios,
work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their
residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio.
Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find
it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close
proximity to natural beauty.
by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson River, the
Byrdcliffe Art Colony is home to over 80 artists each year, with 60
being hosted by the Artist in Residence Program while the remainder are
those who benefit from our artists’ housing. Beyond the AIR program, the
Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the
Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt.
Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
which is located in the center of Woodstock. At Byrdcliffe creative
time is sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what
activities will contribute to their residency experience. Byrdcliffe
offers a unique experience in simplicity of living amid the natural
beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields and woodland. At the
same time, Byrdcliffe provides the opportunity to live in a community of
creative people of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to
honoring the creative spirit.
Please apply using the Visual Artists’ online application!! Byrdcliffe
accepts artists working in handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. To
be eligible for the residency, artists must have prior experience in
glaze mixing and kiln firing. CERAMIC ARTISTS CAN APPLY FOR 8 WEEK SESSIONS.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

Session Dates: Each
four week session is limited to 12-15 individuals. Candidates may apply
for additional weeks in the event a space becomes available. Most
sessions conclude with an Open Studio where residents share their work
with each other and the regional artistic community.

    • Session I: June 1 – June 27, 2016 (4 weeks)
    • Session II: June 29 – July 25, 2016 (4 weeks)
    • Session III: August 10 – September 5, 2016 (4 weeks)
    • Session IV: September 7 – October 3, 2016 (4 weeks)

residency opportunity : Kohler

Apply for the Arts Center’s world-renowned Arts/Industry residency
program! Up to sixteen exceptional artists from around the world are
chosen each year for two- to six-month residencies in the Pottery or
Iron/Brass Foundry and Enamel shop in Kohler Co.’s Kohler, Wisconsin,
plant. With the guidance of an excellent staff, artists of all
disciplines can explore new ideas and technologies in order to create a
body of work impossible in their own studio as well as new ways of
thinking and working. Previous experience with clay or metal sculpture
is not required.

accepted into the program receive housing, transportation, materials,
use of equipment, studio space, photography services, and a small
stipend. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron
and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work
in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to
murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations,
and functional and sculptural forms.

Applications for the 2017 residencies are now being accepted from December 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016. Click here for the online application.

Required Application Materials

  • 20 images of your strongest work
  • A resume or CV
  • Project proposal of 200 words or less accompanied by proposal images
  • List of four professional references

For more information on the application process, please contact the Arts/Industry coordinator at (920) 694-4548.