residency opportunity @ Red Star Studios

Red Star Studios continues to host national and international artists through its Artist in Residence program. A residency provides ceramic artists the opportunity to expand their body of work or create a special project that may be outside the scope of their routine studio practice. The residency program gives driven, self-directed artists opportunities for rigorous professional development and enhanced self-sufficiency practices. Within the Red Star community, resident artists engage in constructive dialogue and immerse themselves in their work. Residents foster the development of the studio’s creative environment and create outreach opportunities within the local community. Outreach opportunities include teaching classes or workshops, giving public presentations, and critiques. Through community involvement, residents create educational opportunities for the appreciation and critical understanding of ceramics, thus employing and evolving Red Star Studios as an innovative, artistic resource.

We will begin accepting applications for our Artist in Residence program in January, for residencies beginning in August/September.

How to apply:

Please select one of these options to submit the required items, by April 15. Digital submissions should arrive by 11:59pm CST and mailed packages should be postmarked April 15.

Fellowship Resident applications can be submitted at any time, but the submission must occur at least 6 months before the proposed start date.

  • Via Google Drive
    Create a new folder and label it with which residency you are applying for and your first and last name. Ex: Foundation_John_Doe. After uploading all of the documents into one folder, please share it with
  • Via DropBox
    Create a new folder and label it with which residency you are applying for and your first and last name. Ex: Foundation_John_Doe. After uploading all of the documents into one folder, please share it with
  • Via Snail Mail
    In a single package, send printed materials and CD of images to:
    Red Star Studios
    Attn: Artist in Residence Committee
    2011 Tracy Ave
    Kansas City, MO 64108

The following residency opportunities are currently offered:

Foundation Resident

This residency program is open to artists looking to further their artistic and professional careers and gain experience in a working studio environment. In addition to artistic development, residents will learn about the operation of a large studio by contributing to the studio’s daily maintenance. Responsibilities may include mixing glazes, firing kilns, and ensuring the studio is kept neat and orderly. This residency is ideal for artists who have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degrees, who thrive in a shared, communal studio environment, and are preparing for the next step in their professional pursuits.

Term: • 1-year, with one 6 to 12 month renewal option.
Requirements: • Recently completed undergraduate or graduate degree
• Submission of the following items:
– Completed application form
– CV and Artist Statement
– Letter of intent outlining why you selected Red Star Studios, a specific project to be completed during the Residency period and what you hope to gain from being a Foundation Resident.
– 15-20 digital images saved in JPEG format at 300dpi
– Image list that corresponds with the digital images
– Two Letters of Reference (which can be mailed separately)
Responsibilities: • Contribute to the maintenance and productivity of the studio environment, including assisting with firings, cleaning and/or other up-keep;
• Instruct and advise of studio members;
• Participate in studio-sustaining activities through design, production or education.
• Donate a small work to the Red Star Studios collection.
Benefits: • Shared studio space
• Discounts on supplies from Crane Yard Clay
• Discounted firings
• Mentoring in the operation of a working clay studio
• An exhibition at the end of the residency term
• Opportunities to participate in the development of the following:
– Production/Distribution of designs
– Production/Distribution of designs
– Catalog Creation
– Essays
– Exhibitions

Career Resident

This residency is reserved for artists with five years of professional experience. The artist who is ready to establish a solid foundation for the continuation of their work and help Red Star realize its greater vision for the arts, will excel in this position. In addition to supporting residents in the development of their body of work, Red Star provides support in special projects such as publications, product development, or curatorial endeavors. The long-term resident has access to a small private studio.

Term: • 2-3 years, with annual reviews and renewal options.
Requirements: • Working as a professional artist for at least 5 years
• Submission of the following items:
– Completed application form
– CV and Artist statement
– Letter of intent outlining why you selected Red Star Studios, a specific project to be completed during the Residency period and how you would contribute to Red Star and its mission.
– Three professional references, with current contact information
– 15-20 digital images saved in JPEG format at 300dpi
– Image list
Responsibilities: • Responsibilities may include one or all of the following:
– Periodic teaching
– Mentoring and critiquing fellow residents and studio members
– Contribute to the sustainability of Red Star Studios. This may include through an exhibition of work, product development, and studio sales.
– Donate a small work to the Red Star Studios collection.
Benefits: • Waived private studio rental fees
• Discounts on supplies at Crane Yard Clay
• Discounted firings

Fellowship Resident

This residency is for mid-career artists looking for opportunities for professional development in their body of work, or in areas such as technical research and conceptual exploration. Ideal for faculty on sabbatical or professionals looking for a new perspective, this residency offers a brief but focused incubation in a community studio environment.

Term: • 1 to 6 months
Requirements: • Five years of experience as a professional artist
• Submission of the following items:
– Completed application form
– Personal Statement
– CV and Artist Statement
– 10-15 digital images saved in JPEG format at 300dpi
– Image list that corresponds with the digital images
– Written proposal with clearly articulated goals for the Residency period
Responsibilities: • Donate a piece to the Red Star Studios Collection;
• Community interaction through at least one of the following:
– Slideshow
– Workshop
– Mentoring
– Artist critiques
Benefits: • Large Semi-Private Studio space
• Discounted Materials and Firings
• Exhibition Opportunity
• Furnished Housing during the residency term.

call for artists: John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Program

Artists working in any discipline may apply for the Arts Center’s Arts/Industry 2019 program, which takes place at and is funded by Kohler Co. in Kohler, Wis. Each year, 16–22 artists are accepted for 2- to 6-month residencies in the Pottery or Foundry/Enamel areas of the factory. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation. The application deadline for 2019 residencies is May 31, 2018. For more information and application form, visit or email

Applications for 2019 residencies will be accepted February 1–May 31, 2018 online only at


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.