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.

redstarstudios.org/programs.html

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 tfrank@redstarstudios.org
  • 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  tfrank@redstarstudios.org
  • 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.

residency opportunity: Sonoma Ceramics

Sonoma Ceramics at the Sonoma Community Center is now accepting applications through November 5 for our six-month Winter/Spring Artist in Residence opportunityThis is an all-inclusive residency including studio, efficiency apartment, firings, monthly stipend, employment, and exhibition.
We invite all ceramic artists to apply who are on a professional track- emerging, mid-career, or established who embrace engaging with the community.

Our residencies are located in the small city of Sonoma, one hour north of San Francisco, the heart of wine country.
Please visit our website for more information: http://www.sonomaceramics.com/
To name a few, past residents include: Sunshine Cobb, Jill Oberman, Bobby Free, Julia Feld, Tony Wise, Xia Zhang, Austyn Taylor, Colby Charpentier, and Karl Schwiesow(present) and we continue to support exceptional talent in our 10th year!

Please pass this information along to interested individuals in your networks whether it is for the upcoming deadline or future opportunities.

·              Spring (January-June) 2018: DUE November 5, 2017
·              Fall (July- December) 2018: DUE April 22, 2018
 

residency opportunity: Cotto Ceramic Studio in Lima, Peru

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

Applications are open to all ceramicists and visual artists from across the world. We are looking for emerging or midcareer artists who will benefit from the explorative possibilities of working with Cotto’s staff, dialogue and bonding between residents and Cotto’s community of artists, and access to Cotto’s professional ceramic studio.

Successful applicants will be chosen based on the quality of their past work, investigative merits of their proposed project and viability of their participation.

PROGRAM PERIOD

Successful artists must be available for travel to Lima, for their ten-week residency period. Cotto offers four residency periods within 2018:

1. Monday 15th January 2018 – Sunday 25th March 2018
2. Monday 9th April 2018 – Sunday 17th June 2018
3. Monday 9th July 2018 – Sunday 16th September 2018
4. Monday 1st October 2018 – Sunday 9th December 2018

Full Details here: residency.cottodesigns.com

residency opportunity: New Harmony Clay Project

The New Harmony Clay Project Residency Program fosters an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work of ceramic artists. Our goal is to encourage emerging and professional visual artists/educators in ceramics by giving them space and the time to develop a new body of work. The program offers a unique and stimulating experience that will challenge individuals to integrate new discoveries into their expressions.

The program is offered from September-April of each year. Residents have the opportunity to select a flexible residency time frame that accommodates their schedules-from one up to six month periods. We provide studio space for up to four artists at a time and reasonable materials commonly used when working with clay. We also help offset costs incurred by the artist(s) with a monthly stipend and provide housing with a private room and shared bathroom for the duration of the residency period. There are rolling deadlines and no application fee, so apply today!

Website: https://nhclayproject.org/

Please direct any questions to Lenny Dowhie at nefsigh@aol.com or Mitzi Davis at nhclayproject@gmail.com.