residency opportunity: Parent Residency Grant @ Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.

Our mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers, and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Our studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.

The Parent Grant—made possible by support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1450 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1450 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:

  • Bringing a caregiver or co-parent (must be 18+) to stay at WSW for the residency period
  • Finding a childcare facility near WSW
  • Locating individuals near WSW who can provide childcare
  • Paying for childcare at your family’s home base

If you plan to bring your child/children and are in need of childcare, WSW recommends using care.com to locate area providers. WSW cannot assist applicants in finding childcare options.

If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with one single bed, one double, and one single pull-out couch) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area. The maximum occupancy is four. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September – June

 -Application must include:

    • A current resume
    • A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1450 stipend
    • A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
    • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
    • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

Apply here: https://wsworkshop.org/residencies/parent-residency-grant/

Head to our FAQ page for additional information.

Women’s Studio Workshop
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

(845) 658-9133

info@wsworkshop.org

residency opportunity: Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art

Mashiko Museum Residency Program is conducting an artist residency enterprise (Artist in Residence) that provides the opportunity for cultural exchanges for both domestic and overseas ceramic artists, and to aim of developing and raising the level of art culture. This time, we advertise for a few ceramic artists to participate in Open Call program 2019.

Mashiko Museum Residency Program was initiated in May 2014 by Mashiko town and Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art. The artist-in-residence program invites active artists from outside of the town to stay and work in Mashiko.

We have two kinds of programs, Guest Artist Program and Open Call Program (started in 2017). The guest artists are invited by Mashiko town / Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art to stay and work here and the open call artists stay and work here after being accepted through our application process. During their stay in Mashiko, artists conduct exchange events such as slide lectures, workshops, open studios, etc. together with work creation. Through this enterprise, we are aiming to deepen the exchanges between artists from outside of the town and creative people in and around Mashiko. We also hope that ceramics and other crafts of Mashiko will be shared widely both nationally and internationally, and that this program will be a springboard for new creative paths.

Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence has been built with the generous donation from Minoru Otsuka, a Mashiko-born businessman and the founder of Otsuka Corporation. The facility was completed in spring 2014, and stands in the premises of Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko. It is a one-story building with red tiles for the roof, which uses minerals from Ashinuma in Mashiko. The facility includes a living space for the artists-in-residence as well as a multi-purpose atelier.

Find out more here: www.mashiko-museum.jp/residence/artist.html

residency opportunity: New Harmony Clay Project

New Harmony Clay Project
Residency Type: International
Residency Time Frame: Sept 2018-May 2019
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Application Fee: None
What We Provide: Studio Space, Housing, Common Materials and Stipend
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. The current deadline is June 15, 2018 for the 2018-2019 Residency Season, so apply today! https://nhclayproject.org/about-the-residency-1/
Questions? Contact Mitzi Davis, Program Manager, at nhclayproject@gmail.com

call for artists: Wesleyan College Ceramic or Printmaking Artist Residency Opportunity

The Art Department at Wesleyan College, in Macon, Georgia, is seeking a ceramic or printmaking artist for a 3-month fall semester residency from September thru November 2018. The residency is open to emerging and established artists who intend to pursue or create a body of work or special project. A minimum of a BA or BFA in Art should be completed prior to the start of the residency.

The Artist is expected to work within our campus in the spirit of building community. This includes student interaction, visibility as a studio artist mentor, attending our Art Department events, participating in student critiques, giving a public lecture, and exhibiting a body of work in one of our campus venues. The artist will give two workshops as part of the residency.

The Artist can expect to have a set-aside studio space within our spacious studio facilities; however, the studio space will be open to promote student interaction.

Wesleyan College offers:
• Furnished housing on campus during the duration of the residency (no pets)
• Studio space with campus Internet access
• A $500 monthly stipend September-November
• A campus meal plan providing 3 meals a day for the resident artist
• Access to the Matthews Athletic center
• Access to the school library
• Access to the 100 acre campus arboretum

FACILITIES:
(3-D AREA) one electric kiln (12 cubic feet), one Bailey Gas car kiln (32 cubic feet), one large gas car kiln (93 cubic feet), dry materials lab, pugmill, 1 electric wheel, 10 kick wheels, 2 large slab rollers, Northstar extruder, mig and stick welder, wood and metal chop saw, table saw, band saw, small 3-D printer (in Library), and small metals vacuum casting equipment with burnout furnace.
(PRINTMAKING) 36″ x 60″ Electric etching press, 21″ x 42″ Etching press, 14″ x 24″ Etching press, 24″ x 48″ Relief proofing press, Moveable type library, 24″ x 36″ Hot-plate, Aquatint box, Spray booth, 18″ x 24″ UV light box for exposing, Solarplate, 52″ sheet metal cutter, Ferric Chloride tank for etching copper

How to apply: Send via email in ONE POWERPOINT or ONE PDF. FILE
1. A brief proposal (no longer than two pages) outlining the project/scope of work. The proposal should reflect an awareness of our expectations that the artist will work independently while interacting with our faculty and students to enhance our learning environment. The proposal should represent the practicality of the artist’s project (concept, media and technique) as it relates to our available facilities and equipment.
2. 10 images with image description (title, medium, date)
3. Current resume
4. 3 Professional references with email and phone number

**ONLY SINGLE FILE POWERPOINT OR PDF. FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED
Email applications by April 30th to agregg@wesleyancollege.edu. Applicants will be notified by May 14th

residency opportunity: Lux Center for the Arts

2018-2019 Year Long Residencies: Applications due April 1, 2018 for residencies beginning August of 2018. Three positions available: two for ceramics, and one for painting, drawing, metals, fibers, or mixed media. Artists with more than one area of expertise and a strong desire to teach are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree.

Eligibility

MFA or BFA in studio art. Residencies are granted based on quality of work, community-mindedness, and experience. Residents teach a variety of classes to all age levels, so experience teaching is preferred.

Residency Benefits

Studio Access – All residents are entitled to a free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available), 24-hour access to the building, and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied. Ceramics residents have access to regularly stocked clay and glaze materials and use of kilns in exchange for studio maintenance duties. All residents can buy materials from the LUX at cost.

Exhibition Opportunities – All residents are offered exclusive representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents of a year or longer are also given a solo exhibition during one of the final months of their residency. There are also one large and one small experimental gallery where residents can try their hand at curating group exhibitions as well as students and community shows.

Teaching Experience – Residents have priority for paid teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, metals or ceramics may have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

Materials Stipend – Residents receive an $80 a month stipend that is intended to help purchase art supplies.

Additional Benefits – Residents also receive 30% off artwork and 50% off classes and workshops. Weekly open figure drawing sessions are free for artists-in-residents.

Apply by visiting https://www.luxcenter.org/AIR