Being an Artist in Residence is a fantastic opportunity to develop your work, research new work, become involved with a different community, or a time away from home to focus on your work. There are many exceptional residencies and each one may have different expectations of you as a resident. It is a good idea to research the residency to make sure that it is a good fit for you, and you are for it. These international residencies have an interest or dedication to ceramics. In addition, the Jan / Feb issue of Ceramics Review has Art in Residence information and also Artists Communities Third Edition book is a great resource.
Res Artis is a world wide network of Artist in Residence Programs: “We are an association of over 400 centers and organizations in over 70 countries. Our members are dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people a time and place away from their every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context”
ACOSS – Arts & Culture Studies Laboratory
Through the annual local and international projects and Artist-in-Residence program “ART COMMUNE” Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL) combines the wider contemporary art practices with series of meetings with cultural experts, art critics, curators, artists and philosophers to develop strategies in Art and Culture, t bhus aiming to support artistic processes. The program consists of a residency up to one year (12 months) and includes specialized private and shared studios for producing the art works/projects of all art disciplines. Private studios are available for artists 24 hours a day. Three meals per day are available for artists upon mutual agreement.
Susanna Gyulamiryan – Program Director
ACSL – 8 A. Hovhannisyan, Apt. 28
0076 Yerevan, Armenia
Phone: (Land) + 374 10 64 20 47 (Mob.) + 374 91 94 47 83
Banff Center for the Arts- Canada
The Banff Center for the Arts is Canada’s only learning Center dedicated to the arts, leadership development, and mountain culture. Programs to advance professional arts practice, provide skill development through training, and engage in cultural research and experimentation are made available on a national level.
The Banff Centre, Box 1020, Banff, Alberta Canada, T1L 1H5
Est Nord Est
Residency for artists and curators in well equipped studios.
335, Avenue De Gaspe Ouest, Saint-Jean Port-joli, Quebec GOR 3G0 CANADA
Phone: (418) 598-6363
Harbourfront Centre – Toronto Canada
Residencies are designed to assist and promote recent graduates and emerging craftspeople by providing time, facilities, professional development program and resources to create and develop work. Talent and commitment are encouraged in a community that advocates contemporary craft expression.
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5J 2G8
Medalta International Artists in Residence Program
One of the aims of the Friends of Medalta Society is to provide educational programming at all levels, relative to the production of clay products. Invited guest artists work side by side with participants in an environment that supports all aspects of the creative process. This is an opportunity to share studio space, experience, thoughts and ideas while working independently. It may be a time to review past work, establish new directions, enhance a portfolio or reinvest energy through uninterrupted time.
Phone: (403) 504–4653
Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute
Residency at Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute is open to artists of all levels of experience and appreciation of the ceramic medium, provided that they are self-directed and mature enough in their work to be immersed in the residency. Artists are welcomed from around the world and will be given invitation letters to apply for grants and funding in their home countries.
Sijiali Sanbao Jingcheng Town,
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province,
Phone: +86 798 8483665
Two to three month residency in Taipei, Taiwan.
No. 7 Beiping East Road, Taipei 100, TAIWAN
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei
Situated in southwest of Taipei Basin, Yingge is known as Jingdezhen of Taiwan for its plentiful supply of clay, convenient transportation, and various types of kilns. While its neighbor, Sanshia, has a rich cultural heritage, the town is blessed with enchanting historical ambience. The Yingge Ceramics Museum was opened in 2000. Since then, the museum has dedicated itself to preserving the town’s cultural legacy while instilling new energy into the area. With such conviction, we decide to encourage ceramic artists, both local and foreign, to come experiencing the life in a pottery town through a one-to-three-month short-term residency program.
ATTN: Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program
No. 200, Wenhua Rd., Yingge Dist
New Taipei City, 23942
An international ceramic research center for the development of ceramic arts in Skælskør, Denmark. Guldagergård is the studio and research department of the Museum of International Ceramic Art – Denmark. International and Danish artists can apply for a studio residency to develop a specific ceramic project.
Guldagergård, Heilmannsvej 31 A, 4230 Skælskør, Danmark
Phone: +45 581 90016 Fax: +45 581 90037
York Artspace is one of the largest and most established studio providers in the UK, currently offering affordable workspace to over 100 artists and craftspeople in 4 buildings in Sheffield. We aim to be a centre of excellence for the support of artists and makers by providing good quality affordable studio space, tailored professional development programs and raising the profile of artists and their practices locally, nationally and internationally. We are committed to offering public access to artists and their work.
Persistence Works Studios (& Porter Brook Studios), 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS
Manor Oaks Studios, 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UL
Knutton Road Studios, SOAR Works, Knutton Road, Parson Cross, Sheffield, S5 9NU
Phone: 0114 2761769
Wysing Art Center
The maker-in-residence is aimed at a maker based in England. The aim of the residency is to offer a unique opportunity for a selected maker to take dedicated time to develop new work, re-assess his/her practice, and see their work in a different context during the residency period; 21 September – 10 November 2013.
Wysing Arts Centre
Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX
Phone: 44 (0)1954 718 881
Two to six month residency in Finland between February and July. Write:
Atelje Stundars, Kultur0sterbotten/Svenska 0sterbottens
Handelsesplanaden 23 A, 65100 VASA FINLAND
Phone: +358 6 324 2211
A.I.R. Vallauris- France
A non-profit artist in residency program in the south of France, situated between Cannes and Nice. The program provides an environment to visiting artists that offers the opportunity to research and create new work and to meet and collaborate with local artists.
Place Lisnard, 1 Boulevard des Deux Vallons, 06220 Vallauris France
Phone: +33(0) 493-646-550 Cell: +33(0) 616-583-956
Center for Ceramics
The residency for Ceramics-Berlin is located in the neighborhood of Pankow, 3 miles north of Mitte, the center of East Berlin on a spacious lot surrounded by a beautiful old garden.
The residency is designed for artists working in clay or artists with a background in ceramics who wish to undertake a clay project. The residency provides an opportunity for artists to work in a new context, to experiment and develope new approaches and to explore another culture. The location provides a fantastic opportunity to explore a fascinating city with a thriving local art scene. Residencies last from one to six months. Residents will be chosen by a jury of 5-6 people.
Residency for Ceramics – Berlin
Kaja Witt & Thomas Hirschler
Pestalozzistr.18 / at the corner Ossietzkystr.
13187 Berlin – Pankow, Germany
Fon: 0049 (0) 30 49902591
For 25 years now, there’s the artist house “Stadttöpferei”, based in the historical city centre of Neumünster, northern Germany. It is run by the Dr. Hans Hoch Foundation as a special place for art and artists, focused on ceramic art in all its facets. The institution is evolving constantly and is characterized by numerous ceramic artists who have lived and worked here.
Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster
Künstlerische Leitung / Artistic Director
Tel. +49 (0)4321 / 252 15 02
Artist in Residence Programme at the International Ceramics Studio
The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) is a ceramic art center located eighty kilometers south of the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The International Ceramics Studio provides ceramic artists and potters with opportunities to experiment and explore new directions in their work. Art and life become one, in perfect balance. For information about the residency program, see this link.
H-6000 Kecskemét, Kapolna u.11,Hungary
Phone: + 36 76 486867 Fax: + 36 76 482223
Creative Farm Iceland
1 to 5 month residencies on a secluded farm with a view of Reykjavik and the Atlantic Ocean. Sponsors and scholarships available. Write:
Sol Art, Esjuberg Int’l Art Farm, Esjuberg II, 116 Kjalarnes, Iceland
Phone: +354 5554633
Global Arts Village
New non-profit residential art center in New Delhi, India, offering artist in residence programs, classes, retreats and frequent special events and workshops. The Village enables creative people to experience cultural interaction in a natural, Eco-friendly environment. Art facilities include ceramics, sculpture, and two-dimensional studios, as well as a dance studio and performance spaces. Participants receive accommodations, laundry service, meals, and a studio space. Fee: $30-$40 US per day. Fee reduction available for longer stays. Full, Partial, and Emerging Artist Fellowships are available, as well as a Sculpture Fellowship and a Professional Development Fellowship. Full Artist Fellowships offer a 90-day residency with no program fee, and an exhibition scheduled at the residency conclusion. Upcoming Fellowships are scheduled beginning: Aug. 19 and Nov. 18. For more information, contact
Mehrauli–Gurgaon Road, Utsav Mandir, Gitorni, New Delhi, 110030 India
“It is our hope to make our work speak for itself, without the complex struggle to find literary equivalents for creative impulses we manifest as interior design complements that are a complex whole of the visual and tactile. Through study and constant experimentation, we search for the ideal expressions to translate the stimuli around us, large and small, into objects that uncover the shapes, colours and moods from within the world.”
Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud
Bali, Indonesia 80571
Phone: +62 (0)361 7451413 / 976220
Ceramic Residency in Tuscany
Winter residencies available as well as events all year. Contact: Anna Metcalfe
La Meridiana, International Center for Ceramic Arts in Tuscany
Loc. Bagnano 135, Certaldo (FI) 50052, Italy
Phone: +39 0571 660084
Ballagio Center Italy
2 week to 1 month residency in Italy for individuals or multidisciplinary or multicultural teams. No fee. Room and board, studio; financial aid available for plane fare and $500 stipend.
Bellagio Center Office
The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 5th Ave., New York NY 10018-2702
Phone: (212) 869-8500
The International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, a non-profit volunteer group of Tokoname citizens. Tokoname is a city with a rich history of pottery and ceramics production going back 900 years. Living with and being part of a Japanese family for the duration of the workshop allows the workshop participant to experience first hand Japanese culture and daily family life in Japan.
IWCAT c/o Tokoname Chamber of Commerce and Industry
5-58 Shinkai-cho, Tokoname, Aichi, 479-0837 JAPAN
Phone: 05693-34-3200 Fax: 0569-34-3223
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
The Institute of Ceramic Studies provides a site for creative work to the ceramic artist. You will receive inspiration in a free and creative environment, through exchanges with other artists and accomplished ceramists. We intend not only to promote cultural exchange, but also to contribute to the development of ceramic art, industry, and culture. The Institute will thus help to cultivate budding ceramicists. This is the philosophy of The Park.
2188-7 Chokushi, Shigaraki-cho, Kohga-gun, Shiga 529-1804 Japan
Phone: +81-748-83-0909 Fax: +81-748-83-1193
European Ceramic Work Center
As an artist-in-residence center, the EKWC annually welcomes about 45 artists, designers and architects to experiment with ceramics for a continuous or phased period of three months. The ECWK does not only offer studios, workplaces, the most advanced equipment and living space, but also the support of a team of specialists.
Zuid-Willemsvaart 215, 5211 SG ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 (0)73 6124500 Fax: + 31 (0)73 6124568
Finca Luna hosts one to three-month self-directed action-learning apprenticeships in La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) for ceramic artists; 300 euros per month all inclusive; apply anytime.