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Chapter 2 : Artist in Residence > USA

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 are residencies that have an interest in ceramics.

Information for international residencies can be found at:

Recommended book about Residencies:
Artist Communities, Biespiel, David and Tricia Snell, ISBN: 1-58115-404-6 New York: Allworth Press, 1996.

Res Artis
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”

United States-Sorted by State


U.S. Forrest Service

Voices of the Widerness Alaskan Artist Residency
“The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity. It is modeled after traditional residencies in the national parks…with a twist.” June- August, residencies average 7-9 days.


Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Residencies are offered to visual, literary, new media, performing and interdisciplinary artists.  Fully sponsored residencies, from 1-6 months in length, are scheduled from March-November.

Mendocino Art Center
From one to 1-6 month residencies are available from September through May. Pursue your creativity in a supportive environment with other artists. All media. All ages. All backgrounds. All over the globe

Nottingham Center for the Arts
The Nottingham Center for the Arts located in San Marcos, California, offers artist residencies, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibits, art events, and special facilities for artists.

Sonoma Community Center
Our artist-in-residence program benefits the artist, the Center, and the local community.  For six months our Artist in Residence provides community members and visitors with a fresh perspective on the town of Sonoma.

Richard Carter Studio
Duration: Varies. Application Deadline: ongoing. Fee includes: studio rent, firing, and materials costs; limited on-site housing available. Opportunities and responsibilities: access to anagama, 3-chamber noborigama, gas, electric, glaze, soda, and salt kilns.

Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Duration: 4-5 weeks. Application Deadline: March 15th. Application fee: $35.


Anderson Ranch Arts Center
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a learning community dedicated to creativity and growth through the making and understanding of the visual arts. Residents have access to world-class facilities and 10 weeks of studio time, free from everyday pressures.

Carbondale Clay Center
The Resident Artist Program draws professional level, emerging clay artists from across the nation to teach at the Clay Center and manage our studio. They bring a high level of professionalism and competency to the studio that enriches the quality of our programs and facility.

Artist Retreats: Rocky Mountains
Artist in residencies in programs in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming for artist and writers.

AH HAA School for the Arts
Duration: 10 weeks. Stipend includes: $500 at end of program. Ah Haa School offers year-round classes, workshops, art trips and retreats, open studios, lectures, Family Days, exhibitions and special events in Telluride.


Canton Clay Works, LLC
A premier pottery studio and ceramics school located in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut, which offers youth and adult pottery classes/workshops. Studio Potter Associate (SPA) position and usage options are available beginning Oct 1 through Nov 30or Oct 1 through Dec 31.

Guilford Art Center
Resident Potter Position. Duration: 12 Months. “The GUILFORD ART CENTER is a non-profit organization that inspires and promotes community participation in the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach. As a comprehensive and inclusive community environment for arts education and appreciation on the shoreline and in greater Connecticut.”

D.C., Washington

The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft
(This is a research fellowship, not a studio fellowship) The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft is available for research in American studio crafts or decorative arts from the nineteenth century to the present. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States.



Research Fellowship Program. Duration: 1-12 months. No application fee. Stipend: yes. Research and create projects that interpret the past and our collections. Studio space is not provided.

District of Columbia

Smithsonian American Art Museum
The James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft. Duration: 3–12 months. Application Deadline: December 1. Eligibility requirements: PhD candidates, postdoctoral studies, senior scholars, or equivalent, and publication history. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $32,700, plus research and travel allowances. Postdoctoral or senior fellowship stipend is $4000 per month for up to 8 months, plus research and travel allowances. Opportunities and responsibilities: Residential; dissertation or independent research.

District Clay Center
Guest Resident Artist. Duration: 6–12 months. Application Deadline: staggered. Eligibility requirements: Emerging or established artists. No residency fees. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: Subsidized housing offered:$500/month. Opportunities and responsibilities: Full use of facilities, teaching classes, workshops, exhibition, and paid work/study assistance.


Armory Art Center
This is a 9-12 month residency. Stipend, studio, firings, teaching and exhibition. Responsibilities include clay and glaze mixing, kiln loading, firing, maintenance and general studio work. Residencies and assistantships.

Morean Center for Clay (Formerly: St. Petersburg Clay Company)
Morean Center for Clay Artist in Residence. Duration: 1 year with an ability to reapply. Application Deadline: April 15. Application fee: $30. Eligibility requirements: BFA or equivalent. Residency fees: Yes. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: Paid work and teaching opportunities. Installing exhibitions, assisting workshops, studio maintenance, firing kilns, splitting wood, mixing glazes.


Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences
The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences provides a residency program to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, which inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

Art Center West
Duration: 1–2 years. Application Deadline: May 1. Eligibility requirements: MFA, BFA, or equivalent experience. Opportunities and responsibilities: studio maintenance: 10 hours/week includes housing (utilities not included), studio space, and exhibition. Teaching opportunities and part time hours available.


Each residency is unique and designed to compliment and enhance the skills of the Resident Artist. In exchange for their studio and other benefits, residents are required to work six to eight hours per week. The exact duties and compensation are worked out on an individual basis.

Terra Incognito Studios Residency
At Terra Incognito we are committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the ceramic arts.  We provide space, firings, and stipend in exchange for teaching and work. Length of residency: 9 – 12 months.


Mary Anderson Center for the Arts
Since it’s founding in 1989, the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts has offered artists from around the world a place where the distractions of everyday life are erased for a while.

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.

Indiana University Southeast
The IU Southeast Ceramics Program provides a yearlong Resident Artist position at the rank of Adjunct Faculty for an outstanding artist/educator. We look for someone who can be an active presence in the Ceramics studio and work alongside the other faculty and students in our program.


Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio
Long Term Resident Artist. Duration: 1–2 years. Application Deadline: April 15. No application fee. Eligibility requirements: BFA, MFA, or equivalent. No residency fee. Opportunities and responsibilities: teaching, studio maintenance and work, gallery sales, exhibitions, community outreach.


Kansas State University Residence Artist Program
The Residence Artist Program – Compensation: 200+ sq/ft Private studio w/sink in K-State ceramics area, Adjunct professor status: Adjunct appointments are made for the benefit of the university to allow people from outside the university to contribute to its academic program.

Belger Crane Yard Studios (Redstar Studio)
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.

Lawrence Arts Center
Ceramics Artist in Residence. Duration: August 1, 2018–July 31, 2019. Application Deadline: April 15. Application fee: $35. Eligibility requirements: MFA or equivalent. No residency fee. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $1000/month, semi-private studio, furnished housing, some materials, free firings. Opportunities and responsibilities: $1000 honorariuam for professional development, exhibition, assist with studio maintenance and operations, teaching, artist talks and outreach, access to other studios in the building.



Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Watershed’s Residency Program operates year-round. Every two weeks during the summer, Watershed accommodates up to twenty artists per session who work, eat, and live in an intimate community setting; during the winter up to six artists live and work at Watershed.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school in Deer Isle, Maine.  Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals. In addition Haystack host exceptional conferences and symposia.  The Open Studio Residency, which is held the first two weeks of June,  provides two weeks of studio time and is supported by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs. The Visiting Artist Program strengthens and intensifies the educational environment at the school.


Baltimore Clayworks
Duration: up to 5 years. Application Deadline: TBD. Private studio and use of equipment. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: 24-hour studio access, gallery sales, teaching, and special events.


Contemporary Artists Center
Contemporary Artists Center offers artists’ residencies and exhibition opportunities near MASS MoCA in the Berkshires. Large studio spaces, discussions, lectures, performances are available.

Worcester Center for Crafts
The Artists-in-Residence program is a 10-month residency that includes a private studio, 24-hour access, the opportunity to teach and exposure to other talented artists who can serve as peers and mentors in your growth process.

Emmanuel College
The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work.

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Ceramics Program–Officer for the Arts at Harvard. Duration: 1 year. Application Deadline: April 15. No application fee. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: Personal studio, use of common studio, free materials, use of kilns and studio equipment, classes and workshops, paid teaching, solo exhibition, sales opportunities.

Cross Cultural Collaborative Inc.
Artist Residency in Ghana 2018. Duration: July 9–July 22, 2018. Application Deadline: May 1, 2018. No fee. Eligibility Requirements: Interested in cross cultural dialog with African potters. Residency Fees: $1600. Fee Includes: airport pickup, accommodations, meals, workshops, visits to villages, markets, and galleries. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: interact with indigenous Ghanaian artisans, mentor African children.

Radcliffe Institute for Advance Studies
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program. Duration: September 2018–May 2019. Application Deadline: TBD. Fee includes: office space, access to libraries and Harvard University resources. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: participate in the community, present works in progress, attend fellows’ events.

Noble and Greenough School
Duration: September–November. Application Deadline: February 14. Application fee: $10. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $2500, room and board. Opportunities and responsibilities: Private studio, visual arts department resources, materials budget, solo exhibition, 4 hours/week of student contact.

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts
Artist-in-Residence. Duration: May–October, 2018. Application Deadline: ongoing. Application Fee: $30. Residency Fees: $925–1360/week. Fee Includes: housing and access to ceramics studio and equipment. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: attend NISDA’s lecture series or classes during the summer.

Mudflat Pottery School and Studios
Ceramic Artist Residency among other opportunities. Duration: 1 year. Application Deadline: April 16. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: Free private studio plus $50/month materials. Opportunities and responsibilities: 5 hours/week assisting with studio, solo exhibition, teaching.

Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill
Offers both Artist-In-Residence and Residency opportunities. Eligibility requirements: BFA or equivalent. Residency fees: $500/month. Fee includes: housing and studio. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: group exhibition.


Albion College
The Philip C. Curtis Artist in residence program at Albion College is open to “emerging artists”, practicing in the ceramic arts. The residency includes a stipend to the artist, housing for the period of the residency, a studio space in the ceramics building, etc.

Wayne State University
Wayne State University has both long term and short term Artist in residence programs. The visiting artist will deliver one formal lecture, advertised to the university community and open to the public. They will also advise graduate students by providing studio visits and participate in graduate reviews.

Pewabic Pottery
Pewabic Pottery is located in Detroit, Michigan. It offers internships for university students. Internships can be served in a variety of departments, such as Education or Fabrication Studios, Gallery, Communications and Development.

Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm
Pottery Intern/Residency Program. Duration: 2–3 months. Application Deadline: March 15. No fees. Free housing and use of studio. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $500 at the end. Opportunities and responsibilities: work 25 hours/week.

Glen Arbor Art Assn.
The Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) offers several opportunities for artist residencies each year. Located on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan, Glen Arbor provides a perfect backdrop to create and explore.

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency
Ox-Bow offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages in their career. With year-round programs that cater to degree-seeking students, professional artists and those new to the field, Ox-Bow is a protected place where creative processes break-down, reform, and mature.


Northern Clay Center
McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists provide individual, non-Minnesota, mid-career ceramic artists an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center. Each resident artist receives a $5,000 award and is provided studio space, and glaze and firing allowances. In addition, there are two fellowships, both provide free studios for a year, plus allowance for materials, firing and an exhibition at the end.

The Wood Firing Exchange
find the Wood Firing Exchange on Facebook
(The Wood Fire Exchange Facebook Page)
The Wood Firing Exchange is an International program dedicated to offering committed individuals opportunities in an intimate setting that broaden and nurture their creative spirit through using native clay and wood firing. It is an idea based on sense of place, community engagement and a focus on material.

Clay Coyote Pottery and Gallery
Emerging Artist. Duration: 1–5 years. Application Deadline: Ongoing. No application fee. Residency Fees: $800/month. Fee Includes: dedicated studio space, wheel, tools, materials, use of facilities, gallery sales. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: community teaching.


Natchez Pottery Studios
Resident Artist. Duration: 1–2 years. Application Deadline: ongoing. Eligibility requirements: 2 years of ceramic studies, ceramics undergraduate degree preferred. Fee includes: private studio, materials, firings, and workshop participation. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: teaching, studio work.


Belger Crane Yard Studios (Red Star Studios Ceramic Center)
Over the years, Belger Crane Yard Studios (Red Star) has offered opportunities to ceramic artists in a Resident Artist program that provides clay artists an opportunity to be a part of a growing, nurturing community, while increasing and sharing expertise in the field of ceramics.

Access Arts
Ceramic Resident Artist. Duration: 3 months–1 year. Application Deadline: Ongoing. No fees. Eligibility requirements: BFA or equivalent. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: housing and studio space, 1 bisque and 1 glaze firing/month, clay, assistance with marketing and writing grants. Work 10–15 hours/week teaching, studio maintenance, and events.

Resident artist position. Opportunities and responsibilities: Fire kilns, mix glazes, teach, assist at workshops and events, clean, maintain studio. Semi-private studio, clay, glaze, use of equipment.

KC Clay Guild
Long term Artist in Residence. Duration: 1–2 years. Application Deadline: April 15. Application fee: $30. No residency fee. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $2500/year. Opportunities and responsibilities: Exhibition, teaching, assisting workshops, firing kilns, mixing clay and glazes.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
Studio Artist Residency. Duration: 6 or 12 months. Application Deadline: August. Application fee: $35. No residency fee. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $250/month. Opportunities and responsibilities: private studio, teaching.



Archie Bray Foundation
The Archie Bray Foundation is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts. The ‘Bray’, as it is known offers year round funded residencies and fellowships.

The Clay Studio of Missoula
The Clay Studio of Missoula Artist Residencies offers a rent-free, semi-private studio in exchange for class instruction. Residency periods run from 2 year to 6 months in length.

Red Lodge Clay Center
It is our mission to provide a place for professionally minded ceramic artists to create new work. Red Lodge Clay Center will host Visiting Artist workshops, lectures, demonstrations, gallery exhibitions, and educational programming to share with our resident artists.

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
This Artist in Residence Program is ideal for the emerging, mid-career or professional artist. Self-directed artists in any discipline will enjoy an 1,100 square foot studio while gaining vital teaching experience in the K-12 system.


Bemis Foundation
The art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation.

LUX Center for the Arts
The Art Center has a great artist in residence program giving emerging artists the facility and opportunity to develop their professional careers.

Art Farm
Art Farm’s program for professional artists offers them accommodation and studio space to pursue their artwork. We ask, in exchange, for 12 hours per week from artists, to help renovate and maintain Art Farm’s buildings and grounds.

Duration: 3–12 months. Application Deadline: ongoing. Application Fee: $15. Eligibility Requirements: BA. Residency Fees: $250. Fee Includes: semi-private storage, use of facilities, discounted clay. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $100/week, housing. Opportunities and responsibilities: 25 hours of work, studio maintenance, gallery openings, events, teaching donate up to two pieces, exhibitions, and sales.

New Hampshire

Studio 550 Art Center
Studio 550 offers long term (one year) and short term (1-6 months) residencies in a private studio. This is a juried position for serious artists who are looking for the next step in their growth and development and need time, space, and the right environment to create their work.

MacDowell Colony
Duration: 2–8 weeks. Application Deadline: January 15, April 15, September 15. No students. No residency fees. Includes: lodging, private studio, and meals; travel awards and financial aid. Stipend includes: travel reimbursement and financial aid. Opportunities and responsibilities: social gatherings with artists.

New Jersey

Peters Valley Craft Center
Duration: 2–5 months. Application Deadline: March 15. No fees. Eligibility requirements: experience with kilns and studio equipment. Stipend: no. Opportunities and responsibilities: Assisting during summer workshop season. Room and board, workshops and sales.

New Mexico

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program serves as a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional arts of the Southwest, reinforces the Program’s interest in strengthening the vitality of art in New Mexico and has been a catalyst in broadening community understanding of contemporary art.

The Santa Fe Art Institute
One to three month residencies. Apply online.

Taos Clay Studio
Studio/ Education Resident Position. Duration: 2 years. Application Deadline: April 15. Eligibility requirements: BFA. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $75/month materials. Opportunities and responsibilities: 20–25 hour/week work trade, teaching, exhibition, gallery representation, free firing, shared studio.

New York

Clay Art Center
The Clay Art Center is a potter’s studio of 35 members offering classes, workshops, a residency program and kiln firing services. A monthly gallery exhibit will also be featured in the virtual gallery.

Flower City Arts Center (formerly Genesee Pottery)
We also offer the opportunity to gain teaching experience, to participate in the daily operations of a not-for-profit clay studio/gallery, and to exhibit and sell work from our gallery space. Flower City Arts Center is a 30 year old, 4000′ ft community studio, with opportunities for two residencies per year.

Greenwich House Pottery
Greenwich House Pottery has several programs to help individual artists learn more about process, materials, and career options. Below is a link for descriptions and application forms for the: Artist-in-Residence Program

Two Stone Arts
Two Stone Arts is a ‘Center for Earth Arts’, located in the magnificent Adirondack Mountains of New York state. The center offers summer and winter residencies and community workshops for artists primarily working in clay.

The Artist Network
– under construction as of August 30, 2015
The Artist Network residency program welcomes artists working in all mediums, from painters and video artists to writers and furniture designers, providing limitless scope for amalgamation of ideas and projects.

Women’s Studio Workshop
Women’s Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand paper-making, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts.

The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space. Lasting four weeks, the residency offers artists private studio time within a community of peers.

Studio Arts Residencies and Internship opportunities.

Rochester Folk Art Guild
The Rochester Folk Art Guild Residency Program provides the opportunity for a functional potter to enjoy a large, spacious, and well equipped studio and kiln shed with other potters.

Salem Arts Works
“We offer four subsidized Artist Residency programs. These residencies—for Fellows, Emerging Fellows, Studio Artists and Young Artists—take place primarily in the summer months, and range from two weeks to two months.”

Wellsville Creative Arts Center
The Wellsville Creative Arts Center offers two one-year artist-in-residence positions for ceramic artists. We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year, with the appointments running from September 2018-August 2019.


North Carolina

The Center for Crafts, Creativity & Design

The Center administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums.

McColl Center for Visual Art
3 Month Fall and Winter sessions. Private studios, and 24-hour access to fully-equipped metal and wood shops, media lab, darkroom, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramic studios. Paid travel and condominiums for out-of-state artists.

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts
Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts is an educational program of Highwater Clays, Inc. The Resident Artist Program is designed to provide advanced students with an experience that will accelerate their artistic and professional development in the ceramic arts.

Penland School of Crafts
Residents are offered the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Penland Gallery every two years. Residents are asked to host an open house during each Penland session and to maintain an open-door policy in their studios.

Pocosin Arts
Pocosin Arts is accepting applications for yearlong residency positions in both clay and metals. Resident artists are provided housing, a monthly stipend, 24-hour studio access with dedicated workspace, retail gallery representation, and opportunities to teach both youth and adult classes.

Wildacres Retreat
Duration: 1–2 weeks. Application Deadline: January 15. Application fee: $20. Opportunities: studio access, lodging, and meals. Stipend: no.

The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts
Dave Drake Studio Clay Resident Instructor. Duration: 3 months. Application Deadline: Ongoing. Application Fee: $25. Eligibility Requirements: BFA. Residency Fees: Yes. Fee Includes: housing, materials, firings. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: $100/week. Opportunities and responsibilities:  teach 20 hours/week, 1000 pounds of clay per 3-month cycle.

North Carolina Pottery Center
Artist in Residence. Duration: 3–6 months. Application Deadline: ongoing. Stipend: yes. Opportunities and responsibilities: studio, subsidized housing. 

Residencies span one to six months in duration. The duration depends on the proposal submitted by the artist and the available studio space.

North Dakota

The University of North Dakota
The Ceramics Program at The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design is accepting applications for our artist-in-residence (AIR) program. The one-year residency is from August 15 to August 1with the possibility of a one-year extension (for a total of 2 years) for an emerging professional clay artist.


Core Clay
Duration: 1 Year. Application Deadline: January 1 or June 1. No fees. Opportunities and responsibilities: Work exchange for housing, studio, and materials. Exhibition, sales, teaching, and workshops.


Oregon College of Art and Craft
Oregon College of Art & Craft offers a semester-long program for emerging artists and a summer residency for mid-career artists. Both programs offer housing, individual studio space, a stipend and the opportunity to become involved in community life at Oregon College.

Caldera Arts Center
Every winter we invite artists from all over the world to our Caldera Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon, for month long residences. Artists are provided private A-frame cabins and share access to wet and dry studios, a darkroom, a kiln, editing facilities and rehearsal and performance space.

LH Project
The LH Project offers an intimate, private setting for artists to nourish their creative process. Our remote location in the Pacific Northwest offers serene escape from the demanding rigors of life while our facilities boast an impressive toolbox for ceramic artists to explore and continue developing their work.

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art Residency Program offers an opportunity for artists to develop new projects. Open to artists from all disciplines. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

PLAYA provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences. PLAYA has two application deadlines each year: March 1 (for Fall  sessions running August – December) and September 1, (for Spring sessions running January – June).

Clay Space
Duration: 1 year. Application Deadline: April 1. Application Fee: $25. Eligibility Requirements: BFA, MFA, or equivalent. Opportunities and responsibilities: 15 hours of studio work and teaching per week; exhibition. Paid teaching, some firings, studio access.


The Clay Studio-Philadelphia
The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment. Residencies and Fellowships.

Goggleworks is a large community art center located in an old goggle factory. The mission of the GoggleWorks is “to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community.”

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
A unique collaboration between ceramists and an active Arts & Crafts working history museum, the apprenticeship program of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is offered twice yearly, with each twelve week session limited to three participants.

Studio for Creative Inquiry
One-year residencies to artists working in a variety of disciplines. $30,000 plus benefits.

The Union Project
This residency provides the opportunity for an emerging artist to focus on their artwork and build their body of work, while taking part in a thriving ceramics community and serving the greater Pittsburgh community through teaching community arts programs and classes.

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
Duration: 1 year. Application Deadline: May 1. Eligibility requirements: Bachelors degree, studio and teaching experience. No residency fee. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: housing, utilities, materials, firings, and studio access in exchange for 25 hours of studio maintenance/teaching each week. Opportunities and responsibilities: Paid teaching opportunities, gallery exhibition and sales, assisting workshops, field trips, and conferences.

Rhode Island

Arch Contemporary Ceramics
Summer Potter-in-Residence, Fall/Winter Residency, Winter Installation/Experimental Artist-in-Residence all are available through Arch.


Appalachian Center for Crafts
The Appalachian Center for Crafts, a division of Tennessee Technological University (TTU), is a unique educational facility emphasizing professional degree studies in traditional and contemporary fine craft in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood.

Also apply for solo exhibitions
at Arrowmont
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers art classes and craft classes for everyone from the novice to the professional. Arrowmont is committed to remaining one of the leading international craft schools.


The Glassell School of Art
The Core Program awards one and two year residencies to highly motivated, exceptional visual artists and art scholars who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training but have not yet fully developed a professional career.

Houston Craft Residency Program
Three to twelve month residency for emerging, mid-career and established artists working in craft media. No fee. Equiped studio, $400/mo stipend.

Midwestern State University Ceramics Residency
This self-directed residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with university based studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings.


Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center Artist Residencies offers fellowships for 4-12 week time periods. Artists are given private studios, housing, and meals. Open to serious artists working in the visual arts at any stage of professional development.


Cub Creek Foundation
Located in central Virginia, the mission of Cub Creek is dedicated to the advancement of the ceramic arts. The foundation offers reasonably priced housing, studio space, and facilities to individuals interested in careers in the ceramic arts.

Workhouse Arts Center
The Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Residency Program offers the emerging, pre-professional or professional ceramic artists the individual space and time needed for personal artistic growth in a dynamically cooperative educational environment.

Torpedo Factory Artist Assn.
The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting artists become part the community of more than 275 active artists affiliated with the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts)
Duration: 2–8 weeks. Application Deadline: January 15, May 15, September 15. Application Fee: $25. Includes: studio space, lodging, and meals. Stipend: no.


Pottery Northwest
The mission of Pottery Northwest is to develop and promote excellence in the ceramic arts. Pottery Northwest’s goal is to provide a professional facility in an educational atmosphere for the enhancement of skills in the medium of clay. We have a very active artist in residence program.


John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Arts/Industry is undoubtedly the most unusual ongoing collaboration between art and industry in the United States. The program makes industrial technologies and facilities available to artists through long-term residencies, short-term workshops, tours, and other programming.

James May Gallery
Duration: 1 year. Application Deadline: April 16. No fees. Eligibility requirements: BA, BFA, or MFA. Stipend: yes. Stipend includes: living space and studio. Opportunities and responsibilities: 20 hours/week, events, curation, administrative, gallery upkeep, studio.


Jentel Foundation
Duration: 1 month. Application Deadline: January 15, September 15. Application fee: $20. Eligibility requirements: US citizen or international artist residing in the US.

Other Studios That Offer Workshops and/or Studio Rental

Arvada Center for the Arts

92nd Street Y

Santa Fe Clay Ceramic Art Center

Informal Residencies/Create Your Own

In addition to the structured residencies listed above, you can also work to create your own at a university or community studio near you.

Many colleges and universities offer 5th year/special student arrangements for a nominal fee.

You can also approach a community clay studio about creating a residency program whereby they give you studio space and you make clay and glazes, or whatever works so that it is a mutually beneficial arrangement.