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Chapter 2 : Artist in Residence > USA

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Being an Artist in Residence is a fantastic opportunity to develop your work. You can become involved with a different community and many artists find that stepping out of their day-to-day life provides sharp focus. There are many exceptional residencies and each one may have different expectations of you as a resident. Research and ask questions to find out if a residency is a good fit for you. (Information Last Updated OCT 2021)

*Residencies labeled as Fully Funded” provide room and board/stipend and studio space. Also, look out for the “Free to Applylabel.


A to Z State Residencies


National Parks

National Parks Arts Foundation
nationalparksartsfoundation.org
Location: USA National Parks, multiple locations vary year to year. Duration: 1 month. App. Deadline: Varies, multiple throughout the year. Funding: $1000 – $3000 stipend or reimbursement depending on location. Housing Provided at most sites. Program Highlights: Live and work in a National Park. These are “No studio” residencies that would be great for the specific research components of a project.  Application Fee: $60 – $160.


Alaska

Alaska State Parks Retreat Residency
dnr.alaska.gov
Location: Alaska State Parks. Duration: 2 weeks. App. Deadline: Ongoing but 5-6 mo before is ideal. Funding: Cabin in one of the Alaska State Parks in return for one piece of artwork and community outreach activity. Program Highlights: Would be good for artists local to Alaska and that need a research period. Application Fee: $50.

U.S Forest Service – Voices of the Wilderness AIR Program
fs.usda.gov
Location: Alaska Participating Wilderness Areas. Duration: June – August dates and length varies. App. Deadline: March 1st. Funding: Training provided by the hosting federal agency which will also
provide transportation to and from the field, camping and field gear, and in many cases, food as well.Program Highlights: Nomadic residency traveling the wilds of Alaska traveling alongside a ranger. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Arizona

Sonoran Artists Residency
sonorancc.com
Location: Ajo, AZ. Duration: 4 weeks. App. Deadline: Feb. Funding: Private housing, provided groceries, studio space, and $300 stipend. Program Highlights: Peaceful living, focused workspace, community workspace. Application Fee: Unknown.


Arkansas

Community Creative Center
communitycreativecenter.org
Location: Fayetteville, AK. Duration: 1 year. App. Deadline: email for application details. Funding: Semi-private studio, $250 monthly stipend in exchange for 15-20 hours of work for the center. Paid teaching lectures and demonstrations Program Highlights: Acess to the broader art community including museums and galleries. Application Fee: Unknown.


California

AMOCA 
amoca.org
Location: Pomona, CA. Duration: 6mo – 1year. App. Deadline: Jan. Funding: Fully Funded Semi-private studio, studio apartment or housing stipend, $100 /week stipend, material and firing stipend for 20/hr week active studio time. Program Highlights: Teaching and lecture opportunities. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Mendocino Art Center
mendocinoartcenter.org
Location: Mendocino, CA. Duration: October – May. App. Deadline: April. Funding: Studio, membership, furnished housing, discounted classes. Program Highlights: Group exhibition, selling opportunities, mentorship from studio manager. Application Fee: Unknown.

Sonoma Community Center
sonomacommunitycenter.org

Location: Sonoma, CA. Duration: 6 mo. App. Deadline: Oct 15th, April 4th. Funding: Fully Funded Furnished on-site studio apartment, work exchange of 20hr/week for a monthly stipend of $750, and 24 hr. studio and facility access. Program Highlights: Solo exhibition, teaching opportunities. Application Fee: $30

Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project
cobbartandecology.org

Location: Cobb, CA. Duration: 2 weeks – 2 years. App. Deadline: Ongoing/ April 4th. Funding: Work exchange for 24 hr. studio and facility access. Work exchange possible for on-site furnished housing. Program Highlights: Wood kilns, organic garden, sustainability focus. Application Fee: Free to Apply

California College of the Arts
cca.edu
Location: San Francisco, CA. Funding: Studio Space, resources, equipment. The Faculty Residency may only be by invitation. Program Highlights: Fully equipped facilities with large gas kilns. 

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary
heartwoodhub.com
Location: Gaberville, CA. Duration: 4 weeks Jan and Dec. App. Deadline: Ongoing. Funding/Cost: Private housing, utilities, studio space, hot tub, and sauna for a fee of $1000. Program Highlights: Mentorship opportunities. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Clayroom
clayroomsf.com
Location: San Francisco, CA. Eligibility Requirements: BIPOC only. Duration: 3 months. App. Deadline: Dec 17th. Funding: Provides the 3 resident artists with $250 worth of clay/materials, access to resources at both our Potrero (ceramics studio) and SoMa studios (ceramics and woodshop), free classes, and opportunities to receive mentorship and instructor training. Program Highlights: A solo exhibition to showcase work completed by the artist-in-residence where they will provide an artist talk and optionally sell their work. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Pond Farm
pondfarm.org
Location: Guerneville, CA. Duration: 1 month. App. Deadline: Jan 31st. Funding: Studio Space in historic Margaret Wildenhein Pond Farm studio. One bedroom and $250 stipend. Program Highlights: One resident per session. Application Fee: $500, unless granted the Julia Terr Fellowship. 


Colorado

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
andersonranch.org
Location: Snowmass, CO. Duration: 10 weeks. App Deadline: Dec – Feb 15th. Funding: $1500 for housing, studio and, 3 meals a day. 4 Fully Funded awards available. Program Highlights: Extensive kiln room, woodshop, print studio and, a rich community of 25 residents of all varying practices. Professional critiques are available. Application Fee: $30

Carbondale Clay Center
carbondaleclay.org
Location: Carbondale, CO. Duration: 1 -2 years. App Deadline: April 10th. Funding: Work exchange for studio space and 24/hr access to facilities and $100/mo stipend. Program Highlights: A rich community of artists in the roaring fork valley, teaching and exhibition opportunities. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Connecticut

Canton Clay Works
cantonclayworks.com
Location: Canton, CT. Duration: Seasonal sessions App Deadline: No Application. Funding: SPA (Studio Potter Associate), appx. $640 per season. Program Highlights: Atmospheric kilns/ Woodfire. More of facility rental than residency. 

Guilford Art Center
guilfordartcenter.org
Location: Guildford, CT. Duration: 1 year. Funding: Studio space, firings, stipend in exchange for 12- 15 hr/week. Program Highlights: Exhibition, teaching opportunities, selling opportunities. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Wesleyan Potters
wesleyanpotters.com
Location: Middletown, CT Duration: 6 months. App Deadline: March 31, 2024. Funding: 24/7 studio access and designated space, $1800/month stipend + $100/month clay stipend in exchange for 15hr/week. Program Highlights: Solo gallery show, participation in holiday sales, teaching opportunity. Application Fee: Free to Apply


D.C., Washington

District Clay Center
districtclaycenter.com
Not currently accepting new residents due to COVID-19
Washington, DC. Duration: 1 year. Funding: Private studio space, clay (500#), firings, Work trade for $800/mo. stipend. Program Highlights: Closing exhibition, gas, raku, and electric kilns. Application Fee: Unknown.


Delaware

Winterthur Museum Garden and Library
winterthur.org
Location: Winterthur, DE. Duration: 2-6 weeks and 4-8 mo. App Deadline: Jan 15th. Funding: $1750/mo. Program Highlights: Research fellowship which allows access to the collection with onsite housing available.  Application Fee: Unknown.


Florida

Armory Art Center
armoryart.org
Location: West Palm Beach, FL. Duration: Aug – May. App Deadline: April 16th. Funding: Studio space, competitive monthly stipend. 15 hr/week work required 20 hr/week in the studio. Teaching and workshops are also required. Program Highlights: Paid teaching opportunity, closing exhibition, interdisciplinary access. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Morean Center for Clay (Formerly: St. Petersburg Clay Company)
moreanartscenter.org
Location: St. Petersburg, FL. Duration: 1 -2 years. App Deadline: April 30th. Funding: Work trade 8 hr/ week for studio space and access to facilities, clay discount, firings. Possible $200/mo work opportunity.  Program Highlights: Professional critics, exhibition, wood fire opportunities.  Application Fee: $25.


Georgia

Roswell Clay Collective
roswellclaycollective.com
Location: Roswell, GA. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: May 1st. Funding: Work trade of 25hr/ week for semi-private studio space and shared on-site housing. Additional part-time hours are available. Stipend $1000 per month. Program Highlights: Exhibition, gas and atmospheric kilns, selling, and teaching opportunities. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Hambidge
hambidge.org
Location: Rabun Gap, GA. Duration: 2-8 weeks. App Deadline: Jan 15th, April 15th, Sept 15th.  Funding: Studio with live workspace, pottery studio access for $250 per week. Evening meals provided. Fellowships are available which include a $700 stipend. “Residents’ time is their own; there are no workshops, critiques, nor required activities.” Program Highlights: Anagama Kiln. Application Fee: $30.


Illinois

LillStreet Arts Center
lillstreet.com
Location: Chicago, IL. Duration: Sept – Aug App Deadline: May. Funding: Work trade of 8/hr/week for studio space and a stipend. Free Classes.  Program Highlights: Teaching opportunities, exhibition and sales gallery. Gas and, atmospheric kilns. Application Fee: $20.

Terra Incognito Studios
terraincognitostudios.com
Location: Oak Park, IL. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: August 1st. Funding: Work trade 15hr /week for studio space and firings. Program Highlights: Possible part-time teaching position, Exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Indiana

New Harmony Clay Project
nhclayproject.org
Location: New Harmony, IN. Duration: 1-8 mo Sept – April. App Deadline: July 21st. Funding: Fully Funded, studio, furnished bedroom, stipend. Program Highlights: Exhibition. Application Fee: Unknown

Indiana University Southeast
www.ius.edu
Applications currently on hold email Brian Harper at harperba@iu.edu for questions
Location: New Albany, IN. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: April. Funding: Private studio, clay, glazes, firings. Program Highlights: Teaching Experience (MFA required). Application Fee: Unknown.


Iowa

Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio
iowaceramicscenter.org
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA. Duration: 1 -2 year. App Deadline: April. Funding: Private studio, firing stipend, free workshops. Program Highlights: Teaching opportunity, sales gallery, exhibition. Application Fee: Unknown.


Kansas

Kansas State University
art.ksu.edu
Location: Manhattan, KS. Duration: 1 year, Aug – July. App Deadline: April 15th. Funding: Fully Funded Adjunct professor salary, Private studio, firing, and materials for 10 hr/week service, participation in critiques, demos, and teaching 2/2 course load Program Highlights: Teaching experience, solo exhibition (MFA Required). Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Lawrence Arts Center
lawrenceartscenter.org
Location: Lawrence, KS. Duration: 1 year., Aug- JulyApp Deadline: April 15th. Funding: Fully Funded, Studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and furnished housing, free dental care, free firings, and 24-hour access to all studios, including ceramics, print, metal, photography, and digital media in exchange for teaching 2 classes per 4 yearly sessions and 15 hr /week of work. Program Highlights: Teaching experience, Solo exhibition (MFA Required). Application Fee: Unknown.


Maine

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
watershedceramics.org
Location: New Castle, ME. Duration: 2 week Summer Residency, 4 week Fall Residency. App Deadline: Feb 1st. Funding: The residency fee is $1,900 with some financial aid available. The Salad Days Residency is Fully Funded with housing, meals studio, materials firing, and a $2000 stipend. Program Highlights: Uninterrupted time in a newly-built, open-concept studio to work on independent or collaborative projects with access to an array of electric, gas, and wood kilns. Application Fee: $25.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
haystack-mtn.org
Location: Deer Isle, ME. Duration: 2 weeks. App Deadline: March. Funding: Fully Funded Studio, furnished housing, 3 meals a day. Program Highlights: Open studio format, 50 artists, various kilns, beautiful architecture, and seaside setting. Application Fee: Unknown.


Maryland

Baltimore Clayworks
baltimoreclayworks.org
Location: Baltimore, MD. Duration: Short Term: 1-3 months Long term: 1-4 years. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding: Short term: Cost $200 per/mo for semi-private studio. Long Term: Studio, $250 firing stipend in exchange for 7 hr/week. Fellowship with additional funding available. Program Highlights: Wood Kilns, solo Exhibition, sales opportunity, paid teaching opportunity.  Application Fee:  Free to Apply.


Massachusetts

Mass Moca Assets for Artist
assetsforartists.org
Location: North Adams, MA. Duration: 1 week -6 months, many different programs are offered. Residencies include the North Adams project and “workshops in residence”. Funding, housing, and meals are available depending on the opportunity. This is also a great resource for finding artist opportunities. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Worcester Center for Crafts
worcestercraftcenter.org
Location: Worcester, MA. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: April. Funding: Studio in exchange for teaching 1 class per week. Program Highlights: Exhibition, near many museums. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Emmanuel College
emmanuel.edu
Location: Boston, MA. Duration: 6 weeks in Summer. App Deadline: Nov 1st. Funding: Fully Funded, Studio, $1000 stipend, up to $500 travel reimbursement, and lodging provided on campus with a small shared kitchen. Program Highlights: Exhibition, woodshop, print studio, and photography studios. Must not be a student. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Harvard Ceramics Program
ofa.fas.harvard.edu
Location: Cambridge, MA. Duration: 1 year Sept- Aug. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding: Private studio, materials, firing, well-paid teaching, free workshops, small work trade. Program Highlights: Two exhibitions, teaching experience. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Noble and Greenough School
nobles.edu
Location: Dedham, MA. Duration: 8 weeks. App Deadline: Feb. Funding: Fully Funded, Private studio, $2500 stipend, room and board and, exhibition materials budget. Materials in exchange for 4 hr/week work trade. Program Highlights: Opening Solo exhibition. Application Fee: Unknown.

Mudflat Pottery School and Studios
mudflat.org
Location: Sommerville, MA. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: April 16th. Funding: Private studio, $75/mo for materials and firing, up to $200 stipend/ month for housing assistance, paid teaching in exchange for 5 hr/ week work trade. Program Highlights: Solo exhibition, teaching opportunities, sales opportunities. Application Fee: Unknown.

Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill
castlehill.org
Location: Truro, MA. Duration: 3 mo. App Deadline: Feb. Funding: Resident pays $500/mo for studio and shared furnished apartment. Program Highlights: Atmospheric kilns. Application Fee: $25.


Michigan

Albion College
albionfinearts.com
Location: Albion, MI. Duration: 6 weeks- 3 mo. App Deadline: Feb. Funding: Large private studio. Program Highlights: Work in an academic setting without teaching. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Glen Arbor Art Center
glenarborart.org
Location: Glen Arbor, MI. Duration: 2 weeks. App Deadline: Feb. Funding: Fully Funded, housing and studio are provided Program Highlights: Presentation. Application Fee: $35

Ox-Bow School of Art
ox-bow.org
Location: Saugatuck, MI. Duration: 3 – 5 weeks. App Deadline: Feb (MFA), May (Fall). Funding: Fully Funded, room, 3 meals a day, and studio are provided. Program Highlights: Presentation opportunity. Application Fee: Unknown.

Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm
Khnemustudio.com
Location: Fennville, MI. Duration: 2-3 months. App Deadline: TBA. Funding: Fully Funded, housing, studio, and a stipend of $500 in exchange for 25 hours per week of work trade. Program Highlights: Presentation opportunity. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Visitor Center Artist Camp
visitorcenterartistcamp.org
Location: Upper Peninsula, MI. Duration: 3 – 5 weeks. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Cost is $1000 with a $300 deposit to reserve your space. Program Highlights: Sustainable clay practices, digging/processing clay. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Minnesota

Northern Clay Center
northernclaycenter.org
Location: Minneapolis, MN. Duration: Mcknight: 3 months. Emerging Artist: 1 year. App Deadline: Mcknight: May 20th. Emerging Artist: March 28th. Funding: Mcknight: Studio, $6000 award paid lecture. Emerging Artist: Studio. Program Highlights: Closing exhibition. See also; McKnight Residency. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Mississippi

Mississippi School of Folk Arts
https://www.msfolkart.org/
Location: Natchez, MS. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Studio fee for a studio, materials, firing, and workshop participation. No Stipend.  Program Highlights: Studio work, and teaching experience  Application Fee:  Free to Apply.


Missouri

Belger Arts (Redstar Studio)
belgerarts.org
Location: Kansas City, MO. Duration: 1mo – 5 years. App Deadline: Varies Funding: Studio space, materials credit, firing in exchange for 12hr/week. Program Highlights: Closing exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Access Arts
schoolofservice.org
Location: Columbia, MO. Duration: 3 mo. App Deadline: April 15th. Funding: Studio space and living quarters and a small stipend in exchange for 10 – 15 hr/ week. Program Highlights: Exhibition opportunity, teaching experience. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

323CLAY
323clay.com
Location: Independence City, MO. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: Varies. Funding: Studio space, glaze materials, and firing, in exchange for 4-6 hr/ week. Program Highlights: Community studio. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

KC Clay Guild
kcclayguild.org
Location: Kansas City, MO. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: April 15th. Funding: Studio space, materials and, a small stipend in exchange for 12 hr/week. Program Highlights: Exhibition space, strong artists community, teaching opportunity. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
craftalliance.org
Location: St. Louis, MO. Duration: Varies. Funding: Studio space, $250/mo. Program Highlights: Exhibition space, teaching opportunity. Application Fee: Unknown.


Montana

Archie Bray Foundation
archiebray.org
Location: Helena, MT. Duration: 1-2 years( Long term) 3-5 mo (short term). App Deadline: March 1st. Funding: Studio space, stipend varies depending on award, half-off materials, and equipment in exchange for a small amount of work trade. Summer stipend $1500. Long-term stipend $7500. Program Highlights: Exhibition space, teaching opportunity, historic program started in 1951, extensive facilities. Application Fee: Unknown.

The Clay Studio of Missoula
theclaystudioofmissoula.org
Location: Missoula, MT. Duration: 6 mo – 2 years. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding: Studio space in exchange for class instruction. Two fellowships of $2500 are available. $1200 stipend for residents who do not receive the fellowship. Program Highlights: Exhibition space, teaching opportunity, solo show. Application Fee: Unknown. for long term, Free to Apply to summer residency.

Red Lodge Clay Center
redlodgeclaycenter.com
Location: Red Lodge, MT. Duration: 1-2 years. Funding: Fully Funded, private studio space, furnished housing, $500/mo stipend, $1200 in materials and firing. Program Highlights: Closing exhibition, professional development opportunities. Check out their short-term residencies hereApplication Fee: $35.

Open Air Montana
openairmt.org
Location: Missoula, MT. Duration: Multi-week. App Deadline: March 6th. Funding: Access to the studio in a unique location and housing.  Program Highlights: Community engagement opportunities. Application Fee: $25.


Nebraska

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
bemiscenter.org
Location: Omaha, NE. Duration: 4 mo. App Deadline: May. Funding: Fully Funded Private live/work studios, $1000/mo. and $750 travel stipend, access to large facilities. Program Highlights:  Extensive installation and production space, technical assistance. Application Fee: $40.

LUX Center for the Arts
luxcenter.org
Location: Lincoln, NE. Duration: 1 -2 year. App Deadline: April. Funding: Studio space, $80 /mo  material stipend, materials at cost, half-off workshops, conference support of $300 max per year in exchange for class instruction. Program Highlights: Exhibition opportunities, paid to teach at $18/ hr for 20 hr/ week. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Art Farm
artfarmnebraska.org
Location: Marquette, NE. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: March. Funding: Studio space, shared housing in exchange for 12 hr./week. Program Highlights: Live and work in a community farm setting.  Application Fee: Unknown.


Nevada

Clay Art Vegas
clayartsvegas.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV. Duration: 3-24 mo. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Studio space, in exchange for 25 hr/week, “stipend and housing are negotiable”. Program Highlights: Teaching and exhibition opportunity. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


New Hampshire

Studio 550 Art Center
550arts.com
Location: Manchester, NH. Duration: 1-6 mo (short term) 1 year (long term). App Deadline: Ongoing and April. Funding: Studio space. Program Highlights: Exhibition opportunity. Application Fee: Unknown.

Macdowell
macdowell.org
Location: Peterborough, NH. Duration: 2-6 weeks. App Deadline: Feb 10th and Sept 10th. Funding: Fee for studio space, lodging, and meals. Travel reimbursement and financial aid are available. Program Highlights: MacDowell provides time and individual studio space in an inspiring environment to artists of all ages and
in all stages of their creative practice. Application Fee: Unknown.


New Jersey

Peters Valley Craft Center
petersvalley.org
Location: Layton, NJ. Duration: 2–4 weeks. App Deadline: March. Funding: Studio space and private room are available for $500/ week plus material costs.  Program Highlights: More of an assistantship than traditional residency, sale opportunity, educational opportunity. Application Fee: Unknown.


New Mexico

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program
rair.org
Location: Roswell, NM. Duration: 1 year App Deadline: March 15th. Funding: Fully Funded, 2 bedroom home with studio attached. A stipend of $1100/ mo. w/ stipend increase for partner and or child. Program Highlights:  Closing exhibition in Roswell museum, good for families, only 1 ceramicist accepted, interdisciplinary, no work-trade required. Application Fee: Unknown.


New York

Clay Art Center
clayartcenter.org
Location: Port Chester, NY. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: April 10th. Funding: Studio space, free firing, $500/ material stipend, paid teaching opportunities in exchange for 10 – 15 hr/ week work required. and donate work for fundraisers. U.S. citizens only. Program Highlights: Closing exhibition, teaching experience. Application Fee: Unknown.

Flower City Arts Center (formerly Genesee Pottery)
rochesterarts.org
Location: Rochester, NY. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: April. Funding: Studio space, firing stipend, materials at cost in exchange for 10 hr/week. Free participation in classes. Program Highlights: Gallery representation, closing exhibition, teaching experience. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Greenwich House Pottery
greenwichhouse.org
Location: New York, NY. Duration: 1 mo. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding: Fellowship receives studio space, $2000 stipend. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Women’s Studio Workshop
wsworkshop.org
Location: Rosendale, NY. Duration: Studio Residency Grant: 6-8 weeks and Studio Workspace: 4-6 weeks App Deadline: Nov. 15th. Funding: Studio Residency Grant: Studio space, $350/ mo stipend, $500 for materials, $250 for travel. Studio Workspace: Housing and studio space provided. Program Highlights: Women only. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

InternshipDuration: 6 months October – March. App Deadline: June 30th. Funding: Studio space, $600/ mo stipend, private room in exchange for production pottery work, and studio managing. Program Highlights: Teaching opportunity and show in the gallery. Application Fee: Unknown.

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
woodstockguild.org
Location: Woodstock, NY. App Deadline: Jan. 15th. Program Highlights: Many different programs with most offering housing and studio space. Fellowships are available. Program Highlights: Located in scenic upstate, long prestigious program history. Application Fee: Unknown.

Craigardan
craigardan.org
Location: Keene, NY. Duration: Varies. App Deadline: March 1st and August 1st. Funding:  Teaching Fellows Fully Funded. Studio space, private bedroom for $1000/mo without fellowship. Program Highlights: Wood, salt, and soda kilns
Studio Arts Residencies and Internship opportunities. Application Fee: $25, waiver available upon request.

Rochester Folk Art Guild
folkartguild.org
Location: Middlesex, NY. Duration: Varies. Funding: Studio space, materials, and firing in exchange for 15 hr/ week. Program Highlights: Pottery in a farm setting. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Salem Arts Works
salemartworks.org
Location: Keene, NY. Duration: 2 weeks – 2 months. App Deadline: Varied. Funding: Fellows Fully Funded, Studio space, room and board, free workshop. Program Highlights: Many different resident programs, exhibitions. Application Fee: Unknown.

Wellsville Creative Arts Center
wellsville-creative-arts-center.com
Location: Wellsville, NY. Duration: 1 year Aug- Aug. App Deadline: May 15th. Funding: Studio space, free firing, material discounts in exchange for 10 hr work/week. Program Highlights: Teaching opportunity, exhibition, sales in the gallery. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Saratoga Clay Arts Center
www.saratogaclayarts.org/
Location: Schuylerville, NY. Duration: 1 year and 3 mo. App Deadline: April/May. Funding: Fully Funded, Semi-Private Studio space, free firing, living accommodations, $200 Stipend, Free classes in exchange for 15 hr/ week work trade. Program Highlights: Teaching opportunity, Solo exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


North Carolina

McColl Center for Visual Art
mccollcenter.org
Location: Charlotte, NC. Duration: 3 mo. App Deadline: June. Funding: Fully Funded, studio space, apartment, $2,000/ mo, $2000 materials stipend. Program Highlights: Group Exhibition, documentation. Application Fee: Unknown.

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts
odysseyclayworks.com
Location: Asheville, NC. Duration: 18 -24 months. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Studio space, material discount in exchange for 8hr/ week. Program Highlights: Exhibition, teaching opportunity. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Penland School of Crafts
penland.org
Location: Penland, NC. Duration: 3 years. App Deadline: Jan 15th, 2023. Funding: Resident fee of about $200/ mo for unfurnished housing, studio space. Program Highlights: Exhibition, teaching opportunity, strong community support, access to kilns. Application Fee: Unknown.

Pocosin Arts
pocosinarts.org
Location: Columbia, NC. Duration: 5 mo. Jan5th – May 20th. App Deadline: Nov. 1st Funding: Free housing/utilities, shared kitchen/laundry facilities, personal workspace in the preferred primary studio. Optional employment in campus duties for up to eight hours per week at $15/hour. Residents also receive 60% on sales or commissions of their work through Pocosin’s gallery. Program Highlights: Exhibition, teaching opportunity. Access to all of their studios: metalsmithing, clay, wood, and the Smith Digital Fabrication Studio. Application Fee: Unknown.

Wildacres Retreat
wildacres.org
Location: Little Switzerland, NC. Duration: 1-2 weeks. App Deadline: Nov. Funding: Fully Funded Studio space, furnished housing, meals. Program Highlights: Gas kilns. Application Fee: $25

Mars Hill Center for Ceramic Arts
mhu.edu
Location: Mars Hill, NC. Duration: Sept 1st – Nov 30th. App Deadline: TBA. Funding: Fully Funded Stipend includes $1000 per month, some materials, free firings. Shared private studio with one student. No housing. Opportunities and responsibilities: 15 hours per week doing studio maintenance, glaze/clay mixing, kiln loading, lab hours
with students. Program Highlights: Exhibit during AiR, leave bisque ware for the boneyard. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts
thebascom.org
Location: Highlands, NC. Duration: Varies. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Multiple residencies offered; Some with studio space, furnished housing, paid to teach. Program Highlights: Teaching experience. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

North Carolina Pottery Center
ncpotterycenter.org
Location: Seagrove, NC. Duration: 3- 6 mo. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Fully Funded Studio space, Furnished housing, stipend $500/mo, 250# clay/mo in exchange for upkeep and teaching. Program Highlights: Teaching experience, strong pottery community. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Sawtooth School For Visual Art
sawtooth.org
Location: Winston-Salem, NC. Duration: 1-2 years. App Deadline: March 15th. Funding: includes: Semi-private studio space, access to the community studios, and glaze lab. Resident receives SSVA cost on all materials, clay, and glazes. Residents receive free bisque and glaze firings at the discretion of the director of ceramics. Program Highlights: Teaching positions are paid. Residents are encouraged to have work for sale in our sales gallery and are given the opportunity to schedule an exhibit in the SSVA Gallery. Application Fee: Unknown.

STARworks
starworksnc.org
Location: Star, NC. Duration: 1- 5 mo. App Deadline: April 15th. Funding: Studio space, paid to teach workshops, 300# clay, subsidized housing $300/mo.  Program Highlights: Teaching experience, gallery representation, artist talk, strong pottery community. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


North Dakota

University of North Dakota
und.edu
Location: Grand Forks, ND. Duration: 1 -2 years. App Deadline: Open until filled. Funding: Studio space, housing, materials, and firing for weekly studio maintenance and participation in pedagogical activities. Program Highlights: Solo or 2 person exhibition.  Inquire: wesley.smith@und.edu Application Fee: Unknown.


Ohio

Core Clay
coreclay.com
Location: Cincinnati, OH. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: Sept, Jan. Funding: Studio space, housing, materials at a cost in exchange for 10hr/week and teaching. Program Highlights: Exhibition. Application Fee: Unknown.

Queen City Clay
queencityclay.com
Location: Norwood, OH. Duration: 1 mo – 1 year. App Deadline: Sept, Jan. Funding: Private studio space, 20% off materials and clay at cost. in exchange for 8 hr/week and teaching. Program Highlights: Exhibition, teaching experience, community involvement. Application Fee: $25.


Oklahoma

Tulsa Arts
tulsaartistfellowship.org
Location: Tulsa, OK. Duration: 2 year. App Deadline: Spring. Funding: Fully Funded Studio space, fully subsidized housing, and $20,000 stipend per year. Program Highlights: Many fellows a year, new program as of 2019. Application Fee: Unknown.


Oregon

Caldera Arts Center
calderaarts.org
Location: Sisters, OR. Duration: 2, 3.5 weeks. App Deadline: June. Funding: Studio space, private cabin, stipend depending on funding. Program Highlights: Remote location. Application Fee: Unknown.

PLAYA
playasummerlake.org
Location: Summer Lake, OR. Duration: 5 – 26 days. App Deadline: March, Sept. Funding: Studio space, common living. Program Highlights: Remote location. Application Fee: $15.

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
sitkacenter.org
Location: Otis, OR. Duration: Fall: Oct – Jan; Spring: Jan-April. App Deadline: TBA Funding: No residency fee. Program Highlights: Present during show and tell events. Application Fee: $25.

Clay Space
https://www.clayspaceeugene.com/
Location: Eugene, OR. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: April. Sept. Funding: Studio space, materials at cost, firings in exchange for 15 hr/week. Program Highlights: Gas and raku kilns, pizza oven. Teaching opportunity. Application Fee: $25.


Pennsylvania

The Clay Studio-Philadelphia
theclaystudio.org
Location: Philadelphia, PA. Duration: 1 -5 years. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding: Studio space and $250/ mo stipend. Program Highlights: Solo exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply, fee optional.

GoggleWorks
goggleworks.submittable.com
Location: Reading, PA. Duration: Varies. Month and year leases.  Funding: Studio space and use of facilities for subsidized rent. Program Highlights: Closing exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Touchstone Center for Crafts
touchstonecrafts.org
Location: Farmington, PA. Duration: 2-4 weeks.  App Deadline: TBA. Funding/Cost: Fees for studio access and housing. Program Highlights: potential teaching opportunities, presentations, demonstrations, exhibitions, and gallery sales. Application Fee: Unknown.

Pittsburg Center for Arts and Media
pghartsmedia.org
Location: Pittsburg, PA. Duration: 8-9 months.  App Deadline: July 15th. Funding: a semi-private studio space, access to all equipment, 600 pounds of studio clay, studio glazes, access to all studio firings, and a supportive community of artists in exchange for 15–20 hours per week on studio maintenance. Program Highlights: teaching opportunities, sales opportunities, and an exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology
brockwaycatart.org
Location: Pittsburgh, PA. Duration:  1 – 2 years. App Deadline: May 15th. Funding: Studio space, shared housing, facility usage in exchange for 25 hr/week. Program Highlights: Sales and paid teaching opportunities and solo exhibition. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Dickinson College (Sylvia J. Smith Artist in Residence)
dickinson.edu
Location: Carlisle, PA. Duration: 6-8 Weeks. App Deadline: August 1. Funding (19-20): $7200 Stipend (combined Living and Materials) Program Highlights: On-campus housing accommodations, private studio, and access to Art School facilities. Solo exhibition at College Gallery and interactions with students and contribution of one piece to the Department of Art & Art History for the collection. Application Fee: Unknown.


Rhode Island

Arch Contemporary Ceramics
archcontemporary.com
Location: Tiverton, RI. Duration: Short and long term. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Studio space and other perks depending on various opportunities. Program Highlights: Sales and paid teaching opportunities and gallery representation. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

The Steel Yard
thesteelyard.org
Location: Providence, RI. Duration: 1-12 months. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding: 24/7 studio access, personal storage/workspace, monthly complimentary electric firings, community cohort. Stipend includes Merit Fellowship, Kiln Fellowship. Fellowships support established artists and community leaders with full access to our studio and tools. Kiln and Merit Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $500 in exchange
for overseeing and management of the shared ceramics studio for 20 hours a week. Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Tennessee

Appalachian Center for Crafts
tntech.edu
Location: Cookeville, TN. Duration: 1 – 2 years. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Studio space, shared housing, small stipend in exchange for 20 hr/week. Program Highlights: MFA preferred. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
arrowmont.org
Applications are not open for the 2021-2022 period at this time due to COVID-19
Location: Gatlinburg, TN. Duration: 11 mo, June – May. App Deadline: Feb. Funding: Fully Funded Studio space, shared onsite furnished housing, meals (during workshops), stipend in exchange for 10 hr/week. Program Highlights: Exhibition, paid teaching, and sales opportunities. Application Fee: Unknown.

Mighty Mud
mightymud.com
Location: Knoxville, TN. Duration: Open. App Deadline: July 15th. Funding: Studio space, $200 monthly stipend, clay and glaze materials in exchange for 7 hr/week studio maintenance. Program Highlights: Paid teaching opportunity and solo show.  Application Fee: Free to Apply.


Texas

The Glassell School of Art
mfah.org
Location: Houston, TX. Duration: 9 -18 mo. App Deadline: April. Funding: Fully Funded, studio space, $20,000 stipend. Program Highlights: Biweekly discussions with the resident group. (Inquire about ceramics facilities) Application Fee: $12

Midwestern State University (MSU)
msutexas.edu
Location: Wichita Falls, TX. Duration: 1 year. App Deadline: March 1st. Funding: Fully Funded, Studio space, Stipend includes: $6000 per year, reasonably priced on-campus housing with utilities, and the possibility of teaching one class per semester at $2500 per class. Program Highlights: An exhibition at MSU, mentorship, and professional development.  Application Fee: Unknown.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
crafthouston.org
Location: Houston, TX. Duration: 3-12 mo. App Deadline: Varies. Funding: Studio space, $1,000/mo stipend. Program Highlights: Closing Exhibition, teaching opportunity. Application Fee: Unknown.


Vermont

Vermont Studio Center
vermontstudiocenter.org
Location: Johnson, VT. Duration: 1 mo. App Deadline: Varies. Funding: Fellows Fully Funded, private studio space, shared housing, and meals. Program Highlights: Interdisciplinary, inquire for ceramics facilities.  Application Fee: Unknown.


Virgina

Cub Creek Foundation
cubcreek.org
Location: Appomattox, VA. Duration: 3 mo. – 1 year. App Deadline: Varies. Funding: Studio space, shared housing and free wood firing, access to facilities, materials at cost for a resident fee of $575/mo. Program Highlights: Great for a wood fire. Application Fee: $25.

Workhouse Arts Center
workhousearts.org
Location: Lorton, VA. Duration: 6 mo. -3 years. App Deadline: Ongoing. Funding: Studio space, use of kilns for a resident fee of $370/mo.  Application Fee: $30.

Torpedo Factory
torpedofactory.org
Location: Alexandria, VA. Duration: 3 mo. App Deadline: Varies. Funding: Studio space, use of facilities, and $500 stipend for supplies. Program Highlights: Selling opportunity, a large community of artists, and a group show at end of the residency. Application Fee: Unknown.

VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts)
vcca.com
Location: Amherst, VA. Duration: 2-8 weeks. App Deadline: January 15th. Funding: Fellows Fully Funded, studio space, lodging, and meals. Program Highlights: Selling opportunity, a large community of artists. Application Fee: $50.


Washington

Pottery Northwest
potterynorthwest.org
Location: Seattle, WA. Duration: 6 mo – 2 years. App Deadline: Spring. Funding: Studio space, $750 material stipend, paid teaching, use of facilities in exchange for 20 hr/week. Program Highlights: Selling opportunity, teaching. Application Fee: Unknown.

Peninsula College
wixsite.com
Location: Port Angeles, WA. Duration: Mid-September through Late June (9-10 months). App Deadline: May 15h. Funding: Semi-private studio space, use of facilities, and free materials and firings in exchange for 10 hours of work /week. Program Highlights: Exhibition and possible employment opportunity teaching classes. Application Fee: Free to Apply..


Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
jmkac.org
Location: Sheboygan, WI. Duration: 3 mo. App Deadline: Varies. Funding: Fully Funded, studio space, housing, a weekly stipend of $160. Program Highlights: Work within the Kohler factory setting with assistance from industry professionals and unlimited access to their materials. Application Fee: Free to Apply.

Peninsula School of Art 
peninsulaschoolofart.org
Location: Fish Creek, WI. Duration: 6 weeks – 3 sessions offered per year. App Deadline: April 1st. Funding:  Studio space, private room in shared housing, access to multiple studios for $750 per session. Fellowships are available to a selected number of residents. Program Highlights: Studio visit with visiting critic, artist talk, and studio tour available to engage with the public. Application Fee: $35


Wyoming

Jentel Foundation
jentelarts.org
Location: Banner, WI. Duration: 1 mo. App Deadline: Sept, Jan. Funding:  Fully Funded, studio space, housing, $400. Program Highlights: Remote location, inquire about ceramics facilities. Application Fee: Unknown.


Additional Resources

Community studios and colleges offer informal use of studio space in exchange for the upkeep of the studio. In addition, many of the art centers above which offer residencies also have internship programs that offer studio space and an experience that is sure to increase your knowledge base about our medium and field.

A recommended book about Residencies:
Artist Communities by David Biespiel and Tricia Snell.


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