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Craft Alliance offers three different residencies. All are located in our Grand Center Kranzberg Education Center. Each residency offers slightly different opportunities based on the structure of the residency.
The Artist-in-Residence program supports emerging and mid-career artists who want to develop their art in a collaborative, community based arts center. This residency, set in the heart of the arts district of St. Louis, has the advantage of an urban environment and exposure to a broad audience. Craft Alliance encourages artists to explore and develop their studio practice.
Community Artist Residency: This residency is geared toward an artist who is passionate about developing and fostering community through art. A major component of this residency will be to work with a local selected student body to develop, execute and install a collaborative student-authored permanent public artwork.
Craft Alliance Studio Artist Residency: This residency supports emerging and mid-career artists who want to develop their art in a collaborative, community based arts center. This residency allows an artist the time and space to farther their art practice and to explore and develop their work.
Media requirements: Fiber, Clay, Small Metals, Wood
Length of Residency: 6 month and 12 month residencies available
Craft Alliance provides:
· A free private studio space (180 square feet) valued at $3,390 for 6 months including parking.
· Each private studio comes with a 6 foot table, chair, shelving unit and air filter. Other equipment such as a potter’s wheel or metals work bench can be provided.
· Each studio opens onto a common area, and the artists will have access to fully equipped classroom studios for metals, clay, fiber, wood turning, and graphics, and also nearby water/sink facilities.
· A professional development stipend of up to $500 to reimburse artists for outside conferences, entry fees, art fairs, etc.
· Artist may take classes free of charge in our Education centers.
· A wide variety of teaching opportunities are available through Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Education Center and Community Outreach Programs.
· Artist receives a monthly stipend.
· During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and may be considered for sales in the Delmar Gallery Shop.
· Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle presented in the Delmar Loop Gallery.
· Must be in the studio at least 20 hours per week, 15 of those hours must be during public hours.
· Resident must create one interaction that engages with the general public, which CA staff will help schedule and promote. Examples of a public engagement are a lecture, a workshop, a pop-up installation, etc.
· Artist must donate one piece of art to CA’s fundraising gala, and if possible be present.
Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel.
Next call for applications will be Spring 2019 for residency cycle July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.