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The Artists-In-Residence program supports emerging and mid-career craft artists who want to develop their art in a collaborative, community-based art center. This residency encourages artists to explore new ideas and further develop their studio practice in craft.

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For over 15 years, the Craft Alliance Artists-in-Residence program has given early-career artists engaging with craft the space and professional support to build their practice through teaching opportunities, studio access, material, and professional development stipends, and exhibition and programming opportunities. For nearly 60 years, Craft Alliance has been a center for craft education in the St. Louis region, providing adult and youth education in 6 studio areas, exhibiting national and regional craft artists, and creating accessible programs for local schools. Craft Alliance invites up to three artists to participate in a 11 month program that begins in September and ends in July. Artists share a private studio and have access to Craft Alliance's six main studio areas outside of class; receive a monthly materials stipend and professional development reimbursement fund; tuition waivers for workshops per session; teaching and other professional development opportunities; and a culminating group exhibition in Craft Alliance Staenberg Gallery. Craft Alliance is please to announce the 2022-2023 Artists-In-Residence: Mee Jey and Marina Peng.

Support for the Artists-In-Residence Program comes from The Whitaker Foundation

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2023-24 Artists-In-Residence Applications are NOW OPEN! 


Related Events:

Program Q &A

3/17/23 | 5-6pm

Interested in applying for the Artists-in-Residence program at Craft Alliance, but have questions? Attend one of our Q&A sessions and meet with program director, Grant Benoit and current Artists-in-Residence Marina Peng and Mee Jey. Bring your questions and tour the facilities to see if the Craft Alliance Artist Residency program is a good fit for your goals. After the Q&A, see what the Maker District has to offer for the March Third Friday!

Application Q & A

4/16/23 | 2-5 pm

Interested in applying for the Artists-in-Residence program at Craft Alliance, but have questions about your application materials? Sign up for an application review session with program director Grant Benoit for feedback on application materials and to answer any programmatic questions. Space is limited, and application materials must be submitted when you sign up for a slot. Sign up for a review session here


Important Dates:

Application portal closes : 5/26/23

Semi-Finalist interviews begin: 6/19/23

2023-24 Cohort announcement: 7/7/23

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2022-2023 Artists-In-Residence 

Marina Peng

Monday, August 1, 2022 to Monday, July 31, 2023

Mee Jey

Monday, August 1, 2022 to Monday, July 31, 2023