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Artists-in-Residence

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

The Artist-in-Residence program supports emerging and mid-career craft artists who want to develop their art in a collaborative, community-based arts center. This residency encourages artists to explore new ideas and further develop their studio practice in craft. Craft Alliance will provide professional development and resources for each artist to help foster their artistic careers. This residency is for a self-motivated and dedicated practicing artist and allows the artist the flexibly to reach their goals. 

This residency has a strong emphasis on teaching and encourages the artist to instruct in our adult education program, summer camps, and get involved with our community outreach programs. Craft Alliance will provide each artist a work space free of charge, access to fully equipped studios, a built-in audience, and opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. Craft Alliance is dedicated to promoting the resident artists both locally and nationally throughout the duration of the residency.

The residencies give the public and students in Craft Alliance’s outreach and education programs the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes involved in creating art with craft materials. Visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch them at work.

Craft Alliance is relocating to a new, larger facility nearby in Fall 2020 and we hope to announce our next residency cycle in fall of 2020. Our aim is that the residency cycle will begin January 2021 and end June 30, 2021. This 6-month residency cycle will be the first in our new Craft Alliance location. More information about our relocation can be found here. We anticipate future residency cycles will be 9-months in duration. 

Qualifications:

Resident artists should have a BA, BFA or MFA degree, and have a focus in clay, metals or fiber. Artists are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working independently yet cooperatively in a professional studio setting.

 

Craft Alliance Offers:

· A semi-private studio space including parking.

· Equipment such as a potter’s wheel or metals work bench can be provided.

· The artists will have access to fully-equipped classroom studios for metals, clay, fiber, and also nearby water/sink facilities.

· A monthly materials stipend

· A professional development stipend of up to $500 to reimburse the artist for outside conferences, entry fees, art fairs, etc.

· Free enrollment to take classes and workshops in our Education center.

· A wide variety of teaching opportunities are available through Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Education Center and Community Outreach Programs.

· During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and may be considered for sales in the Gallery Shop.

· A group exhibition at the end of the residency cycle presented in the exhibition gallery.

 

Resident Artist Responsibilities:

· A minimum of 16 hours of work each week during regularly scheduled times. This includes: working in the gallery shop, studio maintenance and assisting with classes and events.

· Must be in the studio at least 15 hours per week.

· General studio upkeep

· Participate in our annual gala and donate one piece to our silent auction.

· Public speaking events to promote the artist and program.