Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence
This Deadline Expired: Monday, March 18, 2019
Over the course of 9 months, residents delve into a full curriculum underscored by continuous critical dialogue. Ongoing conversations allow artists to foster greater consciousness within their practices and center their work. Through balanced examination of historical and topical practices, our residents develop contemporary works with a solid appreciation for our common artistic heritage. At AIR, students are able to advance and elevate their work, actively pursue their career ambitions, and share their knowledge outside of the studio walls.
- Structured curriculum focused on technical classes, craft theory, the history and conservation of textiles, and professional development. Each are designed to cultivate artistic rigor and elucidate practice. (3) months are spent in technical workshops exploring weaving, printing and dyeing methods, needle arts, sculpture, drawing, and more; followed by (3) months of textile history, conservation and craft theory; concluding with (3) months of professional development, including grant writing, art law, branding, photography, sourcing and business strategies. Classes are taught by TAC staff as well as visiting instructors and professionals.
- Group salon-style critiques and individual critiques with guests critics from galleries, museums, fine arts and textile industry. A sampling of guest critics and mentors include: Sarah Scaturro (The Costume Institute), Gina Gregorio (PRATT, RISD), Pascale Gueracague (Lululemon), Grace Bonney (Design Sponge), Tara St. James (Study NY, BFDA), Sabrina Gschwandtner, Rebecca Kelly (FIT), Sarah Byrd (FIT, NYU), Annie Coggan (AIR Alumni, PRATT, SVA), Carin Kuoni (Vera List Center), Alexa Winton (Parsons), Marci McDade (Surface Design Journal), Liz Collins, Elana Herzog, Elissa Auther (MAD), Shannon Stratton, Erin M Riley, Pascale Gatzen (ArtEZ), Natalia Nakazawa (EFA), Carolyn Sycles (Abrons Arts Center), Samantha Bittman
- Group exhibition, including artist talk and catalog.
- Access to TAC’s studio, resources and fiber arts community
- Exposure through TAC marketing and social media
- $750 worth of free classes at Textile Arts Center, followed by 30% off all additional classes taken
- 24/7 access to personal 8’ x 8’, well-lit space. Each space has 3 full walls, including shelving, as well as a “tack” wall.
- 24/7 access to TAC studio and equipment (includes floor looms; home and industrial sewing machines; knitting machines; drying rack; utility sink; dye lab for natural and synthetic dyes; washer/dryer; steamer; screen printing facilities which include 3 yardage tables, large exposure unit and washout booth)
Deadline: March 18, 2019
Last day for clarification: March 14th
Application Fee: $25 through March 3rd, $35 March 4th-March 18th
Applications online through SlideRoom: https://tac.slideroom.com/#/
If you have any questions please contact Isa Rodrigues, firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by for a studio tour.