Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Artist Residency Program
This Deadline Expired: Monday, March 1, 2021
The application for the 2021-2022 artist residency cycle is open January 1 – March 1, 2021. This year, there is no application fee!
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Program Info & Requirements
Media accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, and Mixed Media
Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios for two days per week during HCCC public hours. All resident artists are required to open their studios to public interaction on Saturdays and one other day of the week (TBD), as well as during exhibition openings and specific educational programs on the evenings and weekends. Applicants should consider the public-facing nature of the residencies and the fact that a major goal of the program is to provide visitors with an opportunity to explore contemporary craft through engaging with working artists.
Benefits of the residency include 24/7 access to studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, a monthly stipend that includes a small housing/materials allowance, and the opportunity to give an artist talk.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public hours are currently Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. By this fall, public hours are expected to be Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in April.
- Five-to-10 residencies awarded
- Residencies available in three-, six-, nine-, and 12-month time periods
- Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
- Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel
- $1000 monthly stipend that includes a housing/materials allowance
- 24/7 access to 200-square-foot studio equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access
- Ceramic artists have access to an octagonal electric kiln located in an outdoor kiln shed.
- Wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching opportunities through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents
- Ongoing professional development and enrichment opportunities with local museums, art professionals, and collectors
- During the residency, artists have the opportunity to participate in a joint artist talk and display work outside their studios in collaboration with the Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow.
- Upon completion of the residency, artists have the opportunity to show work in the annual In Residence exhibition at HCCC.
- Additional opportunities, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals