Resident Artist Program: The Clay Studio
deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Fellowships and Funding:
The Clay Studio is pleased to announce that in 2021 a major grant from the Windgate Foundation will allow them to offer greater financial support to each Resident Artist. The normal Program Fee/Rent ($200/month) will be completely waived, and each Resident will be offered a Fellowship granting a $250/month stipend.
About the Program:
The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment for up to five years. The program is designed to reflect a range of experiences and diverse aesthetic approaches, cultures and perspectives.One of the longest ceramic residencies in the world, The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program allows artists to become successful members of The Clay Studio community, and the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections as well.
A residency at The Clay Studio includes:
- Personal studio space (approximately 185-195 sq. ft.)
- Use of four electric and two gas kilns (specs available upon request)
- A full stocked glaze mixing area
- Teaching opportunities
- A solo exhibition after the artist has been in residence for 24 months
- Group exhibition opportunities
- Grant writing support from Clay Studio’s development staff
- Professional support from the curator and other staff
Resident Responsibilities Include
- An active member of the Resident cohort and The Clay Studio community
- Monthly volunteering teaching in their Community Studio or comenserate
- Monthly event (alternatively Resident meetings and group art discussions)
- Active use of the Studio space
- One month a year of studio cleaning duties
- Agree to The Clay Studio Code of Conduct Policy
- Cover cost of materials and firing fees
Application deadline: June 30, 2021
How to Apply:
Click here to apply! The application will include:
- Personal contact information
- Artist statement
- A personal statement detailing why you are applying to The Clay Studio, how it will benefit you, and what you feel you have to contribute to The Clay Studio community
- Ten digital images
- A corresponding image list that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date
- Three references
- Application fee – Waived – you may choose to pay full or partial fee as a donation. The fee is not required for your application to be accepted.
The current Resident Artists, Jennifer Zwilling the Curator of Artistic Programs, and Linda Lopez, the Clay Studio’s distinguished guest juror for 2020 will review and rank applicants. The Curator of Artistic Programs will then interview a small group of applicants based on the initial ranking. Curator Jennifer Zwilling will conduct interviews by phone, at The Clay Studio, or at NCECA. Spaces in the program are made available as current residents reach their five year term limit or leave the program before their term is up. The number of spots available is not known until the time of application review. All interested individuals are strongly encouraged to visit The Clay Studio prior to applying.
Subject line: Resident Artist Application
Notification will be made via email.
For more information, and to learn more about The Clay Studio, please visit their website.