Society of Arts and Crafts’ Artist in Residence Program

Society of Arts and Crafts’ Artist in Residence Program

Ongoing Opportunity

The Society of Arts and Crafts is excited to support an Artist in Residence Program, inaugurated in 2016. This program is designed to give craftspeople an opportunity to work in our studio and offers a unique experience to explore Boston’s diverse cultural and historical offerings. Artists demonstrating their work to guests enlivens the gallery and offers the public exciting opportunities to examine material and technique in a more direct and intimate way. Through this program, the Society continues to support craftspeople and educate the public about the power of craft, and this new initiative furthers the mission in an exciting and engaging way. Please be advised that applicants must be working in craft disciplines; wood, ceramics, glass, metal, fibers.

The space allows us to host low-noise, low-mess methods that do not require large power tools or could be dangerous to the public, but they are open to finding solutions for exciting opportunities. A $750 honorarium is provided. At this time, they cannot provide housing or transportation. The residency period is three months. The Society reads applications on a rolling basis.

In return for 400 sq. ft. of studio space with natural and overhead lighting and a stipend, the Artist in Residence will engage with guests for approximately 24 hours a week while we are open to the public. The artist is expected to work with the Exhibition Associate to present at least two public programs during their residency. Examples include but are not limited to: a workshop, demonstration or artist lecture. 

The Society is are able to provide solid tables on wheels, chairs, and access to Society’s and staff’s areas. Artists are to provide their own tools and supplies.

Find out more information and apply here.
Anne D. Marble
Anne D. Marble
My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two mediums. Displaying a fascination with the way fiber marks clay, my ceramics exhibit just how subtle those marks can be.
Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation…

My artwork talks quietly about the underlying significance of the domestic sphere on artist production. It argues for the relevance of craft, specifically ceramics and fiber arts, by creating a conversation between the two…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.
Howard Silberthau
Howard Silberthau

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece to the viewer . . . no matter
what materials I use is all important.
I use titles to emotionalize these abstract
pieces to help communicate a connection
between the individual and
the universal whole.

In the metal pieces I use recycled aluminum
printing press plates which I sand,
cut and glue onto wood panels, they are
about energy and light, patterns and
motion, all influenced by the microcosm
of life forms, biology, and a
hint of satire.
Dolores Poacelli
Dolores Poacelli

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of…

Relationships
(I always say) are never easy:
especially those between
color, shape, texture, space . . .
and tension.
The relationship of the part to the part,
the part to the whole and the relationship
of the piece…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, art history and/or Nature.
Leslie Grigsby
Leslie Grigsby

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction,…

Leslie, a career professional in the museum field, lives in Wilmington, Delaware and creates her artworks in glass seed beads and thread. Leslie's works variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, art history…

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