Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program / Woodstock, NY

Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program, Woodstock NY

Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program / Woodstock, NY
Applications deadline: March 15, 2014

Residency description
The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence program provides artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative space to research and create new work. Lasting four weeks (or a possible eight weeks for ceramic artists), residencies provide artists with private studio space within a community of peers and the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Artists are invited to participate in open studios, work-shares, communal dinners and field trips, or may spend their residency working in the creative solitude of a private studio. Byrdcliffe’s residencies are particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural beauty.

Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and just west of the Hudson River, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony is home to over 80 artists each year, fifty of whom are hosted by the Artist in Residence Program. Beyond the AIR program, the Colony is comprised of more than a dozen artist cottages, the Byrdcliffe Theater, the Byrdcliffe Barn, a tennis court and the Mt. Guardian hiking trail, as well as the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts which is located in the center of Woodstock. Byrdcliffe hosts a regular schedule of artist talks, exhibitions, concerts, theater productions and guided hikes, most of which are year-round. Public events allow artists the opportunity to connect with the community at large. At Byrdcliffe creative time is sacrosanct, and artists are given free rein to decide what activities will contribute to their residency experience. Byrdcliffe offers a unique experience in simplicity of living amid the natural beauty of a 250 acre campus of protected fields and woodland. At the same time, Byrdcliffe provides the opportunity to live in a community of creative people of all ages and backgrounds who are dedicated to honoring the creative spirit.

Eligibility
The main criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AIR program is artistic excellence and a demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Byrdcliffe seeks to pull together artists from varying perspectives and demographics, engaging in a broad range of artistic practices. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply.

Ceramics: Please apply using the Visual Artists’ online application! Byrdcliffe accepts artists working in handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. To be eligible for the residency, artists must have prior experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing.

Selection Committee
Residents are chosen by a selection committee of professionals in the arts. The major criterion for acceptance is proof of serious commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Professional recognition is helpful for admission, but is not essential.

Panelists in the past have included: Gregory Amenoff, Jake Berthot, Joan Snyder, Portia Munson, Melissa Meyer and Donald Elder and literary panelists included Gail Godwin, Matthew Spireng, Martha Frankel (fiction), Olga Broumas (poetry), Gus Schulenburg, Evangeline Morphos, Rob Handel and Nancy Golladay (BMI Faculty).

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Red Lodge Clay Center Long Term Residency / Red Lodge, Montana, USA

Red Lodge Clay Center Long Term Ceramics Residency

Red Lodge Clay Center Long Term Residency / Red Lodge, Montana, USA
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2014

The Long-Term Residency (September 1 - July 31) is ideal for committed individuals in transition from post baccalaureate studies to graduate school, as well as those pursuing the development of professional artistic careers. Self-directed ceramic artists searching for the time, space and resources needed to explore new ideas and create new work will enjoy the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, housing, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.
Application Fee: $40

The Red Lodge Clay Center welcomes applications from ceramic artists who will thrive working as a team, in a community minded atmosphere. The ceramics studio is located approximately six miles north of Red Lodge, 463 Two Mile Bridge Road. A form of transportation is necessary for the duration of the residency. Resident artists have 24-hour access to the ceramics studio. For more detailed information on material needs and studio equipment please contact the Red Lodge Clay Center.

Click here to apply online.

CONTACT
residencies@redlodgeclaycenter.com

Red Lodge Clay Center
123 South Broadway
Red Lodge, Montana 59068
United States

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Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013 / London, UK

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013 / London, UK
Applications deadline: April 7, 2013

Residency description

The V&A is inviting applications from UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice in designing and making ceramics through working with the V&A’s collections and through public engagement activities.

The Residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries, at the V&A in London. This is part of an exciting new programme of residencies specifically situated in the Ceramics galleries. This Residency will take place over a six-month period from October 2013 –March 2014 in London.

The residency is open to UK-based established practitioners. It will provide a monthly bursary (taxable) and additional budget for materials and equipment. A team drawn from the Museum’s staff will provide support throughout the project. We are interested in practitioners who: wish to work with the Museum’s resources and collections; would welcome the opportunity to actively work on projects with the public; and are interested in presenting and interpreting their work for visitors. Applicants should have a track record of innovation and regular exposure of new work, and be able to demonstrate ongoing development in their practice.

The Ceramics Studio is situated in the heart of the extensive Ceramics Galleries. Further multidisciplinary residency studios are situated in the Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A. This programme is integral to the philosophy of the V&A, helping to make the Museum’s learning programmes dynamic and creative. Past Residents have gone on to achieve significant success in their professional careers, winning prizes and securing gallery representation.

Closing date for applications is April 7,  2013.
Interviews will take place on April 24, 2013.

Bursary
The artist will be paid £8,400 during their 6 month residency in monthly instalments. This includes Income Tax and National Insurance. This fee is inclusive of travel costs within the UK and living expenses. There will be an additional budget for studio equipment and materials to be agreed with the Residency Co-ordinator.

Application instructions
Applicants should apply online at the V&A’s website at www.vam.ac.uk/jobs where you will be asked to submit a current CV and complete an application form. In addition to submitting your application on-line, please also upload 8 images of your work with your application.

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Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei

Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei
Applications deadline: March 31, 2013

Residency description
Situated in southwest of Taipei Basin, Yingge is known as Jingdezhen of Taiwan for its plentiful supply of clay, convenient transportation, and various types of kilns. While its neighbor, Sanshia, has a rich cultural heritage, the town is blessed with enchanting historical ambience.

The Yingge Ceramics Museum was opened in 2000. Since then, the museum has dedicated itself to preserving the town’s cultural legacy while instilling new energy into the area. With such conviction, we decide to encourage ceramic artists, both local and foreign, to come experiencing the life in a pottery town through a one-to-three-month short-term residency program.

The residency program is open to both foreign and domestic artists. Interested applicants must have at least two years of experience in ceramic creation.

Residency program is three months in length and takes place from July to November in 2013.

Benefits and Responsibilities
The museum offers each artist in residence:
1) A round-trip travel subsidies (up to the equivalent of high speed rail fare in economy class for domestic travelers/up to the equivalent of international airfare in economy class for international travelers).
2) A daily stipend of NTD$600 (60 USD), which includes income 20% tax withholding (actual NTD$480 per day) up to 90 days.
3) An independent studio apartment, semi-open studio spaces.
4) Basic studio materials needed during the creative process not exceeding NTD$30,000 (1000 USD).

A selection committee composed of relevant experts, scholars, and museum representatives reviews all applicants and decides the final list. A notice will be mailed to all candidates on Apr 15th 2013 after final result is confirmed. The short list of candidates will be posted at the same time on the official website of the museum.

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