Houston Center for Contemporary Craft - Artist Residency Program
Media Accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media
Access to wide variety of professional opportunities and resources!
· Five to ten residencies awarded
· Three, six, nine or twelve-month residencies
· Stipend & modest housing allowance
· Free studio space with 24hr access
· Ongoing professional development
Contact person: Natalie Svacina
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.
Media accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, and Mixed Media
· 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
· $600 monthly stipend that includes a housing/materials allowance
· 24/7 access to 200-square-foot studio equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access
· 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’ creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Gallery (sales gallery)
· Additional opportunities, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals
· Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle
When you complete the online application, you will be asked to provide the following information:
1. Letter of Intent
In one page or less, provide a brief description of your work or project to be completed while in residence, your career direction, and why you should be awarded a residency at HCCC.
Three pages or less.
3. Artist Statement
In one page or less, describe your creative work, process, technique, and conceptual development.
4. Three Letters of Recommendation
You will be asked to provide contact information for three references. These references will receive an e-mail with uploading instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation online.
5. Images of 10 Works Created within the Last Two Years
Upload one wide shot and one detail of each piece for a total number of 20 images
6. International Applicants – Proof of Eligibility to Work in the U.S.
International Applicants must provide proof of ability to work in the U.S.— green card or appropriate visa—with application.