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Resident Artist- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Closing on: Feb 29, 2020

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.

Public hours at HCCC are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday, Noon – 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
-$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
-Ceramic artists have access to two, octagonal electric kilns 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 D

uring 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.

Discipline Categories: Visual Arts
Opportunity Types: Residencies