Clay Studio Resident Artist Program / Deadline: April 1

The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 three 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:

  • Brand new facility – purpose built for The Clay Studio
  • Personal studio space (approximately 185-195 sq. ft.)
  • Use of kilns (specs available upon request)
  • A full stocked glaze mixing area
  • Teaching opportunities (more details upon request)
  • A solo exhibition after the artist has been in residence for 24 months
  • Group exhibition opportunities
  • Grant writing support from 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
  • Teaching in our Community Studio or commenserate (one month per year)
  • Mandatory monthly meetings 
  • Active use of the Studio space
  • Agree to The Clay Studio Code of Conduct Policy
  • Cover cost of materials and firing fees
  • Volunteer at TCS Community Studio –

To engage with the community, Residents will give hours to teach classes, workshops, and public demonstrations, offer mentorship to younger artists, and organize group critiques.  The Residents will teach  in the drop-in Community Studio, where free weekly classes will be offered to local neighbors.

Apply Here

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