Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (MT), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residencies 2019 – 2020

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Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (MT), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residencies 2019 – 2020

Deadline: March 1st, 2019

From their website: What defines a Bray residency and the reasons for doing one turn out to be as varied and unique as the individuals involved. Some artists come to develop a portfolio for graduate school, some use their residency as a transition from school to establishing their own studio and others see it as a chance to escape from daily routine and recharge their creative enthusiasm. For all artists, it is a period of time to focus intensely on their work, explore new ideas and techniques, and push their work to new levels.

Probably the most important reason for coming to the Bray is the opportunity to work within a community of artists actively creating art. At the Bray, artists from around the world with a vast range of experiences and diverse aesthetic approaches, cultures and perspectives come together. Sharing discoveries, frustrations and triumphs, and working together over an extended period of time establishes friendships and connections that open new paths, develop careers, and change lives.

Residency Options: Residencies range from a few months (short-term and summer) to up to two years (long-term). New residents are chosen once a year in March by the Bray’s director and a rotating jury of two other ceramic artists. The selections are based on the quality of the work, its artistic merit, and the diversity of the prospective group in terms of work, background, and stage of career development. The diversity of the group is very important; an undergraduate doing figurative sculpture may be working next to a retired professor making functional pots, and each will learn from and teach the other.

Fellowships & scholarships link:http://www.archiebray.org/residence_program/fellowships_scholarships.html

Residency application information: http://www.archiebray.org/residence_program/application.html

About: The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (MT), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residencies is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously and sincerely interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work.” Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics. They are located in Helena, Montana.

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