Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard (MA), Call for Applicants: Artist in Residence Program

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard (MA), Call for Applicants: Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: April 15th, 2018

The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program. There is no fee to apply.

The Artist in Residence Program offers:
-Personal studio space (60 sq. ft.) in addition to use of common studio space
-7 day studio access
-Free access to materials – clay, glaze and use of kilns (electric, saggar, wood fire, soda and gas) up to excess
-Opportunities to take classes and firing workshops within the program
-Paid teaching opportunities within the program for both community and academic based classes.
-Solo exhibition in Gallery 224 of work completed during residency
-Attend visiting artist workshops and symposium offered within the program
-Exhibition/sales opportunities in two annual Show and Sales
-Access to studio equipment including slab roller, extruder, spray booth, plaster mold-making room and glaze mixing area
-Access to studio lighting and background material for documenting work
-Website visibility
-Access to Harvard University Library and Museums with provided ID
-Opportunities for participation in academic collaborations with the Harvard community

Expectations of Artist in Residence:
-One year commitment
-Must spend 20 hours/week of time dedicated to personal work
-Must spend 5 hours/week dedicated to work within the program
-One public workshop presentation
-Provide presentations to classes
-Participation in program events and special projects with the Harvard Community
-Artist is asked to leave one work for the permanent collection
-Responsible for own housing

For more information and link to apply: https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics-air

About: The Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) supports student engagement in the arts and integrates the arts into University life. Through its programs and services, the OFA teaches and mentors, fosters student art making, connects students to accomplished artists, commissions new work, and partners with local, national, and international constituencies. By supporting the development of students as artists and cultural stewards, the OFA works to enrich society and shape communities in which the arts are a vital part of life.

At its essence, the Office for the Arts champions artists—whether first-year Harvard undergraduates or master innovators. Traditional and contemporary aesthetics are integrated into the teaching of co-curricular courses, as well as in the artistic direction of our ensembles, exhibitions and guest artist programs. The OFA creates connections among practice, theory, and history. It also strives for state-of-the-art practices in the management of many Harvard arts venues.


Important dates: April 15th, 2018 – Application materials must be submitted
April 25th – May 3rd – Finalists will be notified to arrange a phone/Skype interview with Co-Directors Kathy King, Director of Education and Shawn Panepinto, Director of Operations.
May 7th, 2018 – Notification will be made via email.
May 30th, 2018 – Selected artist must accept or decline the residency.

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