Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residency Program 2017 – 2018, with stipend

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residency Program 2017 – 2018, with stipend

Deadline: March 1st, 2017

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC is now accepting applications online for their Artist Residency Program for the residency cycle, which begins in September and ends in August.

Media Accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media

Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios 24 hours per week and at least two weekends per month during HCCC public hours.

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.

  • 5 to10 residencies awarded
  • 3, 6, 9, and 12 month residencies available
  • Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
  • Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel
  • $500 monthly stipend
  • $300 quarterly housing/materials allowance
  • 24 hour access to 200-square-foot artist studios equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access
  • Wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents
  • During the residency, artists’ creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery
  • Additional opportunities, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle

Application Requirements: 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.
  2. Resume: 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 3 references. The recommenders 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 2 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 US— green card or appropriate visa—with application.

Website link: https://www.crafthouston.org/artists/residents/apply-to-program/

About: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.

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