Artist in Residence @ Office for the Arts at Harvard.

About the Artist in Residence Program

Applications for 2022-23 AIR program are due April 1, 2022
Find complete details and a link to upload application materials below. Questions? Email [email protected].

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.

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, 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, 3D clay printer, 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
  • 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
  • must abide by Harvard University Covid-19 policies and practices to Keep Harvard Healthy

Application Process

Applications Due: Friday, April 1st, 2022
Notification of Residency: Friday, April 15th, 2022
Residency Dates: September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

Please upload application materials hereQuestions? Email [email protected].

International applicants, please know that we cannot sponsor nor assist with visas through the Ceramics Program.

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg format at 300 dpi, with images’ longest dimensions approximately 7 inches/2100 pixels. Each image should be labeled with the following format:
    image number_first initial_last name (example: 1_j_smith.jpg, 2_j_smith.jpg, etc.). Images will be used for promotional purposes upon acceptance to the program.
  • Corresponding image list. List should address each image by number in terms of: title, year, size of work, medium/techniques used.
  • Work should be current and completed within the last 2 years
  • List of 3 references – please provide, name, title, mailing and email address and telephone.
  • Notification will be made via email

Current and Past Harvard Ceramics Program Artists in Residence

2021-2022 Artists In Residence: Deighton Abrams, Shea Burke, and Andrew Castañeda
2020-2021 Artist In Residence: Deighton Abrams
2019-2020 Artists in Residence: Paul Briggs, Ruth Easterbrook and Kyle Johns
2018-2019 Artists in Residence: Natalia Arbelaez and Colby Charpentier
2017-2018 Artists in Residence: Stuart Gair and Seth Rainville
2016-2018 Artist in Residence: Mark Burns
2015-2017 Artist in Residence: Salvador Jiménez Flores
2014-2015 Artist in Residence: Jessica Brandl
2011-2012 Artist in Residence: Akio Niisato

Find out more on their WEBSITE.

Artist in Residence: 2021-2022 Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) – Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts

Dates of Residency: August 15, 2021 through August 15, 2022 (one year minimum, with the possibility of one year renewal)

Application Deadline:  Applications received by April 16, 2021, will be given full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

Description: This self-directed, residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with university based studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings. Furthermore, the program is intended to allow a resident the time and space to pursue a body of work in a creative and energetic environment, while enhancing the art program at MSU Texas. The accepted artist will participate within the ceramics area as an adjunct professor, an informal collaborator and mentor for students, while working in the common studio space. To see images of the ceramic studio at MSU Texas, please go to:

MSU Ceramics

Minimum qualifications: An MFA in ceramics (or related discipline) is required. All applicant reviews will be based on portfolio review, qualifications, and individual artistic and professional merit.

Duties and Expectations for the Resident Artist: This is a part-time position.  Work will include a combination of the below duties and activities up to a limit of 19 hours per week (final combination of duties may vary, and will be determined in consultation with the ceramics professor):

  • Assistance with studio management and maintenance, including but not limited to loading and unloading kilns, materials inventory, mixing clay, mixing glaze, firing kilns, equipment repairs and cleaning, etc.
  • Facilitate the making of bowls for the Wichita Falls Empty Bowls event
  • Teach one non-for-credit continuing education course per semester, with the possibility of one additional art foundations or general education (adjunct) class per semester (*)
  • Attend opening receptions and special events
  • Help set up and work the Mother’s Day Ceramic Sale
  • Help fire the wood kiln once per semester
  • Give one public lecture on her/his work
  • Donate one piece of artwork for MSU’s permanent collection
  • Other duties may be assigned by Ceramics professor or Chair of the department

Midwestern provides:

  • A utilities paid apartment located on campus with discounted rent is possible (details to be discussed during the interview process)
  • Reasonable supply of materials and firing privileges
  • A small office with internet access and storage space
  • 24-hour/7 days per week access
  • Studio space in the common 4000 square foot studio area
  • Access to adjunct faculty privileges (library access, wellness center, etc.)
  • Compensation of $6,000 per year, divided throughout the year and paid on hourly rate basis. This is not a stipend.  The resident is paid by the hours worked, which are approximately 12 hours per week.  A timeclock must be used.
  • An exhibition (details to be discussed during the interview process)

* Optional and possible additional compensation of $2,500 for each art foundations or general education course taught as an adjunct professor (combination of all teaching and non-teaching duties to be determined each semester, and will not exceed 19 hours per week or its equivalency for both teaching and non-teaching duties. Up to one adjunct course per semester may be allowed).

The ceramics studio at the Harvey School of Visual Art is equipped with the following (available to the resident artist):

  • Three computer controlled electric kilns
  • Large Brent slab roller
  • Two extruders
  • Three pugmills
  • Soldner mixer
  • Separate well equipped glaze room
  • Spray booth
  • Separate materials and clay mixing/storage room
  • Three 3D ceramic printers
  • 18 electric wheels
  • One wheelchair accessible wheel
  • Ball mill
  • 5,000 square foot covered kiln yard with the following:
  • Two 40 cubic foot computer-controlled Geil car kilns
  • A 30 cubic foot “fast fire” wood kiln
  • Two older updraft kilns
  • A 30 cubic foot downdraft soda kiln
  • A 3 cubic foot updraft test kiln

Artist in residence may have access, by permission, to the following studios:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Metals
  • Printmaking
  • 24 station Adobe Suite equipped Mac lab with large format printers

Application: For consideration, please use a PDF compression software such as SMALLPDF to compress your document, and email it to Steve Hilton at [email protected].  I will not receive your document if you do not compress it to less than 5MB

Please put your documentation in A SINGLE PDF, in the following order:

  • Letter of interest including a short paragraph on what you would like to accomplish while at MSU
  • CV
  • Artist’s statement
  • 20 jpegs of recent work (please note your website URL (web address) if possible) If you list your website address, you do not need to include images in your PDF
  • If available, a minimum of 10 jpegs of student work. These can be on your website as well.
  • Contact information (email and cell phone) for 3 references . . . Please make one reference a graduate ceramic professor and one an undergraduate ceramic professor.  A reference from a current employer is preferred for your third reference.

Questions may be sent to Steve Hilton at:

[email protected]

Midwestern State University is AN EEO/ADAAA COMPLIANCE EMPLOYER

This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.

upcoming deadlines @ Red Lodge Clay Center

Red Lodge Clay Center offers multiple residency opportunities for Artists, Students, Educators, or anyone looking for the time and space to invest in their studio practice. All Residency programs at RLCC include 24/7 access to our fully equipped studio and lodging in one of our two, well-appointed houses located in Downtown Red Lodge. Keep in mind that the Fox Studio building is located 6 miles north of the Resident housing and requires individuals to have their own form of transportation while in residence. For more information about Residency dates, applying, and funding/fees for residencies please click on the listings below.

Long-Term Residency

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2021

Short-Term Residency

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2021

Artist-Invites-Artists Groups

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2021

DO GOOD – MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency

*We will not be accepting applicants for the 2021-22 MJ Do Good Residency. Instead, we are assessing how to adjust this opportunity to create a more pro-active and inclusive Residency for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other historically underrepresented groups. RLCC plans to have a new Residency(ies) established in the coming months to meet this goal.

residency opportunity: Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood’s new Artist-in-Residence program was created for emerging and mid-career artists to directly engage with the site’s unique art, history, and nature. Since its founding in 1838, the Cemetery has inspired generations of painters, writers, and musicians. The artist selected for this program will continue in that rich tradition of creative expression.

The residency is open to those living in New York City and working in the visual and/or performing arts. Special consideration will be given to those whose final project can engage communities within the surrounding neighborhoods of Green-Wood. The artist will be provided an honorarium and studio space in the Historic Landmark Gatehouse on Fort Hamilton Parkway, as well as access to the Cemetery’s professional staff and archives and historical collections. The 9-month residency will take place January – September 2021.

Read more about this incredibly unique opportunity HERE.

And apply HERE.