The Resident Artist Program
District Clay Resident Artist Applications for 2019-20 are now closed.
To see our current resident artists, click here.
Key 2020-21 Resident Artist Dates:
Residency applications open: 1/30/2020
Residency applications close: midnight 5/1/2020
Notifications sent by: 5/20/2020
Residency period: 1 year beginning August 2020
Our Resident Artist program offers three post BFA and MFA students the opportunity to work at the DCC for a one year period of time in order to build a body of work.
Resident Artists are provided with a private studio (@ 8' x 10'), 24/7 access to the Center and use of all studio equipment. They also receive 500 lbs of free clay and firing fees, can participate in a closing show in the District Clay Gallery and will have regular meetings/critiques with visiting workshop artists and exhibitors.
Each resident artist receives a stipend of $900/month. In return, resident artists are asked to assist at the Center for 20 hours per week in a key management/supervisory positions.
Income producing opportunities include teaching specialized classes at the Center, producing a workshop and teaching weekly classes. We have a profit sharing arrangement for workshops and intensive classes.
For a PDF explanation of the DCC residency program, please click here.
If you have questions about the program, please send an email to Cass Johnson (cass (at) districtclaycenter.com).
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Sharing the Knowledge
Resident Artists are expected to be collaborative in nature, to work with DCC artists, give a lecture to our students on their work and they will also have the opportunity to hold an exhibition in the DCC Gallery at the end of their session. Teaching specialized classes or creating a workshop are an option if income producing activities are of interest.