UPDATE: Our resident artist program is closed for the remainder of 2018. Please check back with us in January when new residency applications will be posted.
To see our current resident artists, click here.
Residency applications open: 1/15/2019
Residency applications close: 4/12/2019
Notifications send: 5/1/2019
Residency period: 1 year beginning August 1, 2019
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 11'), 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 $800/month. In return, resident artists are asked to assist at the Center for 20 hours per week.
Income producing opportunities include teaching specialized classes at the Center, producing a workshop and putting on a closing exhibition.
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.