The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program

April 1, 2024
Ongoing Applications
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The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and standards, and to work within a community of like-minded individuals in an urban environment for up to three years. The program is designed to reflect a range of experiences and diverse aesthetic approaches, cultures and perspectives. The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program assists artists to become successful members of the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections.

To engage with the community, Residents will give hours to teach classes, workshops, and public demonstrations, offer mentorship to younger artists, and organize group critiques.  The Residents will teach  in the drop-in Community Studio, where free weekly classes will be offered to our local neighbors. These opportunities will channel the Residents' creative energy into different aspects of the organization, inspiring and energizing thousands of our students and community members.  The value to the Residents themselves is a greater array of professional experience, adding new tools that will lead to success in their careers as they move on from The Clay Studio. Additionally, the direct interaction with the larger community will create a more profound sense of accountability to the field at large, laying the foundation for the best kind of citizenship in the art world.

To Apply

Submit a single PDF by email to jzwilling@theclaystudio.org that includes the following:

  • Personal contact information
  • Resume
  • Artist statement
  • A personal statement telling us why you are applying to The Clay Studio, how it will benefit you, and what you feel you have to contribute to The Clay Studio community (250-500 words)
  • Ten digital images - each marked with title, medium, size, date, and a description or statement for each
  • Three references (contact information, no need for letters)

For more information, click here.

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