Artist-in-Residence Program

Young woman sketching



Artists experienced in contemporary metalsmithing/jewelry design are invited to apply for the opportunity to work in the Wilson Metals Studio.  Artists may apply to spend up to 3 months.

The studio houses a wide variety of equipment and provides the resident with a semi-private workspace away from the main work area.  The artist should still plan to work around class schedules however, and is expected to be cooperative within this community studio environment.   A public presentation of the artist’s work will be scheduled during their stay.

  • Applications are taken on an ongoing basis; proposals should be submitted at least six months prior to proposed arrival.
  • Applicants may request a particular block of time during the year.
  • Artists may repeat residencies no more than once every five years.
  • Artists are expected to provide their own transportation and materials.
  • Although a stipend is not included with the residency, teaching opportunities may exist based upon applicant qualifications.
  • Housing is not provided; however, housing may be available depending on length and time of residency.


Residency Application Requirements

Send a letter of application describing your project description or goals of your studio residency to the Metals Department Chair, Jillian Palone. This letter should also include:

  • Résumé, including complete contact information.
  • CDs of your work relating to your interests, or online links.
  • Contact information for two references familiar with your artistic qualifications.
  • Suggested dates you would like to schedule your residency.
  • Collaborations should include a statement of how the artists will work together. (Please specify one contact person.)
  • SASE for return of samples or materials, if appropriate.