Artists interested in devoted studio time to work are encouraged to apply for a residency in one of three departments: Printmaking, Paper & Book Arts, or Jewelry & Small Metals.
- 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.
Artists experienced in printmaking are invited to apply for the opportunity to spend up to 3 months working in the Flohr Print Studio at the Southwest School of Art, with access to studio equipment.
The artist is expected to work around scheduled classes and be comfortable, considerate and cooperative in an open studio environment. We will teach experienced intaglio printmakers non-toxic alternatives.
Paper & Book Arts Department
Artists experienced in letterpress, book arts and/or papermaking are invited to apply for the opportunity to work in the Picante Paper Studio and/or the Book Arts Studio. Residencies may last one week up to a semester in length. The program includes access to equipment in either or both studios.
Artists are expected to work around scheduled classes and be comfortable, considerate and cooperative in an open studio environment. The studios have limited storage space and artists are expected to clean work area at the end of the day. Hours of access vary through the year. Collaborations will be considered.
Jewelry & Small Metals
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.
Residency Application Requirements
Send a letter of application describing your project description or goals of your studio residency to the appropriate department. 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.