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CERAMICS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM AT BYRDCLIFFE

Every year the Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence program provides over 60 visual artists, writers, architects, and composers of exceptional talent uninterrupted creative time within the serene natural setting of the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. The major criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence or proof of serious commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Each 4-week session is limited to 18-21 artists.

Ceramic artists may apply for 1, 2 or 4 sessions. In the visual arts application, they will also be asked to indicate their level of experience and areas of expertise. And, in addition to the visual arts support materials, ceramic artists will be asked to indicate their experience in glaze mixing and kiln firing.

 

LIVING AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

Artists-in-residence stay in the Villetta Inn or Eastover, two spacious buildings with communal dining rooms. Residents have their own bedroom and separate studio. Private cottages (for couples) are also available. Ceramic residents work in private studios at the Byrdclife Barn.

CERAMICS EQUIPMENT

  • 15 cu. ft. gas downdraft kiln
  • 70 cu. ft. gas downdraft car kiln
  • 28 cu. ft. gas downdraft soda kiln
  • two Skutt KM1027 electric kilns
  • Soldner clay mixer
  • Shimpo de-airing pugmill mixer
  • Brent slab roller
  • and almost every major manufactured pottery wheel

There is a large pottery supply store, Bailey Pottery about a 20-minute drive from Byrdcliffe.

LENGTH OF STAY

1-4 months, June through September; check 2020 session dates here.

FEES AND FELLOWSHIPS

Residency fee is $750; subsidies are available based on need and merit. Annual fellowships are available for artists of color, LGBTQ artists, and artists affected by natural disaster. Materials and firings are not included in the fee. Read more about Byrdcliffe AiR Program Fellowships

2020 ONLINE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!

DEADLINE MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 15, 2020.

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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Natural Disaster Relief Fellowships for visual artists are available through March 15, 2020 for a $5 discounted application fee. Application fees are $30 before January 15 and $35 thereafter. Notifications are sent in late March and early April.

If you have any questions, please send email to ceramics@woodstockguild.org.

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