Monday, October 10, 2011
October 28 deadline: Penland School of Crafts, founded in 1929 in
North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a Resident Artist Program which invites artists working in traditional and nontraditional studio crafts to live and work at the school for three years. There are three openings in the program for 2012, to be filled by artists working in books/paper, clay, glass, metals, photography, printmaking, iron, textiles, wood, sculpture, or mixed-media. Studios are available beginning February 2012. Eligible applicants must have a clear objective for their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community. Penland Resident Artists pay $187.50 per month for unfurnished housing and studio space, plus $150 to $200 per month for utilities, depending on the season. Apply with a portfolio of 15-20 images, the primary basis for selection, as well as a personal statement, résumé, and two letters of recommendation. A $25 processing fee is required to apply. Applicants with no prior connection to the school are strongly encouraged to visit or take a class before applying for the program. For more information and submission guidelines click here.