Artist Residency Program

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Entry Deadline: Mar. 1

4848 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE 713-529-4848

To apply:
The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.

5 to 10 Residencies Awarded
Available in 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month time periods from September to August $600 monthly stipend including housing/materials allowance 24/7 access to 200-square-foot studio with sink, telephone, and wireless Internet access Wide variety of resources, including teaching opportunities through HCCC, collaboration with fellow residents, and professional development opportunities with local museums, art professionals, and collectors Residents’ work is represented by HCCC and considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery Group exhibition at the end of residency cycle

Applicants must provide the following information:
Letter of Intent
In one page or less, describe the work to be completed while in residence, your career direction, and why you should be awarded a residency at HCCC.

  • Resume
    – Three pages or less.
  • – Artist Statement
  • – In one page or less, describe your work, process, technique, and       conceptual development.
  • -Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Provide contact information for three references. These references will receive an email instructing them how to submit their recommendation online.
  • Images of 10 Works Created within the Last 2 Years
    Upload one wide shot and one detail of each piece (20 images total).
  • Proof of Eligibility to Work in the U.S.
    International Applicants must provide proof of ability to work in the U.S.— green card or appropriate visa.

Direct any concerns to Natalie Svacina: [email protected]

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