Artist in Residence

2016 - 2017 Artists in Residence

About the Artist in Residence Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Notification of Residency: May 11, 2016
Residency Dates: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017

The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program.

The Artist in Residence Program offers 

  • Personal studio space (60 sq. ft.) in addition to use of common studio space
  • 7 day studio access
  • Free access to materials - clay, glaze and use of kilns (electric, saggar, wood fire, soda and gas) up to excess
  • Opportunities to take classes and firing workshops within the program
  • Paid teaching opportunities within the program
  • Solo exhibition in Gallery 224 of work completed during residency
  • Attend visiting artist workshops and symposium offered within the program
  • Exhibition/sales opportunities in two annual Show and Sales
  • Access to studio equipment including slab roller, extruder, spray booth, plaster mold-making room and glaze mixing area
  • Access to studio lighting and background material for documenting work
  • Website visibility
  • Access to Harvard University Library and Museums with provided ID.

Expectations of Artist in Residence 

  • One year commitment
  • Must spend 20 hours/week of time dedicated to personal work
  • Must spend 5 hours/week dedicated to work within the program
  • One public workshop presentation
  • Provide presentations to classes
  • Participation in program events and special projects with the Harvard Community 
  • Artist is asked to leave one work for the permanent collection
  • Responsible for own housing 

Application Process

Application can be submitted via hardcopy or provide us with a link to an on-line, downloadable, file-storage site (i.e. Dropbox):

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg format at 300 dpi, with images' longest dimensions exactly 7 inches/2100 pixels. Each image should be labeled with the following format:
    image number_first initial_last name (example: 1_j_smith.jpg, 2_j_smith.jpg, etc.). Images will be used for promotional purposes upon acceptance to the program.
  • Corresponding image list. List should address each image by number in terms of: title, year, size of work, medium/techniques used.
  • Work should be current and completed within the last 2 years
  • List of 3 references - please provide, name, title, mailing and email address and telephone.
  • No discs will be returned if sending hardcopy
  • THERE IS NO FEE FOR APPLICATION
  • Notification will be made via email

Send invitation to online, downloadable file storage site:
Kathy King, Director of Education, at kking@fas.harvard.edu

If sending hardcopy, mail to the following address:

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Attn: Artist in Residence Program 
224 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Important Dates

April 15, 2016 - Application materials must be submitted
April 25 – May 3 - Finalists will be notified to arrange a phone/Skype interview with Co-Directors Kathy King, Director of Education and Shawn Panepinto, Director of Operations. 
May 11, 2016 - Notification will be made via email.
May 30, 2016 - Selected artist must accept or decline the residency.

All interested individuals are welcome to visit the Ceramics Program prior to application and or acceptance. To arrange a visit and receive more information, contact Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas or Shawn Panepinto, Director of Studio Operations and Outreach at panepint@fas or call 617-495-8680.

Previous Artists in Residence

2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence: Jessica Brandl
2011-2012 Artist in Residence: Akio Niisato