Artist in Residence

Announcing our 2018 - 2019 Artists in Residence

Save the dates! 2017-18 AIR exhibitions

2017-18 Artists in Residence Stuart Gair and Seth Rainville are preparing for their final exhibitions which will mark the end of their residency.

Stuart Gair exhibition dates: July 13 - August 11
Master Class Workshop July 21-22 (register) 
Gallery Reception: July 21

Seth Rainville exhibition dates: August 27 - September 30
Reception: September 8

2017 - 2018 Artists in Residence

About the Artist in Residence Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018 (midnight)
Notification of Residency: May 7, 2018
Residency Dates: September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

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 for both community and academic based classes.
  • 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
  • Opportunities for participation in academic collaborations with the Harvard community

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 files in a folder labeled with your name on Dropbox or Google Docs to kking@fas.harvard.edu

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg format at 300 dpi, with images' longest dimensions approximately 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.
  • THERE IS NO FEE FOR APPLICATION
  • Notification will be made via email

Send invitation to online, downloadable file storage site (Google Docs or Dropbox preferred):
Kathy King, Director of Education, at kking@fas.harvard.edu

Important Dates

April 15, 2018 - 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 7, 2018 - Notification will be made via email.
May 30, 2018 - 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 Operations at panepint@fas or call 617-495-8680.

Previous Artists in Residence

2015-2017 Artist-in-Residence: Salvador Jiménez Flores
2014-2015 Artist-in-Residence: Jessica Brandl
2011-2012 Artist in Residence: Akio Niisato