|Below is a list of residency programs and special opportunities with December/January deadlines. You can find information on hundreds of programs as well as tips for researching and applying for residencies at: www.artistcommunities.org.
Don’t forget, many programs accept applications throughout the year – including Simple Choice Farm (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), The Banff Centre (Banff, Canada), The Center for Contemporary Print Making (Norwalk, CT), Madroño Ranch (Medina, TX),Green Olive Arts (Tetouan, Morocco), Art Students League of New York at Vyt(Orangeburg, NY) and Centre d’art marnay art centre (Marnay sur Seine, France). See all programs with ongoing deadlines here!
Alliance of Artists Communities
Bunnell Street Arts Center (Homer, Alaska United States)
Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, Massachusetts United States)
Artspace Summer Artist Residency (Raleigh, North Carolina United States)
Mesa Refuge (Point Reyes Station, California United States)
The Pfister Hotel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States)
The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Bellagio, Italy)
Arte Studio Ginestrelle (Assisi, Italy)
Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, Colorado United States)
Playa (Near Summer Lake, Lake County, Oregon United States)
Dhillon-Sahib Punjab Artist Residency (Tokyo, Japan)
Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico United States)
Sculpture Space, Inc. (Utica, New York United States)
Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami, Florida United States)
The Corporation of Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York United States)
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony (Ithaca, New York United States)
Cow House Studios (Rathnure, Wexford Ireland)
Elsewhere (Greensboro, North Carolina United States)
The Camargo Foundation Fellowships (Cassis, France)
Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy)
James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Program (Stonington, Connecticut United States)
Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, Wyoming United States)
Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, Washington United States)
Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, Illinois United States)
Siena Art Institute: Summer Residency Program (Siena, Siena Italy)
The Arctic Circle (The Arctic Circle, Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (Rabun Gap, Georgia United States)
The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, New Hampshire United States)
The Rensing Center (Pickens, South Carolina United States)
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) (Amherst, Virginia United States)
Weir Farm Art Center (Wilton, Connecticut United States)
Wildacres Retreat (Little Switzerland, North Carolina United States)
360 Xochi Quetzal (Chapala, Jalisco Mexico)
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council / Workspace (New York, New York United States)
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This summer Sebra Debrecht was awarded Copaken and Brooks Scholarships to travel to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She studied with Joseph Pintz for a two week workshop to learn his hand-building techniques for vessels.
Junior Jose Serrano also attended the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado on Copaken and Brooks Scholarships. The two-week workshop, titled Inventing the Figure, was led by artist Paula Rice. It explored aspects of capturing the human figure through various hand-building techniques.
Jacob Meudt attended a week-long workshop led by Kathy King at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This workshop focused on throwing large work in separate pieces and joining them after the firing.
Senior Shellie Kacillas received the Penland Partnership Scholarship at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She participated in a two week class with George Bowes which challenged each artist to clarify their conceptual intent through the use of material, process, and surface treatments.
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the institution founded in Bentonville, Ark., by Alice L. Walton, the Walmart heiress, is only two years old. But it has embarked on a mission that even more established museums might fear to take on: a comprehensive survey of contemporary American art, formed by visits to hundreds of artists’ studios, large and small, successful and almost unheard-of, across the country.
The resulting show, “State of the Art,” will bring together work by 100 artists for a show that will open on Sept. 13 and continue through Jan. 5, 2015. For the last several months, the museum’s president, Don Bacigalupi, and an assistant curator for special projects, Chad Alligood, have been traveling by plane and car to almost every part of the country, relying on an initial list of 10,000 artists, to find works for the show. They have visited more than 400 studios and artists so far, in dozens of cities but also in rural places so small that the roads to them have not shown up on the curators’ GPS devices.
“State of the Art” could be seen as a traditionalist alternative to a show like the Whitney Biennial, but there are no plans to make it a recurring event.
“We’ve come to recognize that many extraordinary artists may be known in their own locales, but have yet to emerge on the national stage,” Mr. Alligood said. “Their work, however, deserves consideration from a national audience.”
In a written statement, Ms. Walton added: “I received a note from a fifth-grade student from Fort Smith, Ark., named Stephanie, who wrote after her visit to the museum: ‘Before, I looked at art as just something someone painted on a canvas. But now I look at it as something someone put their feelings into and made it from their heart.’ I want everyone to see contemporary art through the eyes of the artists. That’s why we’re doing this.”
Crystal Bridges opened on Nov. 11, 2011, and its attendance surpassed one million visitors over the summer.
Figure Modeling, taught by Scott Seebart, investigates the human form through sculpture, drawing, and the study of artistic anatomy through the use of a live model. The objective of the course is to create an idealized form through clay modeling in the round and in relief, where drawing acts as a complement to the three-dimensional investigation.
Every year graduates from the KCAI ceramics department venture out to share their talents with the rest of the world. Here are a few updates from our alumni!
Brett Ginsburg spent this last summer living in Brooklyn, and participated in an internship at Matthew Barney’s studio in Long Island City, NY, assisting in Barney’s sculptural production. While in New York, he also experienced an array of exhibitions, and visited several artists’ studios. He is currently back in Kansas City, and has been awarded a studio space through Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project.
Jason Segall (class of 1999) Jesse Ring (class of 2006) and Will Preman (class of 2012)
In the fall of 2011, I embarked on a 3-week artist residency at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium. Culturalreproducers.org kindly invited me to report on my experience there with my family. We had an amazing time, and you can read my glowing review here!
New to the Case Study, “We Want to Work With You” highlights companies actively looking to recruit KCAI students and alumni for full-time positions and paid internships. We begin with eksuccess , a multibillion dollar sticker and paper crafts company under the umbrella of Wilton Brands. EKSuccess located near Crown Center in downtown Kansas CIty.
Products by eksuccess include Jolee’s boutique, 3D stickers designers that can be found at Walmart, and K&Company scrapbooks for Target.
Eksuccess’ parent company Wilton Brands also includes paper products, food crafts and other products that celebrate life events. The products are designed in Kansas City and can be found in 27 countries. Larry Hermansen showed AACS around the Kansas City head quarters. Larry is happy to speak to any of our students about opportunities with the company and how to prepare their portfolio for similar opportunities.
EKsuccess is actively recruiting KCAI students and alumni to fill 9 full-time production designers and artists with salaries starting at $55K. They also offer full-time paid internships that can lead to a position in their office. They are looking for illustrators and designers that enjoy collaboration and their aesthetic.
Download the job descriptions here!
More information about additional positions and benefits for Wilton Brand Employees can be found on their site.