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Metalsmiths artist residencies program


#1

I have decided I’d like to try to get into an artist residency
program-- the kind where they supply you with room and board and a
studio in some beautiful location for 2 weeks or a month. I’ve found
lots of listings, but few if any seem to recognize the existance of
art jewelers or metalsmiths.

Has anyone managed to get into one of these places that just list
"sculpture"? If so, where, and what do you think put you over the
top?

Noel


#2

I haven’t tried but one of my students applied to Arrowmont and
spent a month? there this summer. She enjoyed it immensely!

marilyn


#3

Penland- hands down…the place to go for all the specs you said- get
your portfolio ready ! also there are grants available and work study
fellowships- if you need a reference (my aunt began Penland) I’d be
happy to write you one. rer


#4
Penland- hands down..the place to go for all the specs you said-
get your portfolio ready! 

Penland sounds really fabulous, but their artist in residence
program is for a period of three years… I can do maybe a month…

Noel


#5

Noel

I work at the Santa Fe Art Institute. We do, amongst other things,
artist residencies for 1-3 months in Santa Fe (you probably guessed
that location). While we do not have anything specifically for
jewelers, you are to submit your ideas for what you will do while
with us - we don’t tell you what to do. So have a look at the
website, which is www.sfai.org and go to the residencies section.
There are 2 application periods - 12/31 and 7/5 and when accepted,
you have a year to do the residency.

Ivy


#6
I work at the Santa Fe Art Institute. We do, amongst other things,
artist residencies for 1-3 months in Santa Fe 

Cool, Ivy, thanks! I’ll check it out. I didn’t come across this in
my research (and there are probably many more as well).

Noel


#7

A few weeks ago, I asked for feedback about artist residency
programs and anyone’s experience. I got only a couple of emails, and
those recommended places to look into, from people who, as far as I
could tell, had not actually gone there.

Has no one on this vast forum actually done a residency? Has anyone
applied unsuccessfully? I am very curious.

I have submitted a couple of applications, but will not get an
answer for a couple months. This seems to be my year for being
wait-listed for things…

Noel


#8

Hey Noel

I have never done a residency, and you have me extremely interested
to know more about them. Is there a website where I can go to read
more about jewelry design residency programs? What residency programs
have you done before and what has to be included in the applications?

Regards,
Rachel Dropp


#9
Has no one on this vast forum actually done a residency? Has
anyone applied unsuccessfully? I am very curious. 

No, but I did do work-study at Arrowmont, which I totally recommend.
I hope to do a residency in the future, a short one.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com


#10
What residency programs have you done before and what has to be
included in the applications? 

None. I want to, though, and have applied to a couple. They are for
"visual artists", in places that do not expect jewelers to apply, so
I don’t know whether I stand a chance. A friend who does twig
furniture got into one of them, though, so maybe…

If you google “artist residencies” you’ll find a lot of info, and
the site http://www.resartis.org

has a lot of them listed. But few if any are for metals, except a
couple that last a year or more. Arrowmont has one of those, for
"pre-professional" artists, which is not me. Most are clearly
intended for painters and sculptors, as well as writers and
musicians.

Myself, I want to go somewhere for a few weeks where they’ll give me
a beautiful setting, feed me, and pretty much leave me alone-- and
not charge me to be there, or very little. There are many of these,
just not necessarily for metalsmiths.

As for what they ask, they want images of work, a statement about
what you hope to accomplish, and recommendations. Some want a resume.
It varies a little, but that’s the gist of it.

Noel