The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s eight month Artist -in -Residence Program (AIR). This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists with varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA. AIR's are responsible to teach classes to our diverse student/community, as well as have the opportunity to refine their skills in workshops, eight week classes and to participate in special events. The Armory provides each AIR a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work and culminating in a show of the work produced during their tenure. Residents receive a generous monthly stipend and are paid for teaching and for extracurricular events in the community.


Residency Period:  September 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017

Residents must be on campus by Monday, August 22, 2016.  

Please do not submit an application if you are not available the last week of August.  


Application Deadline:  Applications are to be postmarked by Monday, April 11, 2016

Notifications will be during the week of May 2, 2016.






Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Jewelry and Metalsmithing: seeking a jewelry/metalsmith artist knowledgeable in advanced soldering fabrication techniques, some forming methods using various stakes/hammers, surface finishes & patinas, centrifugal or vacuum casting, hydraulic press, and some stone setting.

Ceramics:  seeking potters or clay sculptors competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction, raku and soda and electric kilns.  

Sculpture: seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding, woodworking, forging, moldmaking and/or casting. Materials relevant to the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, mixed media.

2D: seeking artists in 2-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber and/or multi-media.

All applicants must have at least 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment, which includes teacher's assistant (TA).

  • Facility hours: Mon-Thur 9am - 9pm; Fri 9am - 5pm; Sat 9am - 5pm (64 hours per week 
  • Production studio area (approx. 150 sq ft) 
  • Participation in the Artist-in-Residence group exhibition at conclusion of season 
  • Competitive monthly stipend  
  • Additional income and teaching opportunities in Armory classes and Armory generated private classes
  • Workshop attendance opportunities with visiting master artists 
  • Studio glazes and firing (ceramics/sculpture) 
  • Access to common areas, glaze material and mixing rooms, clay mixing room (ceramics/sculpture) 
 Specifics per department:
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing Studio: 2 enameling kilns, 3 rolling mills,  electric and manual hydraulic press, burn out kiln, centrifuge, vacuum casting, lapidary equipment, 2 buffing machines, 2 diamond wet belt sanders, 2 drill presses, forming stakes and hammers, multiple shears, enamels, four soldering stations, 6 flex shafts.
  • Clay Studio: 1 slab roller; 1 spray booth; 2 extruders (standard andhydraulic); 16 electric Brent wheels, Soldner clay mixer, pug machine, ball mill (2 barrels), fully stocked/ standard dry materials room, low to highfire glazes, clay supply room (clay fee applies*)    
  • Kilns: 45 cu ft downdraft natural gas kilns; natural gas soda kiln, 30 cu ft natural gas fiber kiln; raku kiln; 10 electric computer controlled kilns (2/10 electrics are testers)  - Kilns are shared with sculpture department
  • Sculpture Studio: Slab roller, industrial compressor, carving equipment, MIG, TIG, Plasma Cutter, Arc, Oxygen/Acetylene, propane, clamps/ vice, Band Saw, Table Saw, wide range of power tools, belt sander, grinders, large supply of stone carving tools/materials, anvil. Variety of  standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays etc.
  • 2-D Department: easels, tables, wall space, 2 printing presses, running water, ample natural light.
  • Upon request- access to common areas in departments with   2D   areas   serving as shared spaces and 3D departments including metalsmithing, sculpture and ceramics shared spaces.




  • Resident must arrive by Monday, August 22, 2016. Please do not  submit an application if you are NOT available the last week of August.  
  • All residents are required to work 20 hours a week for the Armory. Tasks include:
  1. Be responsible for helping in keeping facilities and equipment clean and ready for use and undertake basic maintenance and organizational tasks necessary for upkeep of communal studio. Active participation in the collective life of the Armory 
  2. Up to 10 hours annually of community outreach (slide lectures or demonstrations) 
  3. Monitoring for studio hours and assist Master Artist Workshops when needed. 
  4. Contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraisers.
  5. Volunteer service in Armory public relations events: exhibition receptions, fundraisers, etc. as needed and is art of your weekly service hours.

 Occasional conditional changes may apply.

  • A minimum of 20 hours per week on premises in your studio and producing your work. 



Link to Application 

Artists in Residence