The Artists-in-Residence Program Overview
The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s nine month Artist-in-Residence (AIR)Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists within varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA. AIR are responsible for teaching classes to our diverse student/community where they have the opportunity to refine their skills teaching workshops and eight week classes. AIR also participate in special events. The Armory provides each AIR a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work. Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit work they have created during their residency. Residents also receive a generous monthly stipend and are also paid for teaching and extracurricular events in the community.
Residency Period: September 3, 2019 – June 1, 2020
Residents must be on campus one week prior to the start of the residency period - Monday, August 26, 2019.
Application Deadline: Applications are to be postmarked by Monday, April 15, 2019.
Notification Results: The week of May 6, 2019
2D: Seeking artists in 2-dimensional media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber, and/or multi-media.
Ceramics: Seeking potters or clay sculptors competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction, raku, soda, and electric kilns.
Sculpture: Seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding, woodworking, forging, mold making, and/or casting. Materials relevant to the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, and mixed media.
All applicants must have at least 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment, which includes teacher's assistant (TA).
- Facility hours: daily nightly and weekend access
- Production studio area
- Participation in the Artist-in-Residence group exhibition
- Competitive monthly stipend
- Additional income and teaching opportunities in Armory Classes, Armory private classes, and community programs
- Workshop attendance and/or assistance opportunities with visiting master artists
- Access granted to studios outside your assigned department
SPECIFICS PER DEPARTMENT:
- 2-D Department: easels, tables, wall space, 3 printing presses, desktop Mac Pros with Adobe Suite, large scale ink jet printer, running water, and ample natural light.
- Clay Studio: 1 slab roller, 1 spray booth, 2 extruders (standard and hydraulic),16 electric Brent wheels, Soldner clay mixer, pug machine, ball mill (2 barrels), fully stocked/standard dry materials room, low to high fire glazes, clay supply room (clay fee applies*). 3D printer and virtual reality equipment and software for clay.
- Kilns: 45 cubic ft downdraft natural gas kilns, natural gas soda kiln, 30 cubic 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, and anvil. Variety of standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays, etc.
- 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.
- Residents must be on campus by Monday, August 26, 2019. Please do not submit an application if you are not available to be on campus at this time.• All residents are required to work 12 hours a week for the Armory. Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Help keep 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.
- Monitoring for studio hours and assist Master Artist Workshops when needed.
- Contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraiser.
- Assistance during the Armory public relations events: exhibition receptions, fundraisers, etc. as needed is part of your weekly service hours. Additional volunteer assistance may be needed.
- Occasional conditional changes may apply.
- A minimum of 20 hours per week on premises in your studio and producing your work.
- Required to teach at least one 8-week class and one workshop which will be published in the catalog
Link to Application