Guest Artist in Residence
The Clay Studio Guest Artist In Residence Program is fully booked for the next 18 months, and is therefore not accepting new applications at this time. We will post notification when we begin accepting applications again.
The Guest Artist in Residence program is open to any artist whose primary medium is clay.
Since 1992 the Clay Studio's Guest Artist in Residence program has hosted artists from over thirty five countries including Anguilla, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, The Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Sweden, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Wales, and the United States.
The Guest Artist-in-Residence Program provides:
- A 12 x 12 ft. studio housed within our school on the third floor of our building.
- A fully furnished studio apartment less than one block from The Clay Studio
- A modest monthly stipend and budget for materials
Artist RequirementsEach artist is requested to present an evening slide lecture for The Clay Studio community, and accompany the Claymobile outreach program and/or offer demonstrations in the Studio's classes. These obligations usually amount to no more than four hours each week. When appropriate, workshops are offered by the artists for an additional honorarium. Artists may be requested to present slide lectures to nearby university ceramics programs (honoraria are arranged by the universities), it is up to the artist to arrange these events, with the support of the Curator. The artist is responsible for his/her own travel to and from The Clay Studio.
Interaction with The Clay Studio CommunityThe program has very little structure by design. Artists are provided with keys and may choose to work when they find it most advantageous. Artists are expected to be open to the questions of Clay Studio students and artists. While at The Clay Studio guest artists enjoy ample contact with people working at all levels in ceramics.
Works Created During the ResidencyWorks created during the residency are the property of the artist. All work created over the course of the residency may be shipped to the artist at their own expense. Work left for sale with the Gallery or Shop shall become the property of The Clay Studio or will be returned to the artist at their expense after one year. The Clay Studio retains 50% of any works it sells for guest artists. Shipping arrangements must be made prior to the end of the residency.
The Clay Studio will notify artists if they have been accepted in August and January for the following period.
A complete application must include the following:
- Personal contact information
- Website (if available)
- Artist Statement
- Project Summary – What do you plan to do while you’re here? How will your project benefit from your presence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia?
- 10 digital images
- A corresponding image list that includes the following: image number, title, medium, size, and date.
Please mail (or email) all application materials to Jennifer Zwilling, Guest Artist Application, 137 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put “Guest Artist in Residence Application” on the subject line of your application.
Artists are chosen by the Curator of Artistic Programs. The Clay Studio reserves the right to invite artists that did not apply thorough this formal application process. The program is intended to include artists from a variety of stages of career development, as well as including artists from as many geographic locations as possible.Please call Jennifer Zwilling at 215-925-3453 x18 or email email@example.com