Become an Artist-in-Resident
For 60 years, artists have been advancing their careers at Clay Art Center. Our Residency program, which commences each year in September, is uniquely designed for emerging artists who need time and space to develop their voices.
Residents gain invaluable experience working in a community environment, teaching classes, sharing their technical knowledge and expertise, and managing many jobs around the studio.
Clay Art Center provides a supportive ceramic community, while appreciating the need for privacy and independent work.
- One year program commencing each September
- Private 10' x 10' studio space
- Free firing
- Monthly stipend for materials ($300/mo for artists in residence)
- Paid on-site teaching opportunities
- Exhibition in gallery at end of program
- One year commitment
- Residents must assist with studio maintenance (approximately 10 to 15 hours per week mixing glaze, pugging clay, and firing student work).
- Before the end of the residency, we ask that the residents work together to create approximately 200 small artworks for our annual fundraiser in October
- Living space is not provided
- Applications are due by April 1
- All applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents
- BFA or MFA highly recommended
How to Apply
Applications must be received by April 1. Include the following in your application packet
- Application form
- Application agreement
- Statement of Interest
- Artist’s Statement
- 10 digital images of work completed during the last 2 years (images must be 6” largest side at 300dpi max).
- Image List with Title, medium & process, date, dimensions
- 2 professional references: provide name and contact info, and note your relationship with each
- Please take care to label each image and document with your name and title (i.e. LastName_title).
Please email all items to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. (April 2 is acceptable since APril 1 is a holiday this year.) Please put “CAC Residency Application” in the subject line.
It is the policy of Clay Art Center to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.
All applications are reviewed by our Residency Committee. The selection process is based upon the strength of your application. Spaces in the program are made available as current residents reach their term limit or leave the program. The number of spots available is not known until the time of application review. All applicants will be notified by May 1st. The residency will begin on September 1st.
20 Years of Artists-in-Residents 1998 - 2018:
1998-99 Robert Mueller
1999-2000 Chikako Morioka
2000-2001 Susan Barbehenn
2001-2002 Kelli Damron, Steve Lee
2002-2003 Tracy ShellKelli Damron
2003-2004 Myung Jin Choi, Tracy Shell
2004-2005 Michelle Tobia, John Chewukun
2005-2006 Heather Houston, Michelle Tinner
2006-2007 Mari Ogihara, Kyla Toomey
2007-2008 Kyla Toomey, Elina Toperman
2008-2009 Shanna Fliegel, Andrew Coombs
2009-2010 Andrew Coombs, Jon McMillan, Shanna Fliegel
2010-2011* Caitlin Applegate, Kristina Stafford
2011-2012 Jeffrey Schwarz, Cory Brown, Caitlin Applegate, Catie Newman
2012-13 Kelsey Duncan, Mike Stumbras, Kelly O'Sullivan
2013-14 Kelsey Duncan, Lindsay Sypta, Ron Geibel, Gabby Sia
2014-15 Matthew Smith, Ron Geibel, Kelley Donahue, Lindsey Francis
2015-16 Kelley Donahue, Max Seinfeld, Chris Pickett, Jose Tlaczani
2016-17 Logan Wall, Max Seinfeld, Natalia Arbalaez, Teddy Poneman
2017-18 Logan Wall, Michael Cerv, Zoey Scheler, Dana Reifer
*In 2011, we initiated the Barbara Rittenberg Fellowship and the Westchester Community Foundation Young Artist Fellowship, thanks to generous support from the Rittenberg Memorial Fund and Westchester Community Foundation