The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee: United States
- Residency Length: 11 months
- Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5
- Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 5
- Total applicant pool in most current year: 85
- Application type: Open application
- Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
- Additional eligibility information:
Pre-professional, self-directed artists in all visual art/craft disciplines, who are in transition from academia or career change.
- Application deadline: February 01
- Additional deadline info: Artists are selected in April for residencies beginning in June.
Past Residents & Quotes
Facilities & Services
- Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
The 5 artists-in-residence share a furnished house, and each artist has a private bedroom and bath.
- Meals: Some meals are provided
All meals are provided when the main kitchen is operating (approx. 7 months out of 11) and vegetarian meals are available. A private full kitchen is located in the residency housing facility.
- Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
- Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
Living quarters and studios are wheelchair accessible.
- Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Fine metals / Jewelry making, Glass casting, Heavy metals / Blacksmithing, Painting, Photography (non-digital), Sculpture, Woodworking
- Additional studio information:All 5 studios are private, 18'x 13', with central heat & air, sky-lighted with work tables, shelving and sink provided. An additional large outdoor covered work area, a shared bathroom, and storage area are provided. Residents are responsible for their own personal tools and equipment; however, residents may have access to specialized equipment in Arrowmont’s main studios when not in use. Two electric kilns, a lathe and band saw are provided for the ceramics and wood residents use.
- Other facilities and services: Large living room, dining room and covered decks surrounding the housing facility provide common room for meeting space; pay washer and dryer facilities connected to housing facility. Computer, printer, fax and scanner are provided for the residents in their common living area. The house computer is high speed access with a wireless signal broadcast. A trolley service is available in town, though residents will find having their own means of transportation more efficient. Smoking permitted outdoors only.