Call To Artists for 9-month 23-24 Artist in Residence Program

Associated Residency Program

Specifically, the Artists-in-Residence program draws a diverse group of emerging artists who have earned at minimum a BFA.  Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes in varied disciplines to our diverse student community. Therefore, they have the opportunity to refine their skills through teaching workshops, classes, and by participating in special events. The Armory Art Center provides studio space and freedom to develop the artists’ work. Furthermore, artists-in-residence are additionally required to exhibit work created during their tenure. Finally, compensation includes payment for teaching and a monthly stipend for departmental assistance and community event participation. General information on residencies can be found here: https://www.singulart.com/en/blog/2020/02/07/what-is-an-artist-residency/

There is no application deadline
Residency Length
9 months - 18 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
4
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Digital Media
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Emerging
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Teach in studio
Lead workshop for the public
Accessible Housing
N/A
Meals Provided
N/A
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Exhibition / Installation Space
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Slab Roller
Clay Mixers
Raku Kiln
Electric Kiln
Gas Kiln
Fine Metals / Jewelry Making
Jeweler’s Bench
Anvils, Stakes + Hammers
Soldering Workspace
Acetylene/Air Torches
Soldering Picks+Tweezers
Solderite Boards
Buffing Machine
Enameling Kilns
Printers + Scanner
Photo + Video Editing Suite
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Drying Racks
Hot Plates
Metal Plate Shear
Silkscreen Studio
Light Tables
Large Sinks
Large Exposure Unit
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
N/A
Additional Eligibility Information

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE POSITIONS

Primarily, applicants must have 25 hours of experience teaching in a studio environment, including experience as a teacher’s assistant (TA).

  • 2D: Seeking artists in 2-dimensional media including digital media, painting, drawing, fiber, and/or multi-media. Additionally, residents will be responsible for booking models for open sketch sessions, monitoring open sketch, and assisting with special projects.
  • Printmaking: Seeking a printmaking artist knowledgable in multiple printmaking techniques with an interest for experimentation, expansion of traditional and contemporary approaches within printmaking, and intersection of other media. Also, resident will be responsible for the upkeep of the printmaking studio.
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Seeking a Jeweler/Metalsmith with advanced knowledge in soldering fabrication techniques. Additionally seeking one knowledgeable in forming methods using various stakes/hammers, surface finishes & patinas, centrifugal or vacuum casting, enameling, stone setting & or 3-D rendering
  • Ceramics: Seeking potters or clay sculptors who are competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction, raku, soda, and electric kilns
  • Sculpture: Seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding (MIG, TIG, SMAW, Oxy/Acetylene gas welding), forging, mold making, and/or casting. Also note that materials used include, stone, wood, clay, metal, and mixed media.

RESIDENCY INCLUDES:

  • Facility hours: daily, nightly, and weekend access
  • Participation in the Artists-in-Residence Exhibition
  • Competitive monthly stipend
  • Additionally, offers income and teaching opportunities in Armory classes, Armory private classes, and community programs
  • Workshops and/or 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. Additionally, running water, virtual reality creative suite in MAC lab, 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, 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).
  • Metalsmithing Studio:  2 large metalsmithing classrooms, jeweler’s benches, hand tools, drill presses, anvils, rolling mills, hydraulic press, flex shafts, a large variety of hammers & stakes, stone setting tools/GRS bench system, lapidary wheels, polishing motor/wheels, centrifuge & vacuum casting area, enameling area & kilns, polishing wheels, electro-etching, laser welder, microscope.
  • 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, anvil, grinders, large supply of stone carving tools and materials. Variety of standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays, etc.
  • Upon request – Additionally, access to common areas in departments with 2D areas serving as shared spaces and 3D departments including metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics shared spaces.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Residents must be on campus by Monday, August 21, 2023. Essentially, only submit an application if you are available to be on campus at this time.
  • Residency is a minimum of 35 hours a week not including teaching hours.
  • Work 15 hours per week for the Armory. Other tasks include:
    • Chiefly, keep facilities and equipment clean and ready for use. Essentially,  perform basic tasks necessary for upkeep of communal studio within their department.
    • Equally important is active involvement in the daily life of the Armory.
    • Consistently monitor open studio hours and furthermore, assist during Master Artist Workshops when needed.
    • Also, contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraiser.
    • Attend Armory public relations events, including exhibition receptions, fundraisers, etc. as needed. These activities count toward weekly service hours minimum. Additional volunteer assistance may also be needed.
    • In particular, be aware that occasional changes may apply.
  • Additionally, artists must commit a minimum of 20 hours per week on premises in their studio. 
  • Lastly, schedule at least two 8-week classes and one 1 to 2-day workshop or pop-up per session. Schedules will be published online and in session brochures. 

Questions may be directed to airprogram@armoryart.org

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
4
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
4
Artist Stipend
10800
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application