From February through November of each year, Stove Works’ Artist Residency invites eight artists to live/work for one to three months at a time. Our residency serves as a moment away from the rigamarole of life and an opportunity for artists (for you) to take advantage of the dedicated time, space, resources, and community we have to offer.
Each resident will have a private studio/bedroom and bathroom; a shared kitchen, living space, and laundry; 24-hour access to facilities, which include a metal shop, woodshop, print shop, and common shop space. Five of our studios are designed to accommodate artists who require significant space in their practice. The remaining two accommodate non-object-based practices, i.e. writers, curators, and academics.
Stove Works offers three core programs: Residency, Exhibitions, and Education. Stove Works seeks to use Art to encourage conversations, inspire reflection, and to provide opportunities to learn from the experiences of others.
All of our programs are designed with fluidity in mind, allowing us to not only guide but to respond. As winds shift and new challenges are introduced into our lives, we maintain programmatic flexibility that allows us to adapt to and embrace those shifts. Our goal is to cultivate a climate and culture in Chattanooga that stimulates curiosity amongst its communities, enthusiasm for exchange, and openness to new ideas and contrasting perspectives.
Residency Experience Summary
Applications will be open to the public from May 15 until June 15 at 11:59 PM EST. Once available, a link to our application will be posted here. Please review our Residency information (see above) and Application Questions + FAQ before submitting your application.
Pay close attention to our tiered application fee:
$10 - May 15 - May 31, 11:59 PM EST (First two weeks)
$20 - June 1 - June 7th, 11:59 PM EST (Third week)
$30 - June 8 - June 15, 11:59 PM (Last week)
(Make note of your transaction number, you will need it for the application.)
AND, this is important, sign up for our mailing list or follow us on social media for updates. Because we will select ONE RANDOM DAY during the application period as a “FREE DAY.” We’ll announce it randomly and provide a discount code that will be usable for 24hrs and may only be applied to applications during the specified timeframe.
No Residency Fee! Stove Works’ Residency is free to attend once accepted. However, Residents are responsible for their travel, materials, and food/beverages during their stay.
$10—20—30 Staggered Application Fee
$100 Security deposit upon Acceptance (via Venmo)
$20 Studio cleaning fee
Book donation to the library (Inscribed) - A book of your choosing that has influenced your practice that will live on-site as a relic of your time with us.