Stove Works: Artist Residency

Associated Residency Program

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. 

Deadline
Residency Length
1 month - 3 months
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
9
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Installation Arts
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Performance Art
Digital Media
Electronic Arts
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Environmentalism/Conservation
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Plasma Cutter
Anvils, Stakes + Hammers
Soldering Workspace
Gas/Oxy Torches
Acetylene/Air Torches
Bench Grinder
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Printmaking Workspaces
Silkscreen Studio
Washout Room
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Jointer
Planer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

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.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
60
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
250
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

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.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
Application Type
Open application