The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft.
A juried selection is held annually to award five artists a three-to-twelve month residency. Artists selected for the program receive a 200-square-foot studio, a monthly stipend and a small, quarterly housing/materials allowance. The studios are equipped with sinks, telephones and wireless Internet access. Artists are selected based on the quality of their creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.
Media Accepted: Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media
Access to wide variety of professional opportunities and resources!
• Five to ten residencies awarded
• Three, six, nine or twelve-month residencies
• Stipend & housing allowance
• Free studio space with 24hr access
• Ongoing professional development