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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

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

To apply visit


Houston, Texas: United States


  • Residency Length: 3,6,9, or 12 month residencies available
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 9
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 86


  • Application type: Open application
  • Application deadline: March 01
  • Application Ongoing: No

Facilities & Services

  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Additional studio information: 
    Kilns onsite for Ceramic Artists

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

$500/monthly plus $300 quarterly

Additional expectations / opportunities

Juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. Applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios 24 hours per week and at least two weekends per month during HCCC public hours. (This changes to 20 hours per week from July 4th – Labor Day, as HCCC is closed on Sundays for the summer.) Public hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday, Noon – 5:00 PM. Closed Sundays, July 4th – Labor Day.

Contact Information

4848 Main St
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
Tel: 713-529-4848 x112