Artist-in-Residency @ Contemporary Craft - Application
The Scope of the Summer Artist-in-Residence Program:
Contemporary Craft has been a cultural anchor in the Strip District's historic produce terminal since 1986. In recent years, CC has witnessed many changes in this area, including landscapes, visitor demographics and businesses. At one end of the spectrum, we are excited and hopeful to see where these new changes will take us; on the other hand, we are eager to retain the historical charm and character that make the Strip District so unique to everyone and to us.

CC hopes to work with the resident artists to capture the changing community and past stories of the Strip District through craft media. Craft focused work in media including, fiber, clay, metal, glass, found objects and wood (no photography, painting or prints). Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to develop their existing bodies of work, explore new processes and concepts, and seek instruction in entirely new techniques. CC’s resident artist program provides a unique opportunity for artists to work with an arts organization offering resources and instruction in a variety of media. The residency works with minimal structure, allowing artists to shape their time at CC to their own goals. We hope that resident artists will actively participate in the community, sharing knowledge, prompting new ideas, and building enthusiasm for creative expression. Daily interaction with visitors is central to the residency experience, which takes place adjacent to our public lobby.

Residencies last for three months beginning in June or July. Applications will be reviews on a rolling basis. Terms may be extended based on mutual agreement. The artist is required to be at Contemporary Craft during CC open hours from 10 - 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturdays to engage with the visitors for public conversations. Depend on the residency project scope, the schedule could be flexible upon discussion with CC.

Residency includes:
• Stationed work space in our cafe gallery
• Access to CC facilities and studio equipment
• Stipend may be provided depends on the scope of the residency
• One free class registration (material fees might apply) at Contemporary Craft's workshops
• Opportunities to teach at CC's education center (depends on the workshop planning schedule)
• Opportunities to have work considered for sale in The Store at Contemporary Craft

Residency does not include:
• Housing or food
• Travel costs
• Material costs

For questions related to the residency program, please contact Yu-San Cheng at finance@contemporarycraft.org.

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