ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

6 MON. - 2 YEAR PROGRAM

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology offers artist in residence programs in both our ceramics and metals studio. Our residency program is designed for developing, emerging, or established artists seeking to further develop their craft, concepts, and/or teaching skills. Preferred applicants may have a BFA, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent life experience in their craft or teaching, but it is not mandatory. Our residency program is unique in that it offers teaching experience within your time here through our after-school programming for 9th-12th grade, as well as paid teaching opportunities.  

CERAMICS RESIDENCY

1 - 2 YEARS

BCAT's residency program runs on a yearly basis (with the option to reapply for a second year), cycling from the beginning of September through the end of August, with typically 2-3 resident artists at a time. Resident artists are given full access to all studio materials, equipment, and storage / work area within the studio. Artists are responsible for their own food, and other personal expenses.


Artists are required to work 25 hours a week in exchange for:

- Shared living space onsite (includes utilities, wifi, laundry)

- 24/7 studio access

- Consumable studio materials and kiln firings

- A solo exhibition at the end of the residency


Work hours include but are not limited to:

- Assisting in teaching in the after-school program for high school students M-F, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

- Cleaning and maintaining the studio space (cleaning floors, firing gas and electric kilns, mixing clay, etc.)

- Chaperoning on student field trips

- Various in-school or community based projects


The ceramic studio is equipped with a fully stocked glaze lab, 15 Brent CXC potter’s wheels, one 16 cu. ft. Olympic electric oval kiln, one Baileys 40 cu ft. downdraft car kiln, one electric Skutt 1027, one small Skutt test kiln, one small Olympic electric test kiln, one gas raku kiln, Shimpo slab roller, pug mill, spray booth, clay extruder, clay mixer, two large canvas work tables, a large variety of clay tools, and a shared storage space for residents. Residents work in the shared studio space.


For more information on the ceramic artist in residence program please contact Youth & Arts Coordinator Liana Agnew at liana.agnew@brockwaycat.org or 814-265-1111 ext. 204

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CERAMICS APPLICATION PROCESS

There is no fee to apply to the artist in residence program. 


Application deadline: MAY 1st AT MIDNIGHT


Applications are only be accepted digitally.


Please submit your completed documents to: liana.agnew@brockwaycat.org. To apply, please include the following information:


1. Letter of Intent - a short essay on why you would like to be a resident artist at BCAT. Please include in your letter of intent:

• What personal artistic and professional goals would you like to explore while at BCAT?

• As a potential mentor of youth, what additional information would you like us to know about you?

(mentoring experience, hobbies, skills, interests, talents, etc.)

2. Resume

3. Artist statement

4. 10 to 15 images of recent work with 1 detail shot of each if needed

5. Image list (Title, Materials, Dimensions, Year)

6. 1 Letter of Recommendation (emailed directly to liana.agnew@brockwaycat.org)

7. Contact information of 3 professional references


Please contact us with any questions!

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METALS RESIDENCY

6 MONTHS - 1 YEAR

BCAT's metals artist in residence program is on a rolling deadline and currently accepting applications for the program, with typically 1 resident at a time. Resident artists are given full access to the studio, equipment, and jewelers bench within the studio. Artists are responsible for their own food, and other personal expenses.


Artists are required to work 25 hours a week in exchange for:

- Shared living space onsite (includes utilities, wifi, laundry)

- 24/7 studio access

- A variety of metals and materials

- A solo exhibition at the end of the residency


The metals studio includes:

- Soldering and casting torches

- Enamel and casting kilns/ tools

- Electroforming, lampworking, and powder coating facilities

- A wide range of stakes/ hammers/ hand tools

- Drill press, band saw, sander, tumblers

- Hydraulic press, polisher, rubber mold & wax injecting facilities

- Roll-mill and grinder


Work hours include but are not limited to:

- Assisting in teaching in the after-school program for high school students M-F, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

- Cleaning and maintaining the studio space 

- Chaperoning on student field trips

- Various in-school or community based projects


For more information on the metals artist in residence program please contact Metal Arts Teaching Artist Melissa Lovingood at melissa.lovingood@brockwaycat.org or 814-265-1111 ext. 218

METALS APPLICATION PROCESS

*WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR A METALS RESIDENT ARTIST TO BEGIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE*


Applications are only be accepted digitally.


Please submit your completed documents to:  melissa.lovingood@brockwaycat.org. 

To apply, please include the following information:


1. Letter of Intent - Why you want to work at BCAT and what you hope to accomplish

2. Current CV-listing education, exhibitions, work experience, etc.

3. Bio of 150 words or less

4. 20 images (can be a PDF of a powerpoint, or website)

5. Three professional references that are familiar with you and your work experience. Please include email and phone numbers

6. At least one letter of recommendation emailed separately by reference


Resident candidates will be interviewed by the BCAT executive director, Youth & Arts Coordinator, and Metal Arts Teaching Artist. They may be required to do a Skype metal project demonstration. Please feel free to contact us with any questions! 

Office Hours

General Business (M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ATP After School (M-F) 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Art After Dark (select days) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Open Studios/Art After Dark (select days) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday CLOSED

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