Opportunity

WNC Center for Craft

Artist in Residence Program

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Our sponsors are the backbone of The Asheville View, providing financial support, enhancing content quality, and propelling us to broader audiences. This is why we are deeply grateful to the Center For Craft for their sponsorship. We also recognize the power of their work and wanted to share this opportunity with you.

The WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence program is a unique opportunity for artists to live and work in Asheville, North Carolina for three months. The program provides artists with studio space, a stipend, and access to the Center for Craft’s resources. Artists in residence also have the opportunity to participate in public programming and to exhibit their work.

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Benefits of the Program

The WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence program is a great opportunity for artists to develop their craft and to connect with the Asheville community.

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Time and space to focus on their art:

Residents receive a $10,000 honorarium and a $2,000 materials/professional development stipend, as well as daily access to a 200 square foot studio space and shared studio resources.

Access to resources:

Residents have access to the Center for Craft’s extensive library, collection, and archives

Opportunities for community engagement:

Residents have the opportunity to participate in public programming and to exhibit their work.

Eligibility

  • Emerging and mid-career artists who are working in any craft medium are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be residents of Western North Carolina for 2 years.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in their craft medium.
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WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence webpage

How to apply

  • The application deadline is December 15th.
  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • Applications must include a portfolio of work, a resume, and a letter of intent.
  • The application can be accessed here.

The WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence program is a great opportunity for artists to develop their craft and to connect with the Asheville community.

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About the WNC Center for Craft

The WNC Center for Craft is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing access to and understanding of craft. The Center for Craft offers a variety of programs and services for artists, including:

  •  Workshops and classes: The Center for Craft offers a variety of workshops and classes for artists of all levels of experience.
  • Exhibitions: The Center for Craft hosts a variety of exhibitions that showcase the work of contemporary craft artists.
  • A library and collection: The Center for Craft’s library and collection houses a wealth of resources on craft history, technique, and theory.

We encourage all eligible artists to apply to the WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence program. View the website for comprehensive information on eligibility, details, requirements, review process, how to apply, and more.

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