AA Clay Residency Program

Year Long Studio Residency

Call to artists goes out: April 19, 2024
Application deadline: June 1, 2024
Notification of residency: June 10, 2024
Residency dates: July 1, 2024 - July 1, 2025

After reading details below. Submit JPEG images and PDF files using Dropbox.

AA Clay Studio is a community ceramics workspace that supports artists at any stage in their career within the Louisville and surrounding areas. Our residency program is built on this spirit of community. As part of AA Clay Studio, residents will have the opportunity to interact with members, network and grow their community of peers, and learn about what’s going on in the Louisville clay community. The year long residency provides: 24 hr. studio access, large private storage area, use of studio glazes, discounted material fees, technical guidance when needed to grow your artistic practices, and paid teaching opportunities. By combining community studio space with a work-trade component, this residency program provides a valuable opportunity for serious artists to immerse themselves in their practice and build a sustainable artistic career.

• Artists at any stage in their career are encouraged to apply. Students, however, are ineligible at this time, but we encourage you to apply once you graduate!
• Strong commitment to artistic practice
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• 24 hr. studio access
• Large private storage space
• $100 monthly credit to use toward kiln-firing
• Use of reclaimed clay for personal work and discounted material fees
• Use of studio glazes
• Resident will be encouraged to focus on personal work at least 12 hours per month outside of 16hours work-trade
• Paid teaching opportunities

• Work a minimum of 16 hours including 3 Saturdays each month
• Load and unload kilns
• Clean studio space and organize artwork
• Reclaim clay using pug-mill
• Mix glazes and practice safe handling of materials
• Provide customer service and operate point-of-sale

If selected, resident must work a minimum of 16 hours including 3 Saturdays each month. During this time resident will work as open-studio-monitor opening and closing the studio, answering questions that may come up about the facility and studio procedures, loading and unloading kilns, keeping the studio clean, helping to reclaim clay, providing customer service and operating the point-of-sale. Towards the middle or end of the residency, artist should be prepared to give a talk or lead a workshop to engage with the community. Once the resident artist is selected they will be contacted and asked to spend a couple of hours at the studio with the current artist-in-resident to learn details about the position.

Important Note:
Residents are responsible for securing their own housing during the program.

Please submit the following via Dropbox using the button above.

1. CV or 200 word max about your artistic history. This is up to the applicants discretion as we know that not all art making can be summed up in a CV or paragraph. PDF Format.

2. 200 word max about your art practice and how you hope to use your time during the residency. This could be to develop a current body of work, start a project your have in mind, build studio knowledge, etc. PDF Format.

3. 6-8 digital images of your work with one optional detail per image. JPEGs at 75 dpi- 300 dpi. Largest dimension 2100 pixels, each image should be labeled with image number and last name. Example: 1_smith.jpg (image detail). Please note that submitted images may be used for promotional reasons for those accepted. JPEG Format.

4. Image list that corresponds with each image and should include image title, date, dimensions of work, medium. PDF Format.

5. Your Name, Pronouns, Mailing address, City, State, Zip, phone number and email address. PDF Format.

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