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Artist Residencies

NEW! Artist Residency Opportunities in 2021!

Touchstone Center for Crafts Short-Term Artist-in-Residence Program offers a unique environment for artists and makers to live and work within a creative community. At Touchstone, we offer residencies in our fully equipped blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, small metals, and painting studios. We also accept artists working in media outside of those mentioned, depending on the needs of the artist and what our studios are able to accommodate. For this program we are looking for self-motivated individuals who are seeking the time, space, and equipment to focus on their studio practice in the company of fellow artists and makers.  A qualified candidate for the program should possess a strong working knowledge and understanding of the equipment and tools used within their designated studio. No instruction is provided

4-Week Residencies
May 2, 2021 – May 28, 2021
Price $1,000 (Does not include meals)

2-Week Residencies
May 31, 2021 – June 14, 2021
Price $500 (Does not include meals)

Small Metals Residency


In addition to our two and four week residencies, we are offering artist residencies throughout the 2021 season in our Small-Metals Studio. This residency program is proposal based and can range from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the time desired. We are looking for self-motivated artists who are fully engaged in their creative practice, who need the time and space to focus on pushing their current studio practice forward or developing a new body of work. Qualified candidates should be self-sufficient and possess the knowledge and understanding of the tools and equipment used within the Small Metals Studio

Available between May 2, 2021 – September 27, 2021 (2-Week Minimum)
Price $250 Per Week (Does not include meals)

Residency Fees
4-Week Residency        $1,000
2-Week Residency        $ 500
Small Metals                 $ 250 Per week (2-week minimum)

All residency fees cover studio access, kitchen access, Wi-Fi, and lodging.

More Information and How to Apply

Materials
All Artists-in-Residence are responsible for the cost and securing of materials used throughout the residency. Residents will be required to track and pay for the use of all consumables and kiln firings provided by Touchstone.

Meals
No meals will be provided to Resident Artists throughout their stay on campus. Although Touchstone’s Dining Hall will be closed for the duration of the residencies, artists will have access to a fully equipped communal kitchen, grill, and dining area. Throughout the residency artists often come together and periodically plan group meals during their stay. There are multiple grocery stores and restaurants within a 15-20 min drive from Touchstone’s campus. Due to the rural location of Touchstone’s campus, it is strongly recommended that participants bring a car to the residency.

Lodging
All Artists-in-Residence will receive lodging. Linens can be provided at an additional cost of $50.

Requirements
All Artist-in-Residence will be required to give a short presentation about their work.

Application Process
Materials to be submitted by March 15, 2021

  • Statement of Intent
    On a separate sheet of paper, please provide a statement of intent (no longer than 1 page), telling us why you are interested in participating, your goals for the residency, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
  • 5 Images
    Submit 5 images of your current work as jpg files (300dpi) if emailing *your last name must be in the image title ( 1_SMITH.jpg ) or include printed images if mailing your application
  • Resume/CV
  • Two References with contact information
  • 2021 Short Term Artist-In-Residence Application:
    Click to Download ​​

Please feel free to reach out to twinters@touchstonecrafts.org or call (724) 329-1370 with any questions you may have.

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts stands in solidarity with the Black community and condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear. As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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