2024 Artist-in-Residence Program

Touchstone Center for Crafts 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 may be able to accommodate other mediums depending on studio needs. Please feel free to reach out to Travis Winters via email or call (724) 329-1370 with any questions you may have. 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.

 

2-Week Spring Residency

MAY 10-24, 2024

  • $700 (Includes private lodging and studio access)
  • $150 refundable studio deposit (will be refunded at the end of the residency) *all fees must be paid in full 2-weeks prior to arrival.

Application deadline March 15, 2024

2-Week Summer Residency

JUL-AUG, 2024

  • $700 (Includes private lodging and studio access). Meals may be available for an additional cost.
  • $150 refundable studio deposit (will be refunded at the end of the residency) *all fees must be paid in full 2-weeks prior to arrival.

For the 2-Week Summer Artist Residencies, artists may apply for a 2-week residency between the months of July and August. 

Application deadline March 15, 2024

2-Week September Residency

SEP 13-27, 2024

  • $940 (Includes private lodging, studio access and dinners, Mon-Fri)                  
  • $150 refundable studio deposit (will be refunded at the end of the residency) *all fees must be paid in full 2-weeks prior to arrival.

The application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2024

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REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICATIONS:

  1. Complete Artist-in-Residence Application: touchstonecrafts.slideroom.com
  2. Statement of Intent
  3. Five images of artwork
  4. Two References with contact information
  5. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Please feel free to reach out to Travis Winters via email or call (724) 329-1370 with any questions you may have.

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Studio

Residents will have access to a shared studio space within the discipline that they are invited to participate. Consumables (i.e. oxygen, propane, etc.) and materials (i.e. steel, clay, etc.) for personal production are the responsibility of the resident and will be charged at cost. For a list of equipment please contact Travis Winters at twinters@touchstonecrafts.org. Studios will be prepped and ready upon arrival and a general studio cleanup will be scheduled for all participants the day before departure.  

 

Meals

No meals will be provided to Resident Artists, unless specified, 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. Residents are encouraged to explore the beautiful Laurel Highlands area where Touchstone is located. 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

Private Dorm lodging is included with the residency fee. Linens can be provided at an additional cost of $50.

 

Check-In/Out

Residents must check in first day of residency beteween 12:00am-4:00pm in Touchstone’s Bea Campbell Gallery. All residents must be checked out by 11:00am on the last day of the residency (Unless it has been discussed with Touchstone staff).

 

Safety 

While on campus all residents must follow all Touchstone’s Safety Guidelines, Precautions, and Procedures. Before arriving on campus all Residents must join the orientation Zoom Meeting with TCC staff to go over all studio and campus safety procedures. While in the studio all residents must follow the proper safety procedures for the given studio. All incoming artists must sign Touchstone’s 2024 Health & Safety Guidelines.

Touchstone Center for Crafts prohibits discrimination in employment, scholarship and educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. Touchstone Center for Crafts also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to its facilities and programming.