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Artist Residencies

2-Week Artist-in-Residence Program

Touchstone Center for Crafts 2-Week Artist-in-Residence Program (May 5-19, 2023) 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*. 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.


*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.


Deadline to apply: March 15, 2023


  1. Complete Artist-in-Residence Application before March 15, 2023 via SlideRoom
  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 or call (724) 329-1370 with any questions you may have.

2-Week Artist-in-Residence Program

May 5-19, 2023

There was a misprint on page 21 of our 2023 printed catalog on the Schedule at a Glance. The correct dates are May 5-19.


Residency Fee

  • $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*



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 Studios will be prepped and ready upon arrival and a general studio cleanup will be scheduled for all participants in the afternoon of Thursday, May 18, 2023.  



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. 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.



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 on Friday May 5, 2023 from 12:00am-4:00pm in Touchstone’s Bea Campbell Gallery. All residents must be checked out by 11:00am on Friday, May 19, 2023 (Unless it has been discussed with Touchstone staff).



While on campus, all residents must follow all of Touchstone’s Safety Guidelines, Precautions, and Procedures. For a full list of all policies, please click here. Before arriving to 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 2023 Health & Safety Guidelines and COVID-19 Waiver.

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

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 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.

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