Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Summer Residency @ Odyssey

Odyssey Center for Ceramics Arts is accepting applicants for its Summer Residency Program Odyssey’s Summer Resident Artist Program The mission of our Summer Resident Artist program is to provide progressive students with a stimulating environment to pursue their development in the Ceramic Arts. The program emphasizes exploring new ideas while working within a diverse community of Ceramic Artists both at Odyssey and in the River Arts District. The Summer Residency is a great opportunity for artists who are looking for time, space and resources to experiment with new techniques and create new work in a supportive creative environment. The residency is a 12 week commitment from May 30- August 26, 2011 with the week of July 4- July 10 off for holiday break. The program suits those who are self-directed, detail oriented and community minded. Applicants must have the willingness to work hard at studio maintenance as well as assisting students and instructors. Benefits include community studio space, 24-hour studio access, attending weekly Visiting Artist’s lectures, discounts on clay purchases, and use of kilns to fire work*. Residents will also receive a weekly stipend of $75. Residents are responsible for their own housing and living expenses. *Firing fees may apply for the exclusive use of kilns. In exchange for what the center provides, the Resident Artists are responsible for assisting Odyssey’s Kids Clay Camps. The work requirement is a minimum of 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, working the morning or afternoon shift. Residents act as representatives of Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts and will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to execute their responsibilities thoroughly and efficiently. Duties include assisting instructors, working with children, kiln loading/unloading, cleaning, keeping up with tools and supplies and general studio maintenance. Summer Residency: May 30-August 26, 2011 Application Deadline: May 6, 2011 For application & more information please contact: Heather Springsteen Programs Coordinator 828-285-0210

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