HCCC Craft Residency Program

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to announce the opening of the FREE online application for the 2023 – 2024 Cycle of our Artist Residency Program! All artists working in craft media, including wood, glass, metal, fiber, and clay, as well as those who work at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography, are encouraged to apply!

For more than 20 years, HCCC’s artist residency program has offered time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media. Each year, artists apply from throughout the U.S. and beyond, and eight-to-ten artists are selected for a three-to-twelve-month residency. The juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.

In addition to the return of our Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography residency offered in collaboration with @hcponline, we are thrilled to announce the introduction of a new funding opportunity in partnership with @crafting_the_future to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) craft artists. Crafting the Future works to diversify the fields of art, craft, and design by connecting BIPOC artists with opportunities that will help them thrive. Residents who identify as BIPOC can receive unrestricted funding in addition to their monthly honorarium. Artists who wish to apply should complete the “Support Grant” section on the online application.

Applications are open from January 1 through March 1, 2024.

Benefits of the residency include 24/7 access to studio space, cultural and professional development opportunities, a monthly stipend that includes a small housing/materials allowance, and the opportunity to give an artist talk.

Juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in late May.

Five-to-10 residencies awarded
Residencies available in three-, six-, nine-, and 12-month time periods
Residency cycle begins in September and ends in August
Residency start dates and length determined by program review panel
$1000 monthly stipend that includes a housing/materials allowance
24/7 access to 200-square-foot studio equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access
Ceramic artists have access to two electric kilns located in an outdoor kiln shed.
Wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching opportunities through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents
Ongoing professional development and enrichment opportunities with local museums, art professionals, and collectors
During the residency, artists have the opportunity to participate in a joint artist talk and display work outside their studios in collaboration with the Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow.
Upon completion of the residency, artists have the opportunity to show work in the annual In Residence exhibition at HCCC.
Additional opportunities, such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals

Residents who identify as BIPOC can receive unrestricted funding in addition to their monthly honorarium. The additional support ranges from $500 to $1,000 and can be awarded as a one-time gift or on a scheduled monthly basis to support their practice. To apply, please complete the “Support Grant” section on the application.

To learn more and to apply, visit>>
https://crafthouston.org/artists/residents/apply-to-program/

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    January 29, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 1, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
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  • Address
    4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    January 29, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 1, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Organizer
  • Address
    4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002