Office for the Arts at Harvard: Ceramics Residency Program

The Artist in Residence Program through the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, offers dedicated artists the opportunity to involve themselves in research and growth, pushing their art in new directions in a dynamic, urban studio connected to the Harvard community. Individuals will have the opportunity to build relevant skills in research, professional development, technical ability, creative problem solving, teaching and community involvement through our Artist in Residence Program.

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The Artist in Residence Program offers 

  • Personal studio space (60 sq. ft.) in addition to use of common studio space
  • 7 day studio access
  • Free access to materials – clay, glaze and use of kilns (electric, saggar, soda and gas) up to excess
  • Opportunities to take classes and firing workshops within the program
  • Paid teaching opportunities within the program for both community and academic based classes.
  • Solo exhibition in Gallery 224 of work completed during residency
  • Attend visiting artist workshops and symposium offered within the program
  • Exhibition/sales opportunities in two annual Show and Sales
  • Access to studio equipment including slab roller, extruder, spray booth, 3D clay printer, plaster mold-making room and glaze mixing area
  • Access to studio lighting and background material for documenting work
  • Website visibility
  • Access to Harvard University Library and Museums with provided ID
  • Opportunities for participation in academic collaborations with the Harvard community

Expectations of Artist in Residence 

  • One year commitment
  • Must spend 20 hours/week of time dedicated to personal work
  • One public workshop presentation
  • Provide presentations to classes
  • Participation in program events and special projects with the Harvard Community 
  • Artist is asked to leave one work for the permanent collection
  • Responsible for own housing

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for our 2024-25 AIR program (September 1, 2024 – August 31, 2025):

Application deadline Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Finalists will be interviewed April 15th – April 19th, 2024.

Applicants will be notified by May 1st of their standing.

Please submit the following information using this link. Documents can be submitted in either PDF or .doc formats:

  • Resume with personal contact information
  • Artist statement
  • Personal statement that reflects your reason for applying to the Ceramics Program – Office for the Arts at Harvard residency program
  • 10 digital images, plus one optional detail per image. Files in jpeg format at 300 dpi, with images’ longest dimensions approximately 7 inches/2100 pixels. Each image should be labeled with the following format:
    image number_first initial_last name (example: 1_j_smith.jpg, 2_j_smith.jpg, etc.). Images will be used for promotional purposes upon acceptance to the program.
  • Corresponding image list. List should address each image by number in terms of: title, year, size of work, medium/techniques used.
  • Work should be current and completed within the last 2 years
  • List of 3 references – please provide, name, title, mailing and email address and telephone. In the case that you are a finalist, these references may be contacted.
  • THERE IS NO FEE FOR APPLICATION
  • Notification will be made via email

Questions? Email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

***International applicants, please know that we cannot sponsor nor assist with visas through the Ceramics Program.

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