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The Lawrence Arts Center offers a 12-month Artist in Residence program to select artists in ceramics and printmaking. We also offer shorter term project based residencies throughout the year.


Artist in Residence Program

The Visiting and Resident Artists program at the Lawrence Arts Center offers community members a unique opportunity to study visual arts with practitioners of varied backgrounds and diverse skills. New artists are invited each year to become a part of the Lawrence community and share their professional skills with Lawrence Arts Center students and artists.

These 12-month Artist in Residence programs are designed to provide a creative and supportive environment in which artists may immerse themselves in creating new work and expanding their own understanding of their medium and other media available at the Arts Center. The residencies are a multi-faceted experience including teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and culminate in an exhibition of new work.

Residencies are currently being offered in Ceramics and Printmaking. More information can be found below.

Application deadline is April 15th for 12-month residencies beginning August 1.

Apply Online


Ceramics Residency

The residency will begin August 1 and end on July 31. The ideal candidate should have an MFA in ceramics, and be self-directed and able to work independently. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques.

  • The resident will be provided studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and furnished housing, free dental care, free firings, and 24 hour access to all studios, including ceramics, print, metal, photography, and digital media.
  • Residents will teach a minimum of two classes per session (4 sessions a year) with opportunities to teach more.
  • The Arts Center will facilitate structured and unstructured opportunities to engage with the universities and broader community, and the resident will make at least one presentation each to the school district, university, and public.
  • Residents perform 15 hours per week in studio maintenance. Maintenance of ceramics studio includes: assisting in loading/unloading and firing kilns, mixing glazes and slips, recycling clay, and providing general studio maintenance and upkeep.
  • The resident will assist in annual studio fundraisers and assist in the visiting artist program.
  • Residents will have the opportunity for a solo exhibition of their work in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery. Curatorial and technical support will be provided by the Arts Center.

Apply Online


Printmaking Residency

The John Talleur Print Studio is the only community print shop in Kansas. Its facilities support a broad range of printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, silkscreen, book arts, and letterpress, and offer access to Takach, Vandercook, Hoe (Washington-style), and Griffin presses. The studio emphasizes innovative and solventless techniques, and the intaglio facilities use all low toxic grounds and removers.

The residency will begin August 1 and end on July 31. The ideal candidate should have an MFA in printmaking, and be self-directed and able to work independently. Preference is given to candidates who have demonstrated artistic excellence as well as interest in experimentation and innovative techniques.

  • The resident will be provided studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and furnished housing, free dental care, and 24 hour access to the studios, including print, ceramics, metal, photography, and digital media studios.
  • Residents will teach a minimum of two classes per session (4 sessions a year) with opportunities to teach more.
  • The Arts Center will facilitate structured and unstructured opportunities to engage with the universities and broader community, and the resident will make at least one presentation each to the school district, university, and public.
  • Residents are expected to perform 15 hours per week in studio maintenance, outreach to area schools, hanging print shows, or providing other exhibition assistance. Maintenance of the print studio includes: organization and storage of type, monitoring mordants, and general studio maintenance and upkeep.
  • The resident will assist in annual studio fundraisers and assist in the visiting artist program.
  • Residents will have the opportunity for a solo exhibition of their work in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery. Curatorial and technical support will be provided by the Arts Center.

Apply Online


Project Based Residencies

Goals: To help support, sustain, and foster growth in local arts and artists by providing material support for the development of special projects, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary works. To help local artists to create works competitive on a national scale.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of up to $300 per project, use of studio space during times established by the Arts Center, and up to 8 hours of private instruction in any studio space or medium. Housing will be provided, and the duration of the project based residency is 1 week – 3 months.

The Lawrence Arts Center is staffed with experts in each of our program fields, as well as arts professionals, and two annual artists-in-residence in the areas of printmaking and ceramics who can prove invaluable resources and energetic co-inhabitants for short-term residencies.


Applying for Project-Based Residencies

Contact Kyla Strid, Director of Residencies and Adult Education
kyla@lawrenceartscenter.org

Requirements:

  • 1 week to 3 month commitment

Submissions requirements:

  • CV or resume
  • project description/proposal
  • short statement on why the resources at LAC would be beneficial to your project
  • 5-8 work samples relevant to the proposal
  • application fee of $15.00

Send to:
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044