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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

2019 Local Project-Based Residencies- Apply Today!

Mission Statement:

New for 2019, our Local Project-Based Residency is available to help support, sustain, and foster the growth of artists in Douglas County, KS, by providing material support for the development of special projects. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary and experimental works, the Lawrence Arts Center aims to facilitate projects that would not be achievable within the financial and physical restrictions of the artist’s individual studio, and to assist local artists to create works competitive on a national scale.

In addition to visual artists working in any medium, the Lawrence Arts Center Project-Based Residency is open to writers, dancers, or creators working in other performance-based media within Douglas County, KS. This residency is designed to offer expanded community support for artists working outside of academic programs, and is unavailable for current students.

Selected artists will receive a stipend of up to $500.00 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. The Lawrence Arts Center houses printmaking, ceramics, and jewelry facilities, performance spaces, and areas for public installation and alternative display solutions.

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 printmaking and ceramics who can prove invaluable resources and energetic studio co-inhabitants for short-term residencies.

Apply now! We are accepting applications through SlideRoom. Visit for more application details and for submissions.

Questions? Contact Director of Adult Visual Arts Education Kyla Strid.


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
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • project description/proposal.
    • Please provide a written description of your project intent. Included in this statement should be a basic timeline of your proposed residency, as well as display or performance requirements.
  • Material Considerations
    • Describe which studios and equipment would be relevant to your work. In addition to facilities, consider human resources available; LAC staff, artists in residence, and other arts professionals. Include a short statement on why the resources at LAC would be beneficial to your project.
  • 5-10 work samples, with approximately half specific to your proposed project
  • application fee of $12.00

Apply online through SlideRoom

or

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

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