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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 area residents a unique opportunity to study visual arts with practicing artists 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 multi-faceted experience that include teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will 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 housing, free dental care, free firings, and 24 hour access to all studios, including print, metal, photography, and digital media.
  • Residents will teach a minimum of two classes 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: providing orientation to students enrolled in open studio, assisting in loading/unloading and firing kilns, mixing glazes and slips, recycling clay, and providing general studio maintenance and upkeep with education staff.
  • The resident will assist in annual studio fund raisers.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery, and they will contribute to and receive a publication about their exhibits. Curatorial and technical support 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 several printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, silkscreen, and letterpress, and offer access to Sturgis, Vandercook, Hoe (Washington-style), and Griffin presses. The intaglio facilities include a state of the art acid hood.

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 housing, free dental care, and 24 hour access to the studios, including ceramics, metal, photography, and digital media studios.
  • Residents will teach a minimum of two classes 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: providing orientation to advanced print artists, organization and storage of type, monitoring and changing acids, and general studio maintenance and upkeep.
  • The resident will assist in annual studio fund raisers and assist in the visiting artist program.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Lawrence Arts Center gallery and they will receive and contribute to a publication about their exhibits. Curatorial and technical support provided by the Arts Center.

Apply Online


Project-based Residencies

Goal: To help support, sustain, and foster growth in local arts and artists by providing material support for development of special projects, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary works, helping 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 at Arts Center established times, 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 2 weeks – 4 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:

  • 1-3 month commitment

Submissions requirements:

  • Short Bio
  • CV or resume
  • project description/proposal
  • short statement on why the resources at LAC would be beneficial to your project
  • application fee of $15.00

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