Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Invites Applications for Residencies

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is inviting applications for its 2017-18 Artist Residency Program.

From five to ten residencies of from three to twelve months will be awarded to craft artists working in wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, or mixed media. Each artist will receive a $500 monthly stipend and a $300 quarterly housing/materials allowance. The residency also provides twenty-four-hour access to two-hundred-square-foot artist studios equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet access. In addition, a wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents, are also available.

During his or her residency, the artist's creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery. Additional opportunities include discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals; ongoing professional development; and a group exhibition at the end of residency cycle.

The application period opens January 1, 2017. Juried selection is based on the quality of creative work, the applicant's ability to interact with the public, his or her career direction, and program diversity. All applicants must be able to fulfill a program requirement of working in their studios twenty-four hours per week and at least two weekends per month during the center's public hours.

Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in April.

For complete program guidelines, information about current and past residents, and application instructions, see the HCCC website.