Residencies

Need time and space to work on a project that's been on your mind? Apply to one of our resident artist programs today!

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January 2 - 11, 2025

Winter Residency: Cabin Fever Reliever

The Winter Residency offers ten days of uninterrupted studio time, and an opportunity to work with artists across creative disciplines. Applicants propose a project for a primary studio area including ceramics, metalsmithing, and woodworking. There is also a mixed media studio suitable for other projects. Artists at any stage in their career are welcome but must be capable of using studio equipment independently.

The residency environment is conducive to individual and collaborative work. Each studio will be staffed with a coordinator to help with any equipment or studio-related questions during the workday.

Participants are responsible for providing their own materials and meals. They will have 24-hour access to a fully equipped communal kitchen and gas grill, a communal lounge area, and plenty of outdoor space to relax and enjoy river and town views.

Cost: $500 + studio fee and housing ($250-$900 depending on selection)

Application will open in August of 2024.

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April 2025

Spring Residency

Do you need a week to work on that art project you just can’t get to at home? Or two weeks for a deep dive into your practice? The Spring Residency lets you take it one week at a time. Artists can apply for any of two five-day sessions in the metalsmithing, ceramics, or wood studio, or work in other media in our flex studio.  All studios will be staffed with a coordinator to help with equipment or studio-related questions during the workday. Selected artists may participate in more than one session. Artists at all stages of their careers are welcome but must be capable of using studio equipment independently.

Participants are responsible for providing their own materials and meals. They will have 24-hour access to a fully equipped communal kitchen and gas grill, a communal lounge area, and plenty of outdoor space to relax and enjoy river and town views.

2 Sessions Available in April 2025

  • Session 1: April 7 – 11
  • Session 2: April 14 – 18

Fees

  • Residency Fee: $250 per week + studio fee
  • Housing Fee: $125 – $450 per week, depending on selection

Application will open in November 2024.

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May 19 - 28, 2025

Summer Residency

The Summer Residency offers ten days of uninterrupted studio time, and an opportunity to work with artists across creative disciplines. Applicants propose a project for a primary studio area including ceramics, metalsmithing, and woodworking. There is also a mixed media studio suitable for other projects. Artists at any stage in their career are welcome but must be capable of using studio equipment independently.

The residency environment is conducive to individual and collaborative work. Each studio will be staffed with a coordinator to help with any equipment or studio-related questions during the workday.

Participants are responsible for providing their own materials and meals. They will have 24-hour access to a fully equipped communal kitchen and gas grill, a communal lounge area, and plenty of outdoor space to relax and enjoy river and town views.

Cost: $500 + studio fee and housing ($250-$900 depending on selection)

Application will open in November 2024.

Female painting

September 2025 - May 2026

9 Month Artist Residency

This program provides two emerging artists with studio space, time, and facilities to pursue their artistic goals. Pocosin Arts primarily accepts applications for metalsmithing, ceramics, or woodwork for nine-month residencies. Proposals from other disciplines are also considered, provided the applicant can fulfill our teaching requirement and provide their own equipment. The residency is open to U.S. citizens and residents are selected through a competitive review process. The next residency period will begin September 2024 and end in May 2025. Artists apply in their primary studio area, and the program includes access to all studios. Residents also receive free housing and utilities, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, and a personal workspace. Residents are paid to teach youth and adult community classes and provide occasional assistance on campus.

Residents are selected by a competitive review based on the quality of work, a desire to teach, and articulated goals. Pocosin Arts primarily accepts residents in metalsmithing, ceramics, and the Smith digital fabrication lab, though proposals from other disciplines may also be considered. The strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to their craft, have a clear vision for their time in residence, and demonstrate a desire to teach.

Qualifications

The strongest candidates will demonstrate a commitment to their craft that is evident in their work. Ideal applicants are:

  • Self-motivated, focused on their work, and have a clear vision for their time in residence
  • Enjoy teaching and sharing their knowledge of craft with students ranging in age from six and up
  • Want to contribute and be of service to the community and the school

Teaching

Residents are an important part of our education program and teach weekly youth and adult classes throughout their time at Pocosin. Youth programs include Art After School, Summer Art Camp, and other special programs. Community classes for 18 years and up are offered in metals, ceramics, and other media.

Financial Information

Residents receive free housing and utilities, access to shared kitchen and laundry facilities, and a personal workspace in their primary studio. They are compensated for their teaching, and for occasional assistance on campus. Residents also sell their work through Pocosin’s gallery.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate partners or pets.

Application will open in November 2024.

Current Resident Artists

Lily Tilton

Lily hails from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and earned a diploma in Cabinet and Furni­ture Making from the North Bennet Street School in January 2023. She has held a fellowship at…

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Riley McManus

Riley McManus is a multidisciplinary artist, whose practice primarily revolves around ceramic sculpture, incorporating diverse materials such as enameled metals and glass. His artistic journey first began on the shores…

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Past Resident Artists

2017 – 2018

  • Mark Arnold – Ceramics
  • Gabrielle Grace Graber – Ceramics
  • Caitlin McDonald – Metals

2017

2016 – 2017

2016

2015 – 2016

2015

2014

2013

2012 – 2013

2012

2011 – 2012

  • Caitlin Cartwright – Painting

2011

2010

  • Lynsey Gwilliam – Textiles

2009

2008

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