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Residencies

Spring Residency
3 Sessions Available in April, 2023

Do you need a week to work on that art project you just can’t get to at home? Or three 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 three five-day sessions in the metalsmithing, ceramics, or wood studio, or work in other media in our flex studio. The Smith Lab is also open for those looking to supplement their work with digital fabrication. 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.

Session 1: April 10 – 14

Session 2: April 17 – 21

Session 3: April 24 – 28

Residency Fee: $250 + studio fee

Housing Fee: $125 – $450 per week, depending on selection

Summer Residency
May 21 - 31, 2023

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, and participants may also schedule time in the Smith Lab to supplement their work with digital fabrication processes. Each studio and the Smith Lab 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.

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

Emerging Artist Residency
September 2023 - May 2024

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 2023 and end in May 2024. 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 their work through Pocosin’s gallery.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate partners or pets.