The Artists-in-Residence Program Overview
The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s nine month Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists with varied disciplines who have at least a BFA. Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our students and community, and have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills while instructing workshops and eight-week classes. The Armory provides each resident artist a studio space where they can develop their own work, with the opportunity to exhibit their work at the end of their tenure. Artists-in-Residence receive a generous monthly stipend and are paid for teaching and extracurricular events in the community.
Exhibitions Residency Application due by Fri, May 28th. See below.
All other applications are CLOSED.
NEW! Exhibitions: Under supervision and guidance of the Director of Education, the Exhibitions Resident is responsible
for coordinating 12 or more planned exhibitions throughout the year in 2 gallery spaces at the Armory.
Learn More & Apply
2D: Seeking artists in 2-dimensional media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking,
fiber, and/or multi-media. Resident will also be responsible for booking models for open sketch
sessions, monitoring open sketch, and assisting with departmental special projects as needed.
Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Seeking a jewelry/metalsmith knowledgeable in advanced soldering
fabrication techniques, some forming methods using various stakes/hammers, surface finishes &
patinas, centrifugal or vacuum casting, hydraulic press, enameling, stone setting & or 3-D rendering.
Ceramics: Seeking potters or clay sculptors competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing
reduction, raku, soda, and electric kilns.
Sculpture: Seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding (MIG, TIG, SMAW,
Oxy/Acetylene gas welding), woodworking, forging, mold making, and/or casting. Materials relevant to
the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, and mixed media.
All applicants must have at least 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment, which includes teacher’s assistant (TA).
- Facility hours: daily, nightly and weekend access (however some restrictions might exist due to
COVID-19 safety protocol)
- Production studio area
- Participation in the Artist-in-Residence group exhibition
- Competitive monthly stipend
- Additional income and teaching opportunities in Armory classes, Armory private classes, and community programs
- Workshop attendance and/or assistance opportunities with visiting master artists
- Access granted to studios outside your assigned department
SPECIFICS PER DEPARTMENT:
- 2-D Department: easels, tables, wall space, 3 printing presses, desktop Mac Pros with Adobe
Suite, large scale ink jet printer, running water, virtual reality creative suite included in MAC
lab, and ample natural light.
- Clay Studio: 1 slab roller, 1 spray booth, 2 extruders (standard and hydraulic),16 electric
Brent wheels, Soldner clay mixer, pug machine, ball mill (2 barrels), fully stocked/standard dry
materials room, low to high fire glazes, clay supply room, 3D printer and virtual reality
equipment and software for clay.
- Kilns: 45 cubic ft downdraft natural gas kilns, natural gas soda kiln, 30 cubic ft natural gas
fiber kiln, raku kiln, 10 electric computer-controlled kilns (2/10 electrics are testers). Kilns are
shared with sculpture department
Metalsmithing Studio: 2 large metalsmithing classrooms, jeweler’s benches, hand tools, drill
presses, anvils, rolling mills, hydraulic press, flex shafts, a large variety of hammers & stakes,
stone setting tools/GRS bench system, lapidary wheels, polishing motor/wheels, centrifuge &
vacuum casting area, enameling area & kilns, polishing wheels, electro-etching, Orion pulse
- Sculpture Studio: Slab roller, industrial compressor, carving equipment, MIG, TIG, Plasma
Cutter, Arc, Oxygen/Acetylene, propane, clamps/ vice, Band Saw, Table Saw, wide range of
power tools, belt sander, grinders, large supply of stone carving tools/materials, and anvil.
Variety of standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays, etc.
- Upon request – access to common areas in departments with 2D areas serving as shared
spaces and 3D departments including metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics shared spaces.
- All residents are required to work 12 hours a week for the Armory. Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Help keep facilities and equipment clean and ready for use and undertake basic maintenance and organizational tasks necessary for upkeep of communal studio.
- Active participation in the collective life of the Armory.
- Monitoring for studio hours and assist Master Artist Workshops when needed.
- Contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraisers.
- Assistance during the Armory public relations events: exhibition receptions, fundraisers, etc. as needed and is part of your weekly service hours. Additional volunteer assistance may be needed.
- Occasional conditional changes may apply.
- A minimum of 25 hours per week on premises in your studio producing your work.
- Required to teach at least three 8-week classes and one 1- or 2-day workshops or pop-ups per session, which will be published online and in session brochures.