Artists in Residence

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.

Check back in the spring to apply for the 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence program.


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, woodworking, forging, mold making and/or casting. Materials relevant to the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, mixed media.

2D: seeking artists in 2-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber and/or multi-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
  • 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


  • 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 (clay fee applies*).
  • 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
  • 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, a large supply of stone carving tools/materials, anvil. AVariety of standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays, etc.
  • 2-D Department: easels, tables, wall space, 2 printing presses, running water, ample natural light.
  • 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 20 hours per week on premises in your studio and producing your work.
  • Required to teach at least one 8-week class and one workshop which will be published in the catalog