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The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.

The Art-in-Education program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to WSW’s professional artists’ workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn. Our staff and AIE program manager work with the school’s teachers and the resident artists to develop and execute a curriculum related to the students’ in-school work.

Resident artists must be able to teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and are welcome to complete their personal work in any of WSW’s studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics. All artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, though studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists must provide their own materials, some of which can be purchased from WSW.

Spring residency: During a five-week residency, artists teach fourth and/or eighth graders in WSW’s studios two days/week for three weeks and visit the students twice in school. In exchange for teaching, residents receive 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions and on-campus housing. Due to the AIE schedule, spring residencies are fully subsidized, though artists are expected to pay for their own materials.

Fall residency: During a four-week residency, artists teach high school students in WSW’s studios one day/week and visit the students in school at least once. Workspace residencies are highly subsidized, so that fall AIE residents only pay $100/week in exchange for 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions and on-campus housing.


Key Details: Fall Residency

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: June 1
Length of residency: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, September through December


Key Details: Spring Residency

Applications open: June 1
Applications by: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: December 1
Length of residency: 5 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, January through April

 

The Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is an opportunity for potters who want to create their own work and participate in WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta, an annual fundraiser and our biggest community event of the year.

Each February, WSW sells over 1,000 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at the Chili Bowl Fiesta to support the operations of our ceramics studio. Pots are made throughout the year by resident artists, staff, interns, local artists, and our weekly clay study group. Every purchase of a pot comes with a helping of chili and cornbread donated by regional restaurants, plus we have raffles, music, and dancing! It’s a great event that allows our community to come together over handmade pottery and local food.

For the residency, we invite applications from artists in any stage of their careers and aim to provide artists with the time and space to live and work creatively. While the workspace residencies are highly subsidized (the cost to WSW is $5,000/month), awardees pay $100/week and make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls in exchange for on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access.

Artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, although studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists are required to provide the expendable materials for their own project and can use WSW’s studio materials for the Chili Bowl pots. WSW maintains an inventory of supplies and materials that artists may purchase while in residence.

Key Details: Fall Deadline

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: June 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September through January

Key Details: Spring Deadline

Applications open: June 1
Applications due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: December 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, January through April

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A project description, including your level of experience (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

This four-week residency in Malmö, Sweden is an unprecedented opportunity for artists working in print media and sculpture.

WSW has initiated a studio residency exchange with two not-for-profit collaborative workspaces: KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop Monumental. Artists can choose to work in one or both studios, depending on their projects. Orientation to each studio is provided, however selected artists must be able to work independently and be familiar with the printmaking and/or sculpture processes they’ll be utilizing. Additional charges may apply if the selected artist needs professional assistance.

Both studios are located in the same building, and artists have 24-hour access to the facilities. Housing is provided in the building’s Sculpture studio section. Artists will pay travel costs, food, and materials.

The KKV Grafik Studio is a 3,000 sq/ft printmaking studio, professionally equipped for intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, and letterpress printing. The open space layout encourages dialogue and the cross-pollination of ideas. A small private workspace for preparatory work is also available. The Malmö KKV Grafik Studio was founded in 1973 and is self-governed by its 125 members, all of whom are artists. The municipality of Malmö is the fiscal sponsor of the workshop facility.

KKV Sculpture Workshop Monumental is a 10,000 sq/ft professional studio for woodworking, pottery, enamel, glass art, metal casting, metalworking, and model making. The Sculpture Workshop Monumental was established in 1973 as a foundation. Today, its members include about 300 artists and friends.

Key details:

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: August 15
Length of residency: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: July of the year following application

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one sentence project summary followed by a brief project description (no more than 300 words total)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

The Studio Workspace Residency is a four- to six-week opportunity for artists to create new work and fully immerse themselves in WSW’s supportive environment. We invite applications from artists at any stage of their careers. This residency gives artists a gift of time, an uninterrupted period to live and work away from the stresses of daily life. Artists may choose to work in any one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

While the workspace residencies are highly subsidized (the actual cost is $5,000/month), awardees pay $200/week in exchange for on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. Additionally, artists receive a thorough studio orientation. Artists are expected to work independently, although studio staff is always available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists are required to provide their own expendable materials, though WSW maintains an extensive inventory of supplies and materials that artists may purchase while in residence.

An outside jury chooses the residency recipients.

 

The residency in a nutshell:

Fall applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by June 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September through January

Spring applications due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, February through June

 

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one-page project description, including the studio you’d like to work in and your level of experience (no more than 100 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

You’ll work directly with WSW’s staff under the leadership of the Managing Director, and gain experience by working alongside the staff of an established nonprofit arts organization. You will, among other things, undertake projects relating to public relations, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Writing assignments, including donor letters, blog posts, and press releases
  • Short- and long-term marketing initiatives for email, direct mail, and social media
  • Maintaining WSW’s web presence on community calendars and across our media listings
  • Providing administrative support by processing memberships and donations, assisting in database work, managing email & phone communications, processing resident applications for jury review, and fulfilling artists’ book orders
  • Performing studio/office upkeep, including housing turnover, potluck setup and breakdown, and more

Required:

  • Ability to produce clear and accurate written content; applicants must be confident in composing a wide variety of messages while maintaining a consistent voice for WSW
  • Knowledge of basic administrative programs, including Microsoft Office suite and G-suite
  • Ability to prioritize and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Professionalism and phone poise

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of Salesforce, WordPress, MailChimp, InDesign, or Photoshop
  • Experience sharing content across multiple social media channels
  • Graphic design and/or web skills

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term.

Key Details: Spring Term

Applications open: June 1
Applications due: December 1, midnight EST
Notification date: February 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: April – September

Key Details: Fall Term

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: August 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: October – March

Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Two writing samples, such as press releases, blog posts, or grant proposals, and one other work sample, such as a marketing calendar or design piece
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

The Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency is a four-week opportunity that allows artists to work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany. Two artists will be chosen to work at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany.

This opportunity affords artists more than just studio time. Images, thoughts, and words from diverse viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge at Atelierhaus. Barbara Beisinghoff also invites local press for an artists’ presentation during the residency. You can find more information about the facilities and surrounding area here: atelierhausbeisinghoff.blogspot.com and on WSW’s Flickr site.

Accommodation is free of charge and provides artists with an apartment, shared bath, library, kitchen, living room, and garden. The resident pays for travel costs, food, and materials. Artists prepare lunch together.

Atelierhaus Beisinghoff offers access to:

  • Letterpress studio with Korrex flatbed press, Garamond, Helvetica, Futura, Wallau, and some Bodoni Antiqua typefaces
  • Intaglio studio with Plankenhorn etching press for paper up to 132 x 180 cm (52 x 70 in) and Kniehebel toggle press 32 x 42 cm, for smaller etchings and woodcuts.

Key details:

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: August 15
Length of residency: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: July or August following application

Application must include: 

  • A current resume
  • A one sentence project summary followed by a brief project description (no more than 300 words total)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

You’ll perform independent work in the kitchen and work with the Studio Manager on all ArtFarm-related projects. This two-month internship runs through our Summer Art Institute (SAI) workshops. You’ll focus on honing culinary skills and agricultural knowledge as it relates to non-traditional papermaking fibers. Your work will directly contribute to WSW’s community by bringing staff and SAI participants together over a midday meal.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning weekly, rotating menus for staff and SAI students (an absolute cap of 45 people/day)
  • Preparing mostly vegetarian lunches and accommodating allergies and special diets like vegan and gluten-free
  • Grocery shopping: visiting supermarkets and weekend farmer’s markets to stock up on ingredients
  • Maintaining and harvesting papermaking fibers, vegetables, and herbs at ArtFarm
  • Cleaning and general maintenance on ArtFarm and of WSW’s kitchen facilities

Required:

  • Previous cooking experience
  • Ability to work independently (Recipes and guidance can be provided by WSW staff, but you are expected to be comfortable working alone in the kitchen.)
  • A car

Please note that preference may be given to applicants with an interest in our studio disciplines. The internship doesn’t require studio work, but interns do have full access to the facilities in their off-time.

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. Though the summer intern leaves before our group exhibition, she is still welcome to include her work in the show.

Key details:

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: May 1
Length of internship: 2 months
Internship occurs: the year of application, July – August

Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • A sample menu for one week of lunches
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

Each term, WSW hosts three studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community. You’ll be asked to work hard and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting residents in the studio, as necessary, but especially for artist’s book production
  • Acting as studio assistant for workshops and classes:
  • Maintaining studio functionality: servicing and troubleshooting equipment, performing organizational and cleaning projects, turning over resident housing, and potluck setup/breakdown
  • Potentially completing studio projects in papermaking, screen printing, letterpress printing, or graphic design, depending on the projects at hand

Required:

  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: silkscreen, letterpress, printmaking, papermaking, book arts, or graphic design
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with many different people in a studio environment

Preferred:

  • Additional studio knowledge that may be useful: photography, darkroom operations, or ceramics. (Please note: while studio interns have access to the ceramics studio in their off-time, they do not work in that department.)

All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $400/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming. Outside working hours, and with respect to residents’ work, interns have unlimited studio access. The internship session can culminate in a group exhibition of work created during the term.

Key Details: Spring Term

Applications open: June 1
Applications due: December 1, midnight EST
Notification date: February 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: April – September

Key Details: Fall Term

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: August 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: October – March

Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

The Studio Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers.

This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

This residency has a two-step jury process: a rotating, impartial jury selects the finalists and then WSW applies for NEA funding for the chosen projects.

Key details:

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: October 30
Residency length: 6-8 weeks
Residency occurs: 1-2 years after application, September through June

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
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