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The Ora Schneider Regional Grant is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. Gail Schneider Matlin—a gifted artist, former WSW board member, and daughter of Ora Schneider—funds these residencies to honor her mother’s long-time commitment to our community’s cultural life.

WSW awards this residency to two artists, who may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermaking; screenprinting; photography; or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. We understand that applicants may not be close enough for a daily commute, so free onsite housing can also be arranged.

Key details:

Application open: June 1
Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: January 31
Residency length: 1 month
Residency occurs: the year after application, September through June

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A description of the project, including the studio(s) 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 the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

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. Awardees make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls for the Chili Bowl and have the time and space to create their own body of work.

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.

As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized. This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, and meals while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost.


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

 

The Parent Grant—made possible by support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1450 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. WSW can also provide technical advice and production assistance.

The $1450 childcare stipend can be used at the artist’s discretion, though a childcare plan must be submitted with the application. Possible childcare scenarios include:

  • Bringing a caregiver or co-parent (must be 18+) to stay at WSW for the residency period
  • Finding a childcare facility near WSW
  • Locating individuals near WSW who can provide childcare
  • Paying for childcare at your family’s home base

If you plan to bring your child/children and are in need of childcare, WSW recommends using care.com to locate area providers. WSW cannot assist applicants in finding childcare options.

If your child/children are coming with you, WSW can provide a two-bedroom apartment (with one single bed, one double, and one single pull-out couch) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area. The maximum occupancy is four. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

Key details:

Application open: June 1
Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: December 15
Residency length: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September – June

 -Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A childcare plan, detailing your use of the $1450 stipend
  • 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 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.

Artists will 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 their own expendable materials, though WSW maintains an extensive inventory of supplies and materials that artists may purchase while in residence.

As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized. This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, and meals while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost.

 

 

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: September through June following the application

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: January through June OR September through December following the application

 

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 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

 

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
Ends on December 1, 2019

 

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: June 1
Applications due: December 1, midnight EST
Notification date: February 1
Length of internship: 2 months
Internship occurs: the year following 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
Ends on December 1, 2019

 

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
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