All digital applications must be submitted by midnight, EST on the date of the deadline. If you have any questions or technical difficulties please contact us at info@wsworkshop.org or (845) 658-9133.

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Scholarships are based on financial need and are available to a limited number of artists. WSW can only provide one award per applicant. Applications must be fully completed in order to be considered.

Please note: Scholarships are not applicable for joint workshops with R&F Handmade Paints or international workshops.

If awarded, artists receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition, but must pay the lab fee in full. This means that scholarship recipients with WSW membership pay $375 + the full lab fee and nonmembers pay $400 + the full lab fee.


In addition to filling out the following form, applicants must include:
  • Your most recent tax return
  • A list of your formal and informal art education experience 
  • A description of how this award will benefit your art-making
Scholarship applications will be accepted no later than May 15th. Applicants will be notified either way by June 15th. Questions should be directed to info@wsworkshop.org.
Ends on February 15, 2018
This category is only for references who do not wish to submit recommendation letters through the internship candidate. All other letters can and should be attached to the applicant's submission.

 If you have questions or concerns you can contact us at info@wsworkshop.org or (845) 658-9133.
Ends on April 1, 2018

The Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency is a four- to five-week opportunity for artists with teaching experience; knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking processes; and an interest in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. Artists can work on their own projects in one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. We invite applications from artists in all stages of their careers.

Our Art-in-Education (AIE) 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 a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

All artists receive a thorough studio orientation. Artists are expected to work independently, though studio staff is always available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. While you are required to provide your own expendable materials, WSW maintains a deep inventory of supplies and materials that you may purchase while in residence.

Spring residency: During a five-week residency, artists teach in WSW’s studios two days/week for three weeks and visit the students twice in school. In exchange for teaching elementary and/or middle school students, residents receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions. Due to the AIE schedule, spring residencies are fully subsidized at a rate of $5,000/month, 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. Workspace residencies are highly subsidized, so that fall AIE artists only pay $100/week in exchange for on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.

 

The residency in a nutshell:

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

Spring applications due by: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 1
Length of residency: 5 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, January through April

 

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one-page description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in and your teaching experience
  • 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 April 1, 2018

The Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is a four- to six-week opportunity for ceramicists who want to participate in WSW’s biggest community event of the year while also creating their own work in our supportive and immersive environment. 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.

Each February, WSW sells over 900 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at our Chili Bowl Fiesta. Attendees can fill their new wares with chili donated by over 20 area restaurants. The vessels are made and decorated throughout the year by visiting artists, staff, interns, local potters, and our weekly clay study group. Funds raised at the Fiesta support WSW’s ceramics department.

While the workspace residencies are highly subsidized (the actual cost 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. 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 the expendable materials for their own project and can use studio materials for the Chili Bowl vessels. WSW maintains an extensive inventory of supplies and materials that artists may purchase while in residence.

 

The residency in a nutshell:

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

Spring/summer 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, March through July

 

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one-paragraph 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
Ends on June 30, 2018

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 and travel costs, food, and materials are paid by the artist-in-residence.

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.

The residency in a nutshell:

Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by 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 half-page project description (12pt type or larger)
  • 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 April 1, 2018

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
Ends on February 15, 2018

You’ll work directly with WSW’s Operations Manager under the leadership of the Executive 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
  • Deep knowledge of the Microsoft Office 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 $300/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.

 

The internship in a nutshell:

Summer/fall applications due by: Februrary 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by April 15
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year of application, July – December

Winter/spring applications due by: October 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by November 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year following application, January – June

 

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 June 30, 2018

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.comwomensstudioworkshopdiemelstadt.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.

The residency in a nutshell:

Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by August 15
Length of residency: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: July following application

Application must include: 

  • A current resume
  • A one-sentence project summary followed by a half-page project description (12pt type or larger)
  • 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 February 15, 2018

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 $300/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.

 

The internship in a nutshell:

Applications due by: Februrary 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by April 15
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
Ends on February 15, 2018

Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager. You’ll work on projects including 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: graphic design, 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 $300/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.

 

The internship in a nutshell:

Summer/fall applications due by: Februrary 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by April 15
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year of application, July – December

Winter/spring applications due by: October 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by November 1
Length of internship: 6 months
Internship occurs: the year following application, January – June

 

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
Ends on February 1, 2018

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 juried process: WSW selects the artists, and then sends their work to the appropriate funders for final approval.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: February 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by June 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