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Ends on October 1, 2017
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Ends on October 15, 2017

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.

The residency in a nutshell:

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

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A one-page 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
Ends on October 15, 2017

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 October 15, 2017

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 October 1, 2017

You’ll work directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser. During this mid-winter event, WSW warms up our local community by presenting over 900 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers for sale. You’ll work on a production scale, creating between 300 and 600 vessels, depending on the studio’s need. After the Fiesta is over, you may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Wheel-throwing and hand-building
  • Glazing and surface design
  • Loading and firing electric kilns
  • Providing assistance to community members and volunteers in the studio
  • Maintaining the ceramics studio and equipment
  • Performing administrative duties relating to Chili Bowl, as necessary

Required:

  • Wheel-throwing experience
  • An interest in functional clay

 

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 ceramics 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: October 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by November 1
Length of internship: 3 months
Internship occurs: immediately following application, January – March

 

Application must include:

  • A complete resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A cover letter
  • Up to ten images of recent work, which must include examples of functional pieces (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
Ends on October 15, 2017

The Parent Grant—made possible by new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation—is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child(ren) under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics.

This grant includes a $1000 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 $1000 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 partner to stay 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(ren) 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 a single bed in each room) that has a bathroom and an open kitchen/living area where another bed can be placed. The maximum occupancy is three. Please note that, for safety reasons and to maintain a focused working environment, children cannot be in the studios where artists are working.

The residency in a nutshell:

Application due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by 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 $1000 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
Ends on October 15, 2017

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 October 1, 2017

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 October 1, 2017

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