Posted January 15, 2021 in Press Releases

Free Online Application Open through March 1, 2021

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) announces its application for the 2021 – 2022 Cycle (September 2021 – August 2022) of its Artist Residency Program is now open through March 1, 2021. This year, due to generous funding, there is no online application fee, and all artists working in craft media, including wood, glass, metal, fiber, clay, and mixed media, are encouraged to apply.

About the Artist Residency Program

For nearly 20 years, the Center’s artist residency program has offered time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media.  Each year, artists apply from throughout the U.S. and beyond, and eight-to-ten artists are selected for a three-to-twelve-month residency. The juried selection is based on quality of creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity. Accepted artists will be notified via e-mail in April.

Residents are required to have their studios open for at least two days each week, giving visitors the unique opportunity to walk in, ask questions, and watch them work. This deeper level of interaction between artists and visitors allows the public to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques and helps artists to gain exposure, make connections within the Houston community, and educate people of all ages about craft. Applicants should consider the public facing nature of the residencies and the fact that a major goal of the program is to provide visitors with an opportunity to explore contemporary craft through engagement with working artists. Continue Reading >