The Studio Arts Residency at Craigardan is an opportunity for ceramic artists to be fully immersed in an exquisite environment conducive to making.  We invite applications from artists at any stage in their careers who may seek uninterrupted time to create new work amid the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains.  Reasons for a residency vary:  an artist may wish to develop a portfolio for graduate school, or take a teaching sabbatical, or create a body of work that will kick-start a wholesale or retail studio business.  Artists may wish to gain insight into studio design and development to better prepare for an independent career; or they may simply wish to refresh their day-to-day practice and renew inspiration.  A primary aim of the Residency is to foster an individual’s creative and intellectual growth in a supportive community.  Craigardan encourages the cross-pollination of ideas across disciplines in a unique retreat setting.  

Residents have access to well-equipped studios on a thoughtfully designed campus.  Artists are encouraged to collaborate with the farm staff and culinary residents, explore the surrounding Adirondack region, and develop mutually beneficial ties to the rural community.


Summer Residency

the Summer Residency is a weekly or monthly opportunity within June 1 and September 30

Artists may choose to come for one week, one month or more, staying up to 4 months.

The [highly subsidized] residency fee is $250 per week or $1000 per month ($33/day) and includes:

  • a private bedroom with shared living areas, bathroom, and laundry room

  • personal studio space available 24/7 with basic furniture and equipment

  • shared studio spaces with multiple work areas, a stocked glaze making room, available electric and kick wheels, electric kilns, and a two-chamber Will Ruggles designed wood-firing salt/soda kiln

  • all building utilities and wireless internet

  • weekly farm share of local seasonal produce, meats, and dairy goods from Craigardan and partner farms

  • invitations to all community meals (up to 3 per week) prepared by the culinary artist-in-residence

  • open and cost-free participation in all programs and events at Craigardan

  • the opportunity to show and sell work in the gallery

Requirements:

  • ability to work independently, though access to studio staff and assistance is available

  • familiarity with ceramic studio processes and equipment

  • a BFA or BA with a concentration in ceramics or equivalent experience

Summer Residency Teaching Fellowship

The Fellowship provides the time and space for a ceramic artist to explore new ideas and to experiment with different materials and techniques in exchange for contributing to the greater Craigardan community. Fellows lead the Clay Forum and teach ceramics classes and/or workshops.  The time commitment varies, but averages approximately 15 hours per week.

An applicant is awarded the Fellowship based on the strength of the submitted resume, the letter of intent and an interview.  Teaching Fellows receive all the benefits of a Summer Residency without the fee.  The fellowship is available for a period of up to 4 months.  

Requirements:

  • ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • excellent communication skills with a willingness to share knowledge and experience

  • familiarity with ceramic studio processes and equipment including glaze-making and the firing of kilns

  • a BFA or BA with a concentration in ceramics or equivalent experience. MFA and/or experience in teaching preferred


Winter Residency 

the Winter Residency is a monthly opportunity between November 1 and April 30.  

Artists may choose to come for one month or more, staying up to 6 months.

Winter at Craigardan provides an unparalleled stretch of quiet; a focused period of time to create dynamic, self-directed work without distraction.  Although we encourage Winter Residents to take advantage of this time and fully immerse themselves in their studio practice, long-term artists may choose to offset their personal expenses with part-time jobs in the nearby towns of Keene, Keene Valley, Lake Placid and Elizabethtown.

The [highly subsidized] residency fee is $1000 per month ($33/day) and includes:

  • a private bedroom with shared living areas, bathroom, and laundry room

  • a winter farm share

  • personal studio space available 24/7 with basic furniture and equipment

  • shared studio spaces with multiple work areas, a stocked glaze-making room; available electric and kick wheels; electric kilns, and a two-chamber Will Ruggles designed wood-firing salt/soda kiln

  • all building utilities and wireless internet

  • the opportunity to show and sell work in the Gallery

Requirements:

  • ability to work responsibly and independently, as access to staff may not always be available

  • a ruggedness, resourcefulness, and resiliency

  • familiarity with ceramic studio processes and equipment

  • a BFA or BA with a concentration in ceramics or equivalent experience.

Winter Residency Teaching Fellowship

The Fellowship provides the time and space for a ceramic artists to explore new ideas and to experiment with different materials and techniques in exchange for contributing to the greater Craigardan community. Winter Teaching Fellows commit to a 6 month residency (Nov 1 - April 30) and lead the clay forum and teach ceramics classes.  The time commitment varies, but averages approximately 15 hours per week over the 6 month residency.

An applicant is awarded the Fellowship based on the strength of the submitted resume, the letter of intent and an interview.  Teaching Fellows receive all the benefits of a Winter Residency without the fee.

Requirements:

  • ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • excellent communication skills with a willingness to share knowledge and experience

  • familiarity with ceramic studio processes and equipment including glaze-making and the firing of kilns

  • a BFA or BA with a concentration in ceramics or equivalent experience. MFA and/or experience in teaching preferred


PLEASE NOTE:  All Residents are responsible for their own transportation, personal tools, materials, and firings.  All Residents contribute to common housekeeping work in the Studios and houses.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a visit to Craigardan prior to submitting an application.

Studio Artists-in-Residence:

2017 - 2019:

Caitlyn Wright

Tyler Bischoff

Kyle Brumsted

Jack Van Wie

Eric Hoefler

Mary Barringer

Renqian Yang

Stellah DeVille

Hedy Yang

Harry Caldwell


2018/19 Application:

Residency applications are accepted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.  We encourage early applications!

Summer Residency length:  weekly or monthly between June 1 and September 30  //  *Summer 2018 residencies have been filled

Summer Fellowship Application deadline: April 1st

Winter Residency length:  monthly between November 1 and April 30  //  We are currently accepting applications for Winter 2018-2019

Winter Fellowship Application deadline: August 1st

Application must include:

Completed Application form

  • Comprehensive Resume

  • Letter of Intent including: how you plan to use your residency, what you hope to contribute to the community, and how a residency at Craigardan will benefit you and your future endeavors

  • 2 professional references (optional)

  • 5-10 images of recent work

  • An image script, which includes the title, medium, size, and date of each image

 Plus…(if interested in applying for the Teaching Fellowship):

  • Complete list of teaching experience

  • 2 or more sample lesson plans that you have taught or would like to teach

 

There is no application fee at this time.  Please contact Michele at Craigardan to learn more about the Residencies.  Complete applications should be emailed to michele@craigardan.org.  Images should be shared via Dropbox to craigardan@gmail.com  Notification will be made via email.