Open Call

Artist in Residence

Access Arts

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Columbia, United States


Artists from the U.S. and international artists already living in America with current Visas, who have at least a BFA or comparable degree or production/apprentice experience are eligible. Those applying for the live-in positions must be willing to commit to a full year residency. Applicants should be eager to engage with the local community as well as fellow residents and other staff to foster a sense of togetherness. They must be comfortable teaching children and/or adults and investing in those students' artistic growth.

Number of Participants

3 live-in positions (housing provided) 2 studio-only positions


No deadline


June 01, 2018 - June 01, 2019


Ceramic Facility, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Film Editing Suite, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Group Dinners, Professional Development, Schools, Self-Directed, Teaching Exchange, Work Exchange, Workshops


Book Arts, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Makers, Painting, Sculpture, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Access Arts residency program is relatively new (launched in 2014), though the organization has been around since 1971. At any given time, there could be up to 8 AIR in various media. Resident artists conduct classes and perform studio maintenance and community outreach tasks. In return, they are provided with studio space, use of equipment, some materials, and group and/or solo exhibition opportunities. Mainly we are seeking clay, fiber, and documentary film artists currently, but will accept applications for other media/projects.

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