Open Call

Artist in Residence, Exhibitions (we can only accept US applicants)

Appalachian Center For Craft

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Smithville, United States


20 hours per week. 1 year contract, renewal possibility of up to one additional year. Artist in Residence (AIR) - Exhibitions Job Type Part-Time This residency provides a creative, residential environment for emerging professional artists and to broaden student and faculty awareness of new approaches and techniques. Artists in residence play an important role in managing the exhibitions program. Essential Functions Responsible for exhibition spaces including installing and closing of exhibits. Corresponds with artists and coordinates on all aspects of the exhibition process including: shipment, reports, physical arrangement, lighting, gallery repairs, scheduling of photo shoots, press releases and grant proposals. Assist the sales gallery with sales throughout the year when needed. The AIR must produce a significant body of studio work while showing a high level of technical expertise and aesthetic merit.

Number of Participants

1 This is a part-time grant funded position; its continuation is contingent upon future funding. Benefits Information Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. Single occupancy bedroom with private bath (whether married or single, cooking and lounge facilities are shared with other residents), individual studio space and 24 hour studio access are provided. A stipend of $3240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 via direct deposit. Benefits include the accumulation of annual and sick leave on a prorated basis equal to the percentage of employment, and thirteen (13) pro-rated University holidays. Other benefits include pro-rated retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Also, opportunities for additional paid employment, teaching workshop and outreach programs may be available.


No deadline


August 15, 2019 - August 16, 2020


  • $270.00 stipend (monthly)


Gallery, Individual Studio




No meals

Public Programs



Arts Administrator



Program Description

Selection will consider the candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth within the residency, exhibition or curatorial experience, and potential for instructional support. BFA req'd. Prefer MFA All applicants are required to electronically upload a resume and provide contact information for three references. References will be contacted by committee members. Official transcripts required upon hire. Applicants are also required to submit digital images in JPEG format either by mailed CD to Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166, Attention: Artist in Residence Application -Exhibitions, or by, to, Attention: Artist in Residence Application – Exhibitions. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Open until filled. Questions? Director Debra Ruzinsky, or by phone at 931-372-6875.

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