The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art and Design initiated an artist-in-residence (AIR) program in conjunction with the ceramics centennial celebration in 2010.
The one-year residence is from August 15 of the current year to August 1 of the next year, with the possibility of a one-year extension for an emerging or established professional clay artist (totaling 2 years max). We welcome applications from the US and abroad.
Residence will have:
- private or semi-private room.
- access to wood (free wood), salt, soda, raku, electric and gas kilns and access to glaze materials, 24/7 studio.
- access and free recycle stoneware.
- access to nationally recognized clay workshop artists/critiques.
- solo or 2-person show.
The Department of Art and Design has a strong visiting artist workshop program. Historically we have had a visiting artist each semester. We bring in nationally and internationally recognized artists with the assistance of the generous Myers Foundations.
- Preference will be given to applicants with an MFA.
- BFA’s and BA’s are welcome to apply.
- The candidates potential artistic and professional growth, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance and potential for instructional support will be considered in the selection process.
- The artist-in-residence is required to work 15-19 hours per week in the clay studio area.
- Occasional teaching duties may occur during faculty absence.
- Residence will periodically provide demonstrations and/or participate in class discussions and mid-term and final critiques in the advanced classes.
- The resident may be asked to teach workshops and/or academic classes within the University and will be compensated for these courses. Contingent on funding.
April 1 Deadline
Application deadline is April 1st. Initial screening of applicants occurs April 1st and continues until the position is filled.
- Application form (Name, address, Email, phone number)
- 20 digital images of recent work submitted as jpgs or pdf (no links to other locations/sites other than drop box or personal cloud storage)
- Image list must include title of piece, year made, materials/firing, dimensions
- Letter of intent
- Artist’s statement
- C/V or Resume
- Contact information of three references who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications as a potential resident.
- Please do not send letters of reference.
Send application information to The Chair of the Dept of Art & Design email@example.com and also Associate Professor firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention to: Donovan Widmer and Wesley Smith.
You may send multiple emails to submit all of your materials by putting “your name” in the subject line with a number next to your name. The last email can include the number 5 of 5 (or appropriate number of the last email) so we know to look for “X” number of emails.
For additional information about the Ceramics Program or the Department of Art and Design. Contact Wesley Smith with questions. email@example.com or 701-777-3362.