Saturday, February 16, 2008

OCAC Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: April, 1, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Artist-in-Residence Program
Portland, OR
Junior Residency - Fall/Spring Semester 2008/09
Senior Residency - June 22 to July 31, 2009

Oregon College of Art & Craft offers a semester-long program for emerging artists and a summer residency for mid-career artists. The residencies are offered in each of the College's seven media areas of concentration: book arts, ceramics, drawing, fibers, metals, photography and wood. Both programs offer housing, individual studio space, a stipend and the opportunity to become involved in community life at the College. All residents give an introductory slide lecture and a public review of their work. Each fall an exhibition in the College's Hoffman Gallery features work by the artists in residence.

Junior Residency

The semester-long junior residency provides an opportunity for the post-graduate artist to pursue a proposed body of work over a four-month period in a stimulating arts environment. The residency offers the time and place for young artists to concentrate on their work. The ideal resident is self-directed, relishes the challenge of time to work, but enjoys creating work in a learning environment where relationships are mutually reinforcing. The Junior Residency Program hosts two residents each fall and spring semester. Media areas of concentration are decided on a rotating basis.

For the fall 2008 semester, one appointment will be made in book arts/printmaking and the second in wood. For the spring of 2009, one appointment will be made in ceramics and another appointment will be made in fibers. The 2009-2010 cycle will offer residencies in the remaining studios.

Senior Residency

The senior residency focuses on allowing mid-career artists a time to work during the summer. During odd numbered years the senior residency will accept applicants from all media areas of concentration for a six-week residency. This residency is offered to three artists.

During even numbered years seven resident artists representing each area of concentration are invited on campus for a two-week period in July. This invitational residency is a wonderful opportunity for top artists and craft persons to gather together, share ideas and inspiration and be a part of an intensive discourse about art.

In addition, two Oregon College of Art & Craft faculty members are awarded ten-week residencies each summer.

Oregon College of Art & Craft's Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Collins Foundation.

Download the applications:

Junior Residency -- JR_AIR08.pdf

Senior Residency -- SR_AIR09.pdf

For more information contact:

Oregon College of Art & Craft
Residency Program
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 297-5544