The Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency is a four- to five-week opportunity for artists with teaching experience; knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking processes; and an interest in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. Artists can work on their own projects in one or more of our studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. We invite applications from artists in all stages of their careers.
Our Art-in-Education (AIE) program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to a professional artist’s workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.
All artists receive a thorough studio orientation. Artists are expected to work independently, though studio staff is always available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. While you are required to provide your own expendable materials, WSW maintains a deep inventory of supplies and materials that you may purchase while in residence.
Spring residency: During a five-week residency, artists teach in WSW’s studios two days/week for three weeks and visit the students twice in school. In exchange for teaching elementary and/or middle school students, residents receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions. Due to the AIE schedule, spring residencies are fully subsidized at a rate of $5,000/month, though artists are expected to pay for their own materials.
Fall residency: During a four-week residency, artists teach high school students in WSW’s studios one day/week. Workspace residencies are highly subsidized, so that fall AIE artists only pay $100/week in exchange for on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions.
The residency in a nutshell:
Fall applications due by: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by June 1
Length of residency: 4 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, September through December
Spring applications due by: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: via email by December 1
Length of residency: 5 weeks
Residency occurs: the school year following application, January through April
Application must include:
- A current resume
- A one-page description of the project, including the studio you’d like to work in and your teaching experience
- Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
- An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image
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