|John Michael Kohler Arts Center
JMKAC functions as a catalyst for and explorer of new art forms and new ideas that will impact the lives of both artists and public. Artists have the opportunity to spend two to six months creating works of art utilizing the Kohler Company’s industrial materials and equipment. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables them to explore forms and concepts not possible in their own studios and to undertake fruitful new ways of thinking and working. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms. Artists-in-residence are given studio space in the factory that generally is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, they receive free materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and, for American artists, modest honoraria.The program is open to artists worldwide.
|La Petite Escalère
Located in the Southwest of France, La Petite Escalère is host to more than 50 sculptures by renowned modern and contemporary artists. Nearly forty years after its creation, it has become essential for LPE to carry on its human and artistic history while looking ahead, in order to establish its unique garden and collection as a platform dedicated to creation, research and exchange around art, landscape and environment. The residency program at LPE undertakes three major goals : to promote LPE’s unique natural and artistic heritage, to encourage and support contemporary artistic practices, and to be involved in the development of the local and national artistic scene. Residencies are between two and four weeks in length for artists living outside of France.
|Prairie Center of the Arts
Prairie Center of the Arts was founded in 2003 to attract emerging and established artists from around the world, to provide these artists and local artists with opportunities for research and development of new work, and to provide an accessible facility for art and creativity that embraces the Peoria area community offering equipment and new technologies not currently available to the general public. The word “artist” is used in its broadest sense to include traditional art forms such as printmaking, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and design, as well as installation and conceptual artists, writers and poets, composers, architects and others who envision and change the world through their creative endeavors. A residency award includes housing and studio space, and runs from July 1 to September 30.
|Northern Clay Center
The seventh annual Fogelberg Studio Fellowship Program at the Northern Clay Center is designed to provide emerging ceramic artists an opportunity to be in residence for one year, where they can develop their own work as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists. The facilities include four gas kilns, 12 electric kilns, one raku kiln, three glazing areas, three wheel classrooms with 44 wheels, handbuilding classroom with slab roller and other equipment, plus off-site wood-fire kiln. In addition to the work space, each fellowship includes materials and a firing stipend. Recipients’ work will be included in a group exhibition featuring several artists, which will take place in January of 2014. Eligibility is restricted to clay artists who have completed all formal undergraduate academic training by the start of the grant period (September 1, 2012), who are not currently enrolled full or part-time in a degree-granting institution (including BA, MFA, or a teaching certification program), and who are not employed full-time as a ceramics teacher at the college level.