Residency Info

In order to suit the needs of a variety of artists and maintain an atmosphere of momentum and diversity, the Red Lodge Clay Center offers multiple residency opportunities. Year-long residencies run from September 1st through July 31st and are renewable up to one additional year. Short-term, proposal based residencies ranging from one to twelve weeks are available from September 1st through May 1st. We also offer the chance for Artists to invite other artists to work as a group during the summer months. In addition we have a funded residency opportunity for artists interested in social activism and community-based projects. Please submit separate applications for each residency you are interested in.

Long-Term Residency

The Long-Term Residency (September 1 – July 31) is ideal for committed individuals interested in pursuing the development of their professional, artistic careers. We accept applications from emerging, post-bacc, post-graduate, and artists with equivalent educations. Individuals searching for the time, space, and resources needed to explore new ideas and create work will enjoy our friendly community and the rural mountainous setting. Accepted residents will be provided with studio space, furnished private apartments in a large house downtown, utilities, and a monthly stipend in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center. Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. The application deadline is February 1st annually.  Apply Online

Short-Term Residency

The Short-Term Residency (any time between September 1 – May 1) is ideal for the ceramic artist who is working to complete a special project, invest in their studio practice, or simply needs uninterrupted time to work. Accepted short-term residents are provided with studio space and 24 hour access to the studio for a 2-12 week duration. In addition, we provide a fully furnished, well-appointed house with private rooms and a large kitchen. Short-term residents will be responsible for travel, personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. The application deadline is May 1st annually. Apply Online

DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency

The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between September 1 and May 1) is an underwritten/funded residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during residency. The application deadline is May 1.  Apply Online

Advanced Student Project Network – ASPN

This residency provides young artists in BA or BFA programs with a place to explore new ideas, exchange techniques, and deepen their professional development in ceramics. Universities and Colleges from across the US are invited to nominate individual students for the ASPN residency. These students are juried and nominated by a committee comprised of RLCC staff and one invited juror chosen by RLCC annually. At the conclusion of the jurying period, five nominees are selected and will be asked to join the Red Lodge Clay Center for a three-week Artist in Residency during the month of May. The selected juror is a nationally distinguished faculty member and/or Artist that will also attend the Residency period as a mentor working alongside the selected ASPN residents. To have your school included for consideration, or, for additional information or questions, please email Sean O’Connell at:

AIA Groups

Artist-Invite-Artists Residency Groups provide an option for makers seeking a brief interlude from the customary solitude of private studio practices or makers who invest a majority of their time in academia or arts administration. Red Lodge Clay Center invites these individuals to coordinate their artist peer groups year round, convening in the south wing of Fox Studios for group residencies of two to four weeks. Contact David Hiltner, for more information.

The Red Lodge Clay Center welcomes applications from ceramic artists who will thrive working as a team, in a community minded atmosphere.

The ceramics studio is located approximately six miles north of Red Lodge, 463 Two Mile Bridge Road. A form of transportation is necessary for the duration of the residency. Resident artists have 24-hour access to the ceramics studio and are provided fully furnished housing. For more detailed information on material needs and studio equipment please contact the Red Lodge Clay Center.   Apply Online

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Or for more information call 406.446.3993 or email Sean O’Connell at: