Artist-Invites-Artists (AIA)

Application Portal: CURRENTLY OPEN (we will be accepting applications for our 2025 AIA residencies March 1-May 1, 2024)


Eligibility: AIA Residencies generally occur between June – August annually, however, RLCC will consider AIA group dates throughout the year.

Red Lodge Clay Center invites individuals to coordinate and organize artist peer groups for residencies of 2-4 weeks. Typically, AIA’s are scheduled in summer, between June-August during one of four pre-determined date periods (Summer Sessions I-IV), but groups may also propose dates for anytime during the calendar year. Summer Session dates change year to year, please click on the online application portal above to see the coming year’s specific Session dates. RLCC lodging provides shared house accommodations up to 8 individuals and a large studio annex shared by all participants. We ask that your AIA application have a coherent rationale regarding the choice of participants and you will be asked to choose 3 date periods (ranked in order of ‘most’ to ‘least’ preferable) for your group to convene. AIA residents will be responsible for Residency Fees, travel & personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses. Keep in mind that the Studio facility is 6 miles north of Resident Housing and residents will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the studio. Visit our Facilities page to learn more about the gallery, Resident Housing, and Fox Studio. Click here to see photos of past AIA’s.

(Group 1) June 5- 23, 2025
(Group 2) June 26 – July 16, 2025
(Group 3) July 21 – August 6, 2025
(Group 4) August 11 – 29, 2025
SHOULDER SEASON DATES, typically 2-4 weeks (Sept. 1, 2024 – May 1, 2025).

Benefits & Opportunities:
Large shared Studio (1400 sq. ft.) with 24/7 access
Housing – shared house w/Private Rooms, Fully furnished, Linens provided, Fully Equipped Kitchen (sorry, no pets)
Discounted Materials and Firings

Residency Fees:   (effective September 2024)
$45.00/day (Includes Housing & Studio)
$40.00 Maintenance Fee (one-time fee)
$150.00 Security Deposit (refundable, Host artist only)

Application Requirements:
All applications will need to be submitted online through our slideroom portal (see link at top of page). In order to apply to the STR Program you will need the following;
– Residency Proposal
– List of attending artists and current contact info for each (up to 8 total)
– Up to 15 images of all Artist’s current work (minimum 5)
– List up to 3 dates of attendance (in order of most to least preferable)
– $40 application fee payable through Slideroom.
*Please be sure your main contact information is updated through your slideroom account information so that we have an accurate email/phone number to contact you*

Note: Children of the accepted AIA artists are welcome to stay in the AIA housing accommodations, but need to be included in the headcount of the total number of people listed in your application (as we have a total of 8 beds in the “Red House”). Due to safety and liability concerns, and because the Fox studios are professional artist spaces, (short term studio shares a building with the Long term, and Staff studios), children are not allowed to work in the Fox Studio.  A $25 per child/per day guest fee will be charged to the accompanying adult of each child (please specify which applying artists are bringing their children).  Private lessons and/or scheduled “Family Clay” days that are hosted in our community studio in our Gallery downtown are great ways to get your kids into some clay during your residency. We can also assist you in arranging for a private lesson for your children in our community studio space. Click here for more information on educational programming and booking a private lesson. Click here for childcare options in Red Lodge.

For more information, feel free to contact our Programs Coordinator at [email protected] or by phone at (406) 446-3993