Advanced Student Project Network – ASPN


(ASPN Residency occurs in May/June annually)

This residency provides young artists currently enrolled in BA or BFA programs with a place to explore new ideas, exchange techniques, and deepen their professional development in ceramics within a group of peers. Over 40 Universities and Colleges from across the US are invited to nominate individual students for the ASPN residency. These students are juried by a committee comprised of RLCC staff and one invited juror chosen by RLCC annually. At the conclusion of the jurying period, five nominees of the 40+ applicants are selected and will be invited to join the Red Lodge Clay Center for a three-week Artist-in-Residency starting in mid-May. Each year, our guest 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.

Visit our Facilities page to learn more about the RLCC Gallery, Resident Housing, and Fox Studio. Click here to view last year’s ASPN group. If you are a Faculty member or Student at a University/College that is not yet part of the ASPN program, but would like to be included in this opportunity, please email [email protected] to inquire.

Benefits & Opportunities:
Large Shared Studio (1400 sq. ft. with 24/7 access)
Housing – Large, Shared House (Private Rooms) Fully furnished, Linens provided, Fully Equipped Kitchen (sorry, no pets)
Discounted Materials and Firings
Professional Development
Group Exhibition
Three-day tour of Montana ceramic organizations, Universities, and artist studios
Mentorship with a nationally recognized ceramic artist

Residency Fees:
ASPN Fees vary year to year – please contact RLCC for details.

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