Do Good – MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency – Red Lodge Clay Center

Do Good – MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency


*We will not be accepting applicants for the 2021-22 MJ Do Good Residency. Instead, we are assessing how to adjust this opportunity to create a more pro-active and inclusive Residency for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other historically underrepresented groups. RLCC plans to have a new Residency(ies) established in the coming months to meet this goal.



Eligibility:  MJ Residencies are generally scheduled between September 1st – May 1st, annually. Dates are flexible and will be determined once an applicant is accepted.
The MJ Wood Residency is a funded residency intended to support ceramic artists who wish to develop a project or body of work focused on community engagement, social activism, and/or a socially conscious spirit. RLCC has the expectation that applying artists have a well thought-out and planned proposal addressing specific goals and approaches to their project. Preference will be given to those that demonstrate a strong commitment through research, advance planning, and an understanding of the social issues/demographics/community/etc. they intend to address.

Through a competitive application process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center with a full waiver of the residency fee up to 24 days of attendance. An additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with travel and/or production costs during the residency. 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 and the surrounding area. Visit our Facilities page to learn more about the gallery, Resident Housing, and Fox Studio.

A note from the MJ Do Good Underwriter – Jill Foote-Hutton: COMMUNITY INCUBATOR,

During my time in Red Lodge, I came to know various communities in and around Red Lodge, and recognized their receptive nature, their commitment to bettering the world and preserving it, and their active participation in upholding values they cleave to. For all of these reasons, the town and surrounding area seemed a great incubator for artists who wanted to develop or test socially engaged projects. I am counting on the community to keep makers true in their quest, that is, steering clear of exploitation. It is not so important that the projects in development be for the community of Red Lodge. The community is meant to act as a critical tool for the artists to utilize. The community is a mirror. The community will let you know when a project is plumb. It is up to each DO GOOD resident to reach out and utilize this resource independently.

Click here to read more about the MJ – DO GOOD Residency.

Benefits & Opportunities:
Additional Materials/Firing Stipend (Varies year to year)
Studio with 24/7 access
Housing – Fully furnished, Linens provided, Fully Equipped Kitchen (sorry, no pets)
Discounted Materials and Firings

Residency Funding/Fees:
Residency Fee waived up to 24 days of attendance ($480.00)
$35.00 Maintenance Fee (one-time fee)

For more information, feel free to contact our Education & Communications Coordinator; Sean O’Connell.
Phone: (406) 446-3993 Email: