Short-Term Artist-In-Residency – Red Lodge Clay Center

Short-Term Artist-In-Residency

Application Portal: CURRENTLY OPEN- we will be accepting applications for our Sept 2024-April 2025 Short-Term residencies March 1-May 1, 2024


Eligibility: Short-Term Residencies generally occur between September 1 – May 1, annually. Please note, summer months (May – August) are reserved for AIA Groups. The Short-Term Residency is ideal for ceramic artists seeking to invest in their personal studio practice, complete a special project, or that simply need uninterrupted time to work in a well-equipped Studio with a supportive community environment. We accept applications from individuals at least 18 years of age or older with non-academic backgrounds, students and/or post-academic individuals, professional artists, and educators for residency periods lasting 2-12 weeks. Acceptance to the program is dependent on evident and developed  skill in an applicants work, the ability of individuals to be self-directed with prior experience and knowledge about ceramic processes, as well as the availability of requested dates of attendance.  If you would like to learn more about our program, please visit the “Past Short-Term Residents” page to get a sense of the artists that have been accepted in prior years.

Scholarships are available for qualified candidates that identify as BIPOC or LGBTQ. Funding may be used towards residency fees and travel. In order to be considered for this scholarship, please indicate your interest within the Additional Comments/Notes section of the application. Should you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Lodging & Studio:
We provide a fully furnished, well-appointed house with private rooms and a large kitchen that is close to Red Lodge’s amenities; restaurants, grocery store, etc. Our studio facility (Fox Studio) is well-equipped with numerous types of kilns, a slab roller, extruder, throwing wheels, clay mixer, sand-blaster, spray-booth, and wood shop. Short-term residents will be responsible for Residency Fees, all travel and personal living expenses, as well as 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 Resident Housing, Fox Studio, and the RLCC Gallery.
Note: Guests are allowed for up to 6 days to stay in the same room as a short term resident artist, at the rate of $25 per dayNo guests are allowed access to work in the studio facilities, but can visit the facilities.

For wood firing Guests: Guests invited to fire the wood kiln with an accepted short term resident will be charged a flat rate of $25 per day which will cover housing accommodations, studio access fees and administrative fees (regardless of whether they are staying in our provided housing accommodations or not). Studio access includes use of facilities but wood fire guests are not provided a working space and are subject to terms outlined in their contracts.  A minimum of 3 wood fire guests are required to safely fire the train kiln. Prior to the start of the residency,  the list of woodfire guest artists must be approved by Executive Director.  

Benefits & Opportunities:
Studio – Fully-Equipped, Large Shared Studio Space (1400 sq. ft.) with 24/7 access for accepted artists
Housing – Large  house w/Private Rooms, Fully furnished, Linens provided, Fully Equipped Kitchen (sorry, no pets)
Exceptional Facilities and supportive ceramics community
Discounted Materials and Firings
Qualified candidates that identify as BIPOC or LGBTQ are eligible for an honorarium, used towards residency fees and travel.

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

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;
– Letter of Intent/Residency Proposal
– Artist’s Statement
– Resume
– Up to 15 images of current work (minimum 10)
– 3 References (name, phone, and email contact)
– $40 application fee payable through Slideroom.
*Please be sure to update your main contact information in Slideroom, so that we have an accurate email address and phone number to contact you*

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