Chili Bowl Workspace Residency

 

The Chili Bowl Workspace Residency is an opportunity for potters who want to create their own work and participate in WSW’s Chili Bowl Fiesta, an annual fundraiser and our biggest community event of the year.

Each February, WSW sells over 1,000 bowls, mugs, and tumblers at the Chili Bowl Fiesta to support the operations of our ceramics studio. Pots are made throughout the year by resident artists, staff, interns, local artists, and our weekly clay study group. Every purchase of a pot comes with a helping of chili and cornbread donated by regional restaurants, plus we have raffles, music, and dancing! It’s a great event that allows our community to come together over handmade pottery and local food.

For the residency, we invite applications from artists in any stage of their careers and aim to provide artists with the time and space to live and work creatively. While the workspace residencies are highly subsidized (the cost to WSW is $5,000/month), awardees pay $100/week and make 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls in exchange for on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access.

Artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, although studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists are required to provide the expendable materials for their own project and can use WSW’s studio materials for the Chili Bowl pots. WSW maintains an inventory of supplies and materials that artists may purchase while in residence.

 

Key Details: Fall Deadline

Applications open: December 1
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST
Notification date: June 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, September through January

 

Key Details: Spring Deadline

Applications open: June 1
Applications due: October 15, midnight EST
Notification date: December 1
Length of residency: 4-6 weeks
Residency occurs: the year following application, January through April

 

Application must include:

  • A current resume
  • A project description, including your level of experience (no more than 200 words)
  • Up to ten images of recent work (digital specifications here)
  • An image script, which should include the title, medium, dimension, and date of each image

 

APPLY HERE

 

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