3, 6, 9, or 12 months
Paid by host 

$600 monthly stipend that includes a housing/materials allowance.

Application guidelines 
  • Letter of Intent: In one page or less, provide a brief description of your work or project to be completed while in residence, your career direction, and why you should be awarded a residency at HCCC.
  • Resume: Three pages or less.
  • Artist Statement: In one page or less, describe your creative work, process, technique, and conceptual development.
  • Three letters of recommendation: You will be asked to provide contact information for three references. These references will receive an e-mail with uploading instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation online.
  • Images of 10 works created within the last two years: Upload one wide shot and one detail of each piece for a total number of 20 images.
  • International Applicants – Proof of Eligibility to Work in the U.S: International Applicants must provide proof of ability to work in the U.S.— green card or appropriate visa—with application.


1st of March every year

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Artist Residency Program


The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

Museum visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and watch the artists at work. Interacting with the resident artists is a great way to learn about a range of craft processes and techniques. In turn, the artists receive a unique opportunity to gain exposure, make connections with the Houston community, and help educate the public about craft. A juried selection is held annually to award five artists a three-to-twelve-month residency.

Artists selected for the program receive a 200-square-foot studio, a monthly stipend and a small, quarterly housing/materials allowance. The studios are equipped with sinks, telephones and wireless Internet access. Artists are selected based on the quality of their creative work, ability to interact with the public, career direction, and program diversity.
In addition to the benefits listed above, artists have access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities, including teaching assignments through HCCC and collaborative works with fellow residents. During their time as residents, artists’ creative work is represented by HCCC and is considered for display in the Asher Sales Gallery. To support artistic development, the program offers additional opportunities such as discussions with curators and gallery owners, exposure at HCCC events, and interactions with visiting art professionals.

Accommodation Information 

Artist are responsible for their own housing accommodations.

Studio Information 

Artists selected for the program receive a 200-square-foot studio. All the studios are equipped with sinks, telephones and wireless Internet access.

4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States

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