Founded 
1929 (resident program since 1963)
Duration 
Three years, as well as shorter programmes
Paid by artist 

The current base rental rate for Penland resident artists is $175 per month for unfurnished housing and studio space. With considerable seasonal variation, utilities costs per resident for studio and housing currently average $150-$200 per month. Also, application fee of $25.

Application guidelines 

The Resident Program welcomes self-motivated, directed people working in traditional and non-traditional studio crafts. Past experience has shown that the Resident Program works best if participants have prior experience at Penland. If you have had no connection with Penland, please let them know of your interest in the Resident Program and plan to spend some time here in another capacity.

To apply, please send per mail your artistic portfolio as described here.

criteria resident
mid-career
established artist
facilities
wood workshop
silkscreen facilities
other
metal workshop
kiln
internet
exhibition space
editing room
darkroom
computer
basic tools and equipment
How long
6 months +
identity
Institution
living
private
pets allowed
kitchen
guests allowed
children allowed
apartment
origin of residents
national
international
to do
workshop
other
open studio
lecture

Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts

Description 

Penland's mission is to promote individual and artistic growth in crafts by providing programs and facilities that serve a full range of crafts endeavors. These intensive learning experiences are enhanced by the wide range of ages, nationalities, professions and backgrounds of our students. Penland is also an information resource centre for historical and contemporary crafts. Known as an international leader in the fields of crafts, Penland routinely provides assistance for research and exhibitions. The gallery, visitor canter and outreach programs serve a varied audience by providing educational opportunities for the interested general public, educators, collectors and school students.

Following disciplines are represented at Penland:

  • Books and Paper

  • Clay

  • Drawing and Painting

  • Hot Glass and Flameworking

  • Iron

  • Metals

  • Photography

  • Printmaking and Letterpress

  • Textiles (Surface Design and Weaving)

  • Wood

     

Accommodation Information 

Separate from studio Individual apartments Unfurnished studios and apartments.

Studio Information 

Most of the resident artist studios are housed in a converted dairy barn at the edge of the campus. Apartments are located adjacent to the studio complex or within a 5-minute walking distance.

Location 

Penland School of Crafts is located in Mitchell County, North Carolina, 52 miles north of Asheville, near the town of Spruce Pine. The area is rural, isolated, and mountainous.

Address: 
P.O.Box 37
Penland, NC 28765-0037
United States
Telephone 
+1 828 7652359
Fax 
+1 828 7657389
Website 
http://penland.org

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