An online application form should be filled together with requested materials.
Stove Works’ goal is to use Contemporary Art as a megaphone in order to foster an environment of exchange and reflection, to provide opportunities to learn from the experiences of others and to give voice. Stove Works seeks to bring outside elements into Chattanooga where creators, their work, and those that witness are engaged in a dynamic process: all three are impacted by the other in an evolving way, enriching outcomes for all. Stove Works aims to draw greater attention to the production of contemporary works in the Southeast, expand and educate an audience outside of traditional art goers, create an active base of arts advocates, and further establish the Southeast’s (and Chattanooga’s) contribution to the national dialogue surrounding contemporary art.
From February through November of each year, Stove Works’ Artist Residency invites eight artists to live/work for one to three months at a time. The residency serves as a moment away from the rigamarole of life and an opportunity for artists to take advantage of the dedicated time, space, resources, and community that is offered.
Each resident will have a private studio/bedroom and bathroom; shared kitchen, living space, and laundry.
Stove Works strives to be as accommodating to families as possible. Currently there is one studio that may accommodate a resident living off-site, i.e. a local resident or a family resident.
Each resident will have 24-hour access to facilities, which include a metal shop, wood shop, print shop, common shop space, and a library. Six studios are designed to accommodate artists who require significant space in their practice. The remaining two accommodate non-object based practices, i.e. writers, curators, and academics.