The Textile Arts Center is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its programs. The TAC Artist In Residence Scholarship will support one artist or designer who demonstrates commitment to their art practice, identifies with a historically underrepresented community in the arts and/or states the need for financial assistance to participate in the program and advance their artistic practice. TAC AIR Scholarship is made possible from donations of TAC AIR and WIP alumni and instructors’ work, WIP workshops and by TAC.
The tuition of Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence Program is $10,000 per resident* for the 9-month cycle. The organizers are happy to work with accepted candidates on payment plans and installments. In addition, please let them know if you will be seeking financial aid from third-party grants in your application.
*Please note that residents are responsible for their own travel fees, housing, and art supplies.
Online application. Application fee: $25.00.
Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, they aspire to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.
TAC appreciates the unique values of textile arts and wants to expand opportunities for new practitioners to engage with the medium. Participatory learning is the foundation of their model and enables students from all backgrounds to make meaningful contributions to a growing community of fiber artists. Workshops, courses, events, and special programs at TAC allow professionals and novices alike to explore their creative ingenuity through handcraft processes. By engaging with groups ranging from newcomers to experts, they increase the positive social impact of textile arts and nurture innovations and leadership in the field.
The Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with the resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities through a combination of studio access, rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, critical dialogue, and mentorship. The culminating group exhibition showcases and promotes residents’ work on a regional and national level through additional catalogue materials. The 8 artists for Cycle 11 of the AIR program will be selected by a jury of TAC staff and professionals working in different fields of textile arts. Cycle 11 runs from October 2019-June 2020. TAC AIR Program Provides:
No accommodation provided!
Each artist receives their own studio space in an open setting to foster a collaborative experience with other artists. Only eight artists participate in the program each year. The artists have 24/7 access to the studio space and have access to all the equipment and classes at the Textile Arts Center.