Call for John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Call for John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The Arts/Industry residency program is conceived and administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, funded and hosted by Kohler Co. Arts/Industry offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work, and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co. factory in the Pottery and/or Foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working. 

Each year up to 12 artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery and/or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is necessary, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas. Residencies are three months in length. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend.

Deadline for applications is 31st May 2018. The Arts/Industry residency application is done online, and must include:

  • 20 images of the artist’s work
  • A résumé/CV (3 pages maximum)
  • A written project proposal (250 words or less)
  • Images supporting project proposal (3 images maximum)
  • Contact information for 4 professional references
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