Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on a 14-acre residential campus in Gatlinburg, TN. A series of weekly classes are also offered for residents of the local community. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper. The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence program was established in 1991 and provides a supportive, stimulating work and learning environment for five early-career artists during a year-long residency. Conferences and symposia bring together artists, art educators, collectors and others to work in the studios, engage in dialogue about making art and to discuss issues and trends in the field. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.
A group exhibition in Arrowmont’s Atrium Gallery at the conclusion of the residency features selected work executed during the 11-month program. Exhibition space in the Loggia Gallery is also available periodically throughout the term.
Each Resident has his/her own private studio (12 x 18) located in the resident studio complex, just a short walk from Pollard Residency House. The studios are spacious, bright and climate controlled. One work table, shelving and sink are provided in each studio. A large shared outdoor area provides additional working space which invites interaction. Each resident is responsible for their own personal studio equipment, tools and materials. In some cases, Arrowmont’s specialized studio equipment is available for use or rent on an individual basis.
Residents live on Arrowmont’s campus in the Pollard Residency House. Pollard House has five spacious, private bedrooms with private bathrooms, a shared kitchen and common living area and a shared computer with Internet access. All bedrooms are furnished, internet equipped and cable ready. Meals are provided in the Arrowmont dining room during workshop sessions.