Work in Progress (WIP) is a window into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers that engages the public in a dialogue with the field of textiles.


Visit WIP in the Textile Arts Center Manhattan studio during open hours. Artist hours every Saturday, from 2-6PM.






Kathleen McDermott (September 18)

Erik Bergrin (October 18)

James Hsieh (November 18)

Barbara Minarro (January 19)

Yr Johannsdottir (February 19)





Hannah Washburn (July 2018)

Emma Hasselblad (June 2018)

LJ Roberts (May 2018)

Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda (April 2018)

Tai Hwa Goh (March 2018)

Annie Gunks (February 2018)

Fiorella Gonzales Vigil (January 2018)

Elizabeth Tolson (November 2017)

Lucia Cuba (October 2017)

Diedre Brown (September 2017)

Digital Wax Print (July 2017)

Raisa Kabir (June 2017)

Julia Kwon (May 2017)

Tegan M Brozyna (April 2017)

Sarah Hewitt (March 2017)

Karyn Lao (February 2017)

Diana Weymar (January 2017)

Brooklyn Lace Guild (November 2016)

Tachi Tachi (September - October 2016)

Rosa Novak (July 2016)

Andrea Myers (June 2016)

Heidi Hankaniemi (May 2016)

Lisa Batacchi (April 2016)

Kate Geck (March 2016)

Joey Casey (February 2016)

Karla Belinda Amezcua (January 2016)

Ali Smith (November 2015)

Kate O'Brien (October 2015)

Nadia Albertini (September 2015)

Andrew Benincasa (June-July 2015)

Whitney Crutchfield ( May 2015)

Alicia Scardetta ( April 2015)







The selected artist will take over TAC Manhattan’s store-front window for one month and (re)create an active studio of their work. Displays will feature tools, materials and their artwork in various stages of progress. The program focuses on engaging the public with the work of textile artists and give an inside look into an artist’s studio. WIP artists will maintain “live studio” times where they can interact with the community and discuss their processes and techniques. The artist will also leave behind a clear visual narrative so the public can get a glimpse of “work in progress” even when the artist isn’t present. This is an ideal program for artists who enjoy speaking about their creative process to the public and want to take advantage of a large Manhattan store-front to promote and display their work. 





Applications Dates


** Applications for WIP residency sessions from March - July 2019 are now closed**


Sessions September 2019 - February 2020

Applications open: April 1 - 31, 2019



x Applicants must submit an application, including  a detailed proposal of how they will set up their studio in the assigned space, + 3 images of their artwork.

x WIP is roughly 10 x 5 feet and is equipped with a table, chair, pin board wall + shelving. Artists have the potential to be provided with equipment depending on availability, but all artists will be expected to bring their own materials outside of normal studio equipment. 

x Selected artist will commit to at least one weekly shift of public hours (Saturdays 2-6PM). Artists are encouraged to keep other hours at WIP for more opportunities to engage the public.

x Selected artist will commit to host one free workshop/lecture/performance open to to the public.







Work in Progress cycles start on the first of every month and run for the full month. Selected artist will be notified at least 60 days before the beginning of their cycle. Install must take place between the 1-3 and deinstall must take place on the 28-31.





Artists will be written about and promoted on the TAC social media, including blog, Instagram, and Facebook. Work will be displayed in the Manhattan store front window, and artists will have the ability to speak to the public about their work, and get feedback from visitors.