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Applications for Artist In Residence Cycle 15 are Open!

Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship, providing residents an opportunity to learn and explore the textile medium, and an alternative to traditional higher education programs.

The residency culminates in a group exhibition produced and hosted by TAC. Since 2010, TAC AIR has graduated over eighty artists and designers whose work continues to further textile art within the fashion, fine arts, design and art education fields.

TAC AIR Cycle 15 will run from October 2023 to June 2024, artists will exhibit in September, 2024.

TAC AIR Program Provides:

  • Individual studio space
  • 24-hour access to Textile Arts Center studio and equipment
  • Hands-on technical workshops (i.e. weaving, spinning, machine knitting, natural dyeing and surface design)
  • Lectures in textile history and professional development (grant writing, branding, art law, material sourcing, photography)
  • Weekly critiques
  • Mentorship with designers, artists and curators
  • Culminating group exhibition

Program details:

  • TAC AIR 15 Dates: October 2023-June 2024. 
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Application Fee: $25 through March 1 / $35 through March 31
  • Tuition: $11,000 /cycle

The Textile Arts Center is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its programs.

The TAC Artist In Residence Scholarship Fund will support one artist or designer who identifies as part of a historically marginalized identity or community in the Arts, (i.e class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexuality, age, education) and state the need for financial assistance to participate in the program and advance their artistic practice. Applications for the scholarship are submitted along with the program application.

TAC AIR Scholarship is made possible from donations of TAC AIR and WIP alumni and instructors’ work, WIP workshops and by TAC.

AIR 14's Open Studios are happening on March 25th, 2pm-5pm at TAC. Bring your questions about the AIR 15 open call before you submit your application. RSVP here!