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Apply Now: AIR 16

Open Call Deadline: March 17, 2024

Application Fee: $35

The deadline for Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) is approaching! All applications to the program must be submitted digitally through Slideroom by March 17, 2024. Details about the residency are below:

Over the course of 9 months, TAC AIR residents delve into a full curriculum of technical classes, textile history and conservation and professional development. Ongoing critical dialogue, allows residents to gain a greater awareness of their practices and contextualize their work within contemporary and historical textile art.

October–December: Play

The first 3 months are a time for play and exploration, learning new techniques and getting acquainted with a studio practice in TAC’s studio. Curriculum will include technical development workshops, such as weaving, machine knitting, natural dyeing, screen printing and felting. These workshops are designed to expose residents to a variety of materials and serve as an introduction to the TAC studio.

January–March: Research & Concept

Starting the New Year, residents dive into research and development of their final project for the exhibition. Curriculum will include seminars in textile history, conservation, and contemporary craft theory. At this time, residents are introduced to their personal mentor, with whom they will work one-on-one to help guide the development and completion of their personal project. At the end of this period, residents are expected to present a project proposal that they will develop for the final exhibition.

April–June: Project Creation

The last portion of the program is dedicated to project creation and professional development. Seminars are based in writing workshops, grant writing, art law, and material sourcing. Each cycle culminates in a formal critique in June, where it is expected that residents present matured concepts and work for the final exhibition.

For questions or any issues with the online application platform, please contact [email protected] by March 14 in order to answer all questions on time.


Open Call TAC Artist in Residence