Ceramic artist in residence program in Truro

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill offers 3 month opportunity

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is currently offering a 3 month Ceramic Artist in Residence Program during the winter of 2017 that is designed to provide time and facilities to artists looking for a concentrated creative experience. Our goal is to give driven and self-­‐directed artists the opportunity to enhance their personal, intellectual and creative growth by expanding their body of work or creating a specific project. Free from the distractions of every day pressures, residents will be given time and space to concentrate on their work in the beautiful setting of Cape Cod and will be awarded a shared exhibition in the Castle Hill gallery during the last week of their stay.

According to a media release from the Center, the residency runs from January 3rd  to March 31, 2017, and includes housing and studio space for $500 a month. A total of two residents will be selected based on a review of application materials. Each resident will have personal workspace in a shared studio and open access to the communal ceramics studio and kilns. Residents will share a furnished 2-­‐bedroom apartment equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry and Internet access. 

The ceramics facility at Castle Hill offers all standard studio equipment including wheels and a slab roller, as well as many kilns in excellent condition including: several programmable electric kilns, a Bailey gas kiln, raku, salt, and a train style wood kiln. The studio barn is nestled in the gentle hills of Truro Massachusetts, just steps from the ocean. The Cape is rich with both nature and arts activity and abounds with beaches, nature trails and small-­‐town charm.

The ceramics program has historically been one of Castle Hill’s most popular programs and since the center’s renovation in the winter of 2006, the clay cooperative and community classes have been growing annually. This is the sixth year we are able to provide this opportunity to artists and are excited that we will be growing our residency program in the future to include Edgewood Farm, with residencies in the mediums of painting, printmaking and writing.

The Truro Center for the Arts at “Castle Hill” was established by Joyce Johnson in 1971 and a group of committed Cape Cod artists who transformed the nineteenth century barn into an art educational and community center in Truro, Massachusetts. Forty-­‐five years later, Castle Hill continues to provide workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and events for residents and visitors in a relaxed, non-­‐competitive environment that is conducive for creating art.

For further information, interested artists may contact Ceramics Program manager Brian Taylor at 508-349-7511 or [email protected] 

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