Meet the Artists
Become a Resident Artist
Residencies at Baltimore Clayworks range from 1 to 5 years and begin each September. At the beginning of an artist’s residency, they must pay studio fees one month in advance as well as a one-month security deposit for the space. Because artists are engaging in a community based residency, they are expected to perform weekly studio chores, participate in both studio and organizational functions, and help with fund-raising events. Residents are also responsible for paying all material and firing fees in a timely manner. Although Baltimore Clayworks is helpful in finding local and convenient lodging, residents must make their own housing arrangements. Adjacent to Clayworks are both the Light Rail and a main bus route into and out of downtown Baltimore making transportation from various neighborhoods easy and reliable.
Selection of residents is highly competitive and based on the quality of work, the potential for growth, and a commitment to building a clay-oriented community. Application forms are available online, or may be requested by phone or by mail. Residencies are open to clay artists worldwide but applicants should not be current students enrolled in a degree-granting program throughout any portion of their residency.
There is a yearly competition for new residents for the Lormina Salter Fellowship, a one-year residency award and memorial to one of our founders, Lormina Salter. The residency fellowship runs from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Applications are juried by select artists in residence, the Director of Artistic Programs, the Executive Director and an outside curator, or artist. Former and current affiliates of Baltimore Clayworks are not eligible.
To apply, send a letter of intent, a resume, twelve (12) images numbered and labeled in a slide sheet, or as JPEGs on a cd-rom (images should be named as followed “lastname_firstname_slide number”), image list (titles, dimensions, dates, materials, process), artist statement, and three (3) references to:
Residency Application Committee
5707 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
For additional questions, contact Resident Artist Coordinator, Jim Dugan, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Clayworks also offer Studio Internship especially for students who just completed undergraduate studies in related fields. As the fellowship and residency applications are highly competitive, this is a great opportunity for artists in their early career to develop the portfolio, to learn from professionals, and to make immediate contributions to the organization through the services. After this internship with us, many of the previous interns got accepted to major graduate programs in Ceramics or have acquired jobs in non-profit art organizations and other agencies.
Download Studio Internship Application. Deadline is April 15.
For more information, contact Internship Coordinator by phone at 410.578.1919 or email at email@example.com.