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About the Artist's Program
As part of Textile Arts Center’s mission to act as a resource center for the textile community, we provide a rigorous studio environment which fosters ongoing and thorough dialogue for textile artists and designers with their work.
Throughout its nine month cycle, the program offers a supportive community, continuous critical dialogue, and platforms for professional development in an urban setting to compliment the residents’ life in New York City.
If you would like to get involved with the program curriculum or become a sponsor, please email Owyn Ruck. You can also donate any amount to help fund seats for artists and designers here.
APPLY (Sept '13 - June '14 Cycle)
Deadline (US Residents) - EXTENDED - June 1, 2013
Download the Application (use this to review, but you MUST submit through the online application)
• Structured seminars, which meet weekly, focus on craft theory, technique, exposition, the history and conservation of textiles, and professional development. Each are designed to cultivate artistic rigor and elucidate practice. Workshops explore techniques in weaving, printing and dyeing methods, needle arts, sculpture, drawing, and more. Classes are taught by TAC staff and visiting instructors and professionals.
• Weekly group salon-style critiques with special guests from galleries, museums, textile and design industry, and other working artists complement the weekly seminars.
• Group exhibition via Textile Arts Center at culmination of residency cycle, including studio visits and artist talks. In
addition, artists and designers enjoy other exhibition and display opportunities in Brooklyn and Manhattan
• Association with a quickly growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world.
• Exposure through TAC marketing and programming to include blog entries and posts featuring artists; link on TAC website to personal work as well as individual bios; catalogue for group show; networking
• Teaching and development opportunities with TAC programming for adults, teens and children
• Curatorial opportunities during and after Residency
• Admission to our Designer Database, allowing for freelance work for TAC Consulting + Services
• (2) Free class at Textile Arts Center, followed by 50% off all additional classes taken
• 24/7 access to personal 8’ x 8’, well-lit space. Each space has 3 full walls, and one half wall. Sufficient shelving will be supplied, as well as a “tack” wall.
• 24/7 access to brand new resource library and lounge; classroom/conference room; large communal work tables
• Additional access to TAC studio and equipment (includes floor looms; home and industrial sewing machines; knitting machines; drying rack; utility sink; dye lab for natural and synthetic dyes; washer/dryer; steamer; screen printing facilities which include 3 yardage tables, large exposure unit and washout booth)
Artists and designers working in textile media, 21 years and older. Application must be submitted online in full, including up to 10 images of current work, by June 1!(extended!)
We encourage International applications. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to sponsor Visas, or able to supply living accommodations, but can aid in guidance in these areas as needed. International applications will need to submit early, by March 1, 2013.
Our juried selection process is led by Textile Arts Center and Oak Knit Studio, taking into strong consideration the applicants’ portfolio, clear ideas on work to be created during time of residence, and desire for a strong community.
Tuition + Payments: Current tuition for the program is $8055. We are happy to work with accepted candidates on payment plans and installments for a small administrative fee.
In addition, please let us know if you will be applying for financial aid through TAC, or other third party grants.
Duration: 9 months
Deadline (US Residents): extended to June 1, 2013!
Deadline (non US Residents): March 1, 2013
Interviews: June 10-14, July 22-26, 2013
Notifications by: August 10, 2013
Program dates: Sept 15, 2013 - June 15, 2014
Tour Dates: TBD
1) Download the Application - review questions and get ready to apply
2) Apply Online - all applications must be received through this form
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries about the application.
Jordana Martin, founder of Oak Knit Studio, is a working textile artist and designer, and received her MFA from RISD in Painting. Originally from California, Jordana and her family call Brooklyn home. Jordana acts as in-house resident mentor, providing consistent guidance outside of seminar and critique time. Out of Oak Knit Studio, Jordana produces artwork, as well as “craftivism” and community charity events around the textile arts.
Sabrina Gschwandtner is a well-known artist, lecturer, curator, and author. Perhaps most known for her zine (and book) KnitKnit, Sabrina is a profound voice in the textile, craft, and art world. She has exhibited internationally in such places as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Bucharest Biennale; among others. She has taught and/or lectured at Parsons The New School for Design; Harvard University; RISD; Central Saint Martins.
We welcome Sabrina as an adjunct faculty and mentor of this growing program.
A Few Past Guest Critics, Instructors, and Lecturers:
Sarah Scaturro – Textile Conservator, Costume Institue at The Met; eco-fashion expert and writer; lecturer
Sabrina Gschwandtner – Artist, curator, author, lecturer
Carin Kuoni – Director of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics; art historian; curator
Catherine J. Morris – Brooklyn Museum, Curator of Elizabeth A. Sackler Center
Marci McDade - former FiberArts editor; current Surface Design Journal editor
Caitlin Mociun – Brooklyn-based textile + jewlery designer; RISD alum
Shiva King – founder of high end surface design studio, Gunny+Galloon
Gina Gregorio – RISD adjust faculty; Designer at Gary Gram; TAC Board Member
Grace Bonney - founder, Design*Sponge
Tara St. James - designer, StudyNY
Alexa Winton - professor of design history, Parsons The New School
Astrid Feruggia - founder, Le Studio Anthost
Rebecca Kelly - professor of textile history, FIT