At the core of Township10’s residency is the opportunity to utilize the property and its resources in service of the artist’s needs/desires.
Artists are invited and empowered to plan a residency. This may include filling the other four bedrooms with guests, or hunkering down for a quiet experience free from distraction. There is a studio tech on-site to welcome and support. The possibilities for how the property can be utilized are numerous and exciting to consider.
Residencies vary in length from 3 weeks to 2 months.
Accommodations and studio access are free of charge.
Expenses include travel, meals, and materials/firings, A finished work is selected for donation to the T10 collection.
We are thrilled to dedicate Township10 as a space for those who teach, lead, mentor and disrupt to further their personal, intellectual, and/or community goals.
FUTURE CALL ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to COVID and our efforts to reschedule residents from this year, we will not open a call for applications until November of 2021. A panel of peers will review applications and award a residency to two applicants. The application will be available on this website in November 2021.
Township10 will launch in 2020-21 with a series of invited artists.
Experiences during this inaugural year will inform and shape the future direction of the project. We have asked artists to activate and enjoy the property, connect with the community, and offer us feedback.
a place for
a work intensive
reunion with mentors
base for international artist
a gathering in memorial
a writing retreat
series of focused conversations
by meals and music
Township10 is envisioned as an intimate space reserved for deep art practice, material exploration, and community building.
We have the highest expectations for the respect, thoughtfulness, and care that guests will bring to this experience. A few things we lay out are:
- We ask artists to incorporate shared meals and poetry into their stay.
- We encourage artists to connect with the local community and find ways to share their perspective.
- We select a finished work for our collection.
- We facilitate a written reflection to be archived for past and future residents.
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July 2021 Resident
Taylor Kibby lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She was educated at Bard College, Massachusetts before graduating with an MFA in Applied Craft and Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Kibby is known for her intricate stoneware sculptures, which are moulded in interlocking links of a remarkable lightness and delicacy, making them resemble woven chains. Kibby’s flowing abstract sculptures challenge traditional notions of sculpture and solidity, requiring intensive discipline and precision to create. Kibby’s interest in chain links is rooted in their potential to reflect the way objects and people occupy space in the world as well as notions of memory, identity and narrative.
Long Term Resident
A skilled potter and woodworker, Kyle Lawson graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a BFA in Craft. He spent the past few years working with the crew at Sarah Wolf Ceramics and assisting artists Dirk Staschke and Jeffry Mitchell among others. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Kyle relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina to take on the challenge of building out the studios, caring for the property, and delving into his art practice as Township10’s first Long-term Resident. Kyle looks forward to welcoming residents & visitors to the property.