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
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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Resident Artist 2021
Christina Mesiti is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator originally from Phoenix, AZ. A Fulbright scholar to Mexico, she has shown in places including UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, and Locust Projects. She has taught at Pitzer and Pomona colleges and will be joining the faculty at Deep Springs College as a Visiting Professor. In 2020, she launched an experimental collaborative teaching/learning space that operates as a walking residency– the Emplacement Society. She received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University.
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.