a commitment

The Residency

At the core of Township10’s residency is an invitation to utilize the property and its resources in service of the artist’s needs/desires. 

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  • Residencies are awarded--there are no residency fees. Accommodations and 24/7 studio access are free of charge.

  • Residencies vary in length from 4-6 weeks.

  • Emerging as well as established artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a degree program are ineligible. 

 

  • Applications are reviewed by a rotating panel of advisors, past residents, artists, and curators.

  • Artists are solely responsible for travel, meals, and material/firing expenses.

  • Collaborative groups may apply. We encourage the duo (2) for this round of applications.

 

  • Proof of vaccination is required for residency at Township10.

 

You may have lots of questions. We have tried to be very thorough and address them here: Frequently Asked Questions. 

Reflection from Resident Artist
Chris Suarez

I wish I was at Township10. That’s all I have been thinking to myself since I left the smoky mountains of North Carolina. I miss the green trees, the sounds of birds and the flowing creek; I miss the solitude and the freedom. I miss the people and the energy of a place that will never leave my heart.

 

The Open Call for residencies in 2022 is closed. Thank you for the overwhelming response. Applications are being reviewed by a panel of former residents, curators and advisors. 

 

Applicants will receive notification of decision no later than January 10. Likely before that date. This will be sent by email.

 

a place for

 

a work intensive

    

a collaboration

 

reunion with mentors

    

base for international artist

a gathering in memorial

 

kiln-building residency

 

a writing retreat

  

series of focused conversations

    

interdisciplinary duet 

an exhibition

 

Expectations

 

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.

Click here for VALUES.

 
 

Resident Artist 2021

Christina Mesiti

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.

www.christinamesiti.com
www.emplacementsociety.com
@christinamesiti
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Long Term Resident

Kyle Lawson

 

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.

@kylelawsonpottery

kylelawsonpottery@gmail.com