Shelburne Craft School Summer Resident Program, July 1- August 30, 2019
Imagine spending two summer months immersed in the joyful, busy, and creative work of our craft school. Your days as a Resident are filled with making and creating, connecting with members of our community, assisting in projects that explore the inner workings of an educational non-profit, and countless moments to learn from students and instructors excited about craft work. Our Summer Resident Program is a launching point for individuals interested in gaining a broad exposure to traditional and modern craft, learning about non-profit administration, and exploring their own professional pathway in education and craft. Ideal candidates are passionate about craft, curious to learn, and happy when pitching in on tasks large and small to help make our school run.
The intention of the Summer Resident program is to:
• Nurture an appreciation for the future of traditional craft through meaningful experiences and focused education.
• Increase awareness of and exposure to various responsibilities and opportunities involved in non-profit education, administration and program management.
• Develop and strengthen community building skills by engaging in public outreach.
• Assist the staff in capturing the stories of the Craft School through interviews, video, photography and more to help commemorate our 75th anniversary.
Fill out an application here:
Note: due to the requirement to upload a CV and work examples, applicants need to have a gmail account. If you would prefer to fill out an application by word doc or PDF please send an email to email@example.com
Residents live on our campus in shared housing overlooking our campus. Additionally, each Resident will have an artist space to work and create, as well as access to our facilities and a credit to be used towards a course of their choosing. The resident artist studios are simply raw studio spaces, residents are expected to provide all tools and equipment relevant to their studio practice. Our Residents are expected to commit 16 hours/week to assist the Craft School staff with projects. For the month of July the hours will fall within weekday business hours. For the month of August each Resident will be scheduled one weekend day per week. Additionally, each Resident will host an open studio day on August 15th during a community event, showcasing their process, work and connecting with other artists and members of our craft community.