Artist-in-Residence Program



Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program


The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at the Morean Center for Clay (MCC) aims to enhance and further the educational experience of clay artists seeking recognition in the professional realm. The AIRs at MCC are comprised of individuals with either their bachelor's or master's degree in art who are interested in working in a studio setting to continue to foster their growth as a ceramic artist.

During their time as AIRs, they are encouraged to build their body of work, apply to shows and participate in group and individual critiques. A solo exhibition serves as the capstone experience for the program, highlighting the concentration of the artist's work during his/her time at the MCC.

The AIR program is highly competitive, attracting dozens of applicants from across the nation for only six positions each year. After completing the program, the AIRs have gone on to graduate school, to own and operate their own studios or have become professors at colleges and universities.

We have a total of six artists in residence at the MCC. The AIR program is a work exchange program. Each resident agrees to work a total of 15 hours a week in exchange for their studio, 24 hour studio access, firings, and discounts on clay.  Studio maintenance can include, but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, loading kilns, firing kilns, mixing glazes, splitting wood, stacking wood, setting up gallery shows, maintaining inventory, etc.

The MCC also offers a stipend to each resident of $200 a month or $10 an hour (whichever comes first) in exchange for teaching and/or building maintenance. Affordable shared housing available.

Applications due April 15, 2021. Residency will start August 1st, 2021 and ends July 31st, 2022

Application Process:

- Submitted by April 15, 2021

- $20 application fee

- 20 slides

- Image list

- 3 references with email and phone number contacts

- Artist statement

- Resume

- Letter of intent

Applications are submitted using and our Artist in Residence application can be found here:  


Current Artists in Residence 2020-2021: