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TCC Artists-in-Residence Program

Applicant Overview for 2024-25

The Taos Ceramics Center (TCC) is currently seeking applications for our Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program that will begin July 1, 2024. We are looking for two artists, early to mid-range in their careers. The residencies are for a minimum of six months and maximum of one year.

This is an outstanding opportunity for those seeking to spend time in what many consider the richest arts environment in the US, surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty, and a wonderful community. Our studio, gallery, and supply store opened in August of 2020 and have already established a reputation for quality, creativity, and innovation attracting regular members and students from not only Taos but also Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Abiquiu.

We are offering a wonderful two-bedroom/two-bath furnished residence (renovated 2023) privately situated yet immediately adjacent to the TCC studio for our AiR accommodations. Bedrooms and baths are on opposite sides of the house with a common kitchen, dining and living room. Numerous patios and porches outdoors. AiRs also have a private, well-equipped studio attached to the residence. 

AiRs are provided 24/7 access to the TCC studio, including all equipment, kilns, and studio glazing materials as well as a 20% discount on all clay purchases from our store. AiRs will be expected to teach a minimum of one 3-4 hour class per week (paid), and 6-8 hours/week of studio maintenance that may include general cleaning, kiln loading/unloading, reclaim maintenance/pugging, studio glaze maintenance, and possibly kiln maintenance (if experienced). There are also other opportunities for part-time, paid employment. 

Our 1200 sq. ft. exhibition gallery is considered by many to be the best ceramics gallery in the state. It is frequented by both locals throughout northern NM as well as tourists from throughout the US and beyond. We have collectors from NY to LA. AiRs will be provided the opportunity for a resident exhibit in the TCC Gallery towards the end of their residency at a 70/30 split of sales.

The TCC is looking for a very modest rent, approximately 50% below market rate, of $650/mo per resident. It includes an AiR semi-private studio, all utilities, off-street parking, wi-fi, and a beautifully landscaped exterior. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your resume/bio and a letter detailing your interest to (Subject Line: AiR 2024-25) as soon as possible but not later than April 30, 2024. Also include your preference of 6-month or one-year residency. 

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