The Community Creative Center’s Artist in Residence program is awarded to one post-bacc or post- grad, 21 years or older, per year. Candidates should be highly motivated and committed to pursuing excellence in their craft. This residency is ideal for those who are seeking dedicated studio time to further their artistic practice and transition into the next stage of professional development.

The CCC will provide a $250 per month stipend, semi-private 280 sq. ft. studio, glaze materials, electric kiln firings and use of its studio equipment and facilities in exchange for 15-20 hours of work per week and participation in CCC events and activities. Residents will be offered paid teaching opportunities as well as public lectures and demonstrations. Northwest Arkansas is home to a thriving Art and Entrepreneurial scene, with close access to the University of Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21C Museum Hotel, and many Fine Art galleries and venues. The area also hosts several notable craft shows such as War Eagle, the Clothesline Fair, and the Little Craft Show. Other major sales markets such as Little Rock, Tulsa, Kansas City and Memphis are within a few hours driving distance.

The CCC Residency does not provide lodging, meals, or transportation. The Residency does not guarantee full or part time employment. The Resident must be comfortable working in a diverse community environment that hosts a wide range of ages and skill levels. The resident must be able to commit to a year- long contract. While the A.I.R. studio is not furnished, and it is expected that the resident will bring the necessary items to produce their own work, a pottery wheel, tables, chairs, and storage shelves may be provided. Duties will include: monitoring Open Studio hours, assisting in general studio organization and maintenance, loading and unloading electric kilns, mixing glazes, and assisting with McCoy Gallery with exhibitions and events. 

Facilities include:

2,500 + sq ft Ceramics studio, including kiln pad and glaze lab

20 electric pottery wheels, wooden and plastic bats, wide range of general studio tools

2 Oval Electric kilns, 2 Barrel Electric Kilns (Cone 6 max)

Soldner Clay Mixer, Peter Pugger De-Airing Pug Mill

Nidec Slab Roller, North Star Extruder

Large Air Compressor

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