Textile Arts Center Artist in Residence Program / Deadline: March 19, 2018
Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven — common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.
Over the course of 9 months, residents delve into a full curriculum underscored by continuous critical dialogue. Ongoing conversations allow artists to foster greater consciousness within their practices and center their work. Through balanced examination of historical and topical practices, our residents develop contemporary works with a solid appreciation for our common artistic heritage. At AIR, students are able to advance and elevate their work, actively pursue their career ambitions, and share their knowledge outside of the studio walls.
For more information about the residency please visit their website: http://www.textileartscenter.com/aboutair