Penland School of Crafts

Penland is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and offers a variety programs for artists looking to have a live and work experience. Along with special programs or workshops they occasionally are able to offer short-term residencies. WHat they are best known for however is their 1-2 year fellowships and their 3 year residencies.

The Core Fellowship is geared toward artists looking to take time between undergrad and grad school to further their skills, self-motivated education or a transition from education to professional art. As a fellow, artists are expected to attend classes in Spring, Summer and Fall as well as work around the school 20-25 hours a week from kitchen duties to studio jobs. They are provided with tuition for classes, meals during classes and housing as well as a modest stipend. At the end of their first year they can apply for a second year upon a review of their first years work. Penland School

The residency is a 3 year long commitment and it is strongly advised to already be associated with the school before applying by having taken classes, workshops or held a fellowship. Resident artists live and work in a small community of fellow residents and contribute to the school by having an open door policy to their studios as well as assisting or running workshops. They need to be self-motivated and focused in their craft and also be able to live in a small space with other people for such an extended period. Residents pay $150-200 per month for unfurnished housing a studio space.

For information on classes and how to apply to a fellowship or residency visit the Penland website!

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