Eligibility Requirements

The residency is open to any age over 18. It is designed for emerging and professional artists in a critical stage of their career who would benefit from this concentrated time focusing on their work. Residents must hold at least a B.F.A. or a combination of a B.A./B.S. and several years of professional experience. Individuals will need to commit to working full-time hours in the studio for the selected time period of the residency. 
This residency is a laboratory for artists to experiment; to collect and test ideas and make choices that will enable them to explore and "fail," as well as create new works. We firmly believe, from a philosophical position, that our studio and artistic experience does not compete with those clay artists/craftspeople who are working full time as studio artists. In other words, we don't want to have our program/artists put undue pressure on others who work without the support a residency provides; therefore, we emphasize and encourage exploration that will create new directions for the future.


Please make sure you meet all of the requirements for eligibility before you apply. Our application is a two part process. The first portion is an online application that summarizes who you are, your objectives and a brief project description. After completing this part, you will be prompted to download a form that details the additional documents and materials required to complete the application. This will be submitted to the NHCP Director, Lenny Dowhie, at nefsigh@aol.com.

Note: If you are applying by mail, your application materials will not be returned. A CD of your application materials, images and supportive documents must be sent in a crush proof package.

Contact Information
* Required Information
Name *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Application Date*
Application Date*
Example: Sept 1-Nov 30, 2017
If First Choice Residency Dates are not feasible, please list an alternate option here.
Briefly explain your motivation for applying to be an artist in residence.
Provide a description of your project in detail, your specific goals and artistic direction you plan to pursue.