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Arrowmont partners with The Furniture Society to offer a new Writers Residency Scholarship

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and The Furniture Society are pleased to announce a new, three-year joint partnership through the creation of a Writers Residency Scholarship.

The Writers Residency Scholarship is offered through the Educational Grants arm of The Furniture Society and is open exclusively to members of The Furniture Society. The week-long Residency is geared towards persons with a demonstrated interest in writing about the furniture field. Residents will spend dedicated time using and being inspired by the wealth of written information in the Arrowmont library, experience Arrowmont’s scenic campus and have opportunities for dynamic interaction with artists and craftspeople throughout their stay.

The writing to emerge from this research experience will serve to promote the Arrowmont library and its comprehensive holdings as an important resource for the field of craft. It will simultaneously produce writing about the furniture field, thereby upholding the mission of The Furniture Society to advance the art of furniture making and to cultivate a diverse community and conversation around furniture in all its forms.

Arrowmont will provide room, board, and meals.  The Furniture Society Writers Resident will have access to selected workshops for observation, research, and conversation in addition to the library.  The Marian G. Heard Resource Center is a public resource located in the main building on campus and houses over 10,000 books and reference materials to support Arrowmont’s programs. It houses books and periodicals on art history, art techniques, and teaching resources related to all media of craft.  The Furniture Society will offer a travel stipend to help defray travel costs to Arrowmont.

The three-year joint partnership will produce one week-long residency per year commencing in 2019. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and The Furniture Society will actively seek publication of the resident’s writing in relevant outlets.

If you would like more information about the program, please contact Bill May, executive director or Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, bmay@arrowmont.org, or Brigitte Martin, executive director of The Furniture Society, executive.director@furnituresociety.org.



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