Enriching lives through art and craft

How to Apply

The ideal candidate for the Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program is an early career, self-motivated individual able to work well independently and within a larger organization. The successful resident is eager to be involved with Arrowmont’s diverse existing program offerings such as workshops, conferences, events and exhibitions. Candidates who enjoy the team spirit in working with staff, other residents and visiting artists/instructors are encouraged to apply. The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program is open to permanent residents of the United States.

Arrowmont is committed to the ongoing journey towards creating an inclusive, anti-racist, diverse arts and crafts community that welcomes and supports everyone. We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and artists with diverse past art and arts education experiences to apply for this opportunity.

The application materials include: 1. Letter of Intent 2. Resume 3. Brief Questionnaire 4. List of Three References 5. Portfolio of 10-15 Images. Please also be prepared to pay a $25 fee via PayPal or credit card.

Please apply for the residency via Slideroom

Application is available November 20 – January 15 each year.

If you have further questions, please contact Kelly Hider, director of national programs, at khider@arrowmont.org.

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