Art residencies available at Tennessee Tech's Appalachian Center for Crafts

Six spots are open for nine-month residency positions at Tennessee Technological University's Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, Tenn. In exchange for 20 hours of work, Emerging Professional Artists (EPAs) receive free housing, studio space and access to the facilities.

The EPAs serve in one of six areas: glass, ceramics, fibers, metals, wood or arts administration. The program provides post-graduate artists an opportunity to develop their skills in a creative residential environment. The EPAs also broaden student and faculty awareness of new approaches and techniques.

Applicants must hold at least a bachelor of fine arts degree or equivalent experience in their chosen medium. A master of fine arts degree or equivalent experience is preferred. Duties may include teaching, critiques or exhibition work. The EPAs are expected to produce a significant body of studio work.

The Appalachian Center for Crafts offers educational opportunities for everyone from novices to experienced artisans through its bachelor's degree, certificate and workshop programs. Faculty members are nationally recognized in their fields.

Deadline for application is April 15. For a Tennessee Tech application form, call (615) 372-3034. To apply, submit the completed application with a slide portfolio, resume and letters of reference addressed to EPA, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Box 430, RR 3, Smithville, TN 37166.

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