2025 Winter Residency & Rental Application

The deadline for first consideration is July 15th. Applicants will be notified within two weeks. Rolling applications will continue to be accepted as space is available thereafter.

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Mailing Address*
Date of Birth*
We ask this to help pair roommates and suite mates.
Your Gender*
If applicable, please share your Instagram handle.
Please share where you are in your career*
Residency or Rental?*
Artists may choose between a studio rental arrangement, which provides access to the studio building only; or be in-residence, living on campus, using the new Commons building with full kitchen access and studio.
Residency / Rental Sessions*
Please choose your ideal rental month(s) below.
If you need flexibility around start or end dates, please describe below.
What do you intend to use the time and space provided in our studio for? A specific project? Are you conceptualizing, experimenting or producing in high quantity? What medium(s) will you use, what range of work will you pursue in terms of scale, technique and facilities needed?
Please describe what tools, materials, equipment and infrastructure you plan to bring with you.
Please describe what tools, materials, equipment and infrastructure you hope Watershed will provide for you.

Kiln Firing Experience

Please indicate below your level of experience and comfort firing these various types of kilns on a scale of 0 to 5.
0 indicates no experience and 5 indicates extensive experience and comfort leading a group kiln firing. Please note: You are responsible for firing your own kilns. Watershed staff will not fire kilns for you, but can provide light guidance.
Please enter a number from 0 to 5.
Please enter a number from 0 to 5.
Please enter a number from 0 to 5.
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Please provide a brief statement about your work.
If you wish, please share any information pertaining to your well-being that Watershed staff should be aware of prior to your residency. This can include accessibility needs, etc.
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    Email address release*
    I grant Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts permission to share my email address with other members of my residency group in order to facilitate conversations around communal goals, kiln firings, travel, etc.
    Photo Release*
    I grant Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and its authorized representatives permission to record my likeness and images of my work during the time that I am in residence. I further agree that any or all of the recorded material may be used, in any form, as part of publications, videos, brochures, advertisements or other digital or printed materials used to promote Watershed. I acknowledge that since the use of my likeness and my work is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation.
    Liability Waiver*
    Please read Watershed's Liability Waiver and check the box below. If you have any questions regarding the Liability Waiver, please email Watershed's Executive Director at director@watershedceramics.org. Read the waiver here.
    In 2023, Watershed was forced to cancel a residency mid-session due to a majority of artists contracting Covid-19. We cannot predict what health and safety measures will be in place for 2024 residencies and Watershed reserves the right to adjust policies and protocols. We ask that you read and familiarize yourself with our most recent policies before submitting your application. Read the Guidelines here.
    How did you hear about this opportunity?*
    Please check all that apply.