Artist Residencies at Watershed

Watershed’s usual residency calendar has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For updates and current information on our programs, subscribe to Watershed’s monthly e-newsletter.

Watershed residencies offer extended time in an open-studio setting, providing space to explore, experiment, and reflect. Any artist who is comfortable working independently in a clay studio is welcome to participate.

Summer Residency

During a two-week summer session, 16 artists-in-residence live and work alongside one another on campus. They enjoy dedicated studio space, housing in private or shared rooms, delicious meals, and 24-hour access to all facilities

Each session has a theme and is organized by a small group of artists. Additional participants then join the session, drawn by an interest in the theme and/or the work of the organizing artists. 


Fall Residency

A month-long residency held each September provides ample time to explore new ideas and produce a body of work. A small group of artists form a dynamic environment ripe for creative interaction and self-directed exploration.


In May, Pre-Session offers a work-trade opportunity for volunteer artists. They work six hours each weekday for Watershed to help prepare the campus for the season ahead in exchange for housing, food and studio space.