The Lawrence Arts Center is located in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, which is also home to the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and is less than an hour away from downtown Kansas City. Lawrence is an intellectual city that is proud of its rich history and diverse heritage, with a vibrant art, music, and cultural community.
The Visiting and Resident Artists program at the Lawrence Arts Center offers area residents a unique opportunity to study visual arts with practicing artists of varied backgrounds and diverse skills. New artists are invited each year to become a part of the Lawrence community and share their professional skills with Lawrence Arts Center students and artists.
These 12 month Artist in Residence programs are designed to provide a creative and supportive environment in which artists may immerse themselves in creating new work and expanding their own understanding of their medium and other media available at the Arts Center. The residencies are multi-faceted experience that include teaching, community outreach, interaction with other artists, and studio care, and will culminate in an exhibition of new work.
Residents are provided studio space, $1,000 per month stipend and housing, free dental care, free firings, and 24 hour access to all studios, including print, metal, photography, and digital media.
Residencies are currently being offered in Ceramics and Printmaking.
Application deadline is April 15th for 12-month residencies beginning August 1.