Artist in Residence Program

Emmanuel College awards a $1000 dollar stipend for supplies and up to an additional $500 for travel reimbersment.

Residency Information - Artist in ResidentArtists have access to studios from 7:00 AM. to 11:00 PM and are provided with on-campus living quarters and a small, shared kitchen. Artists are responsible for their meals.

Each artist donates 1 piece to the college at the end of the residency. This will become the colleges' permanent collections. They will be used as a teaching tool as well as to enrich the culture on campus.

Resident artists will give one presentation discussing their own artistic practice for the Emmanuel community to get to know them. 

Artist in Resident Information - Emmanuel

Artists participate in the closing exhibition scheduled at the end of the residency. This is an opportunity for artists to exhibit the result of the residency work. The college community as well as the local creative community are invited to view the exhibition.

Artists may be invited back for a presentation of their work to Emmanuel students during the following academic year. The date will be coordinated with the faculty member in the corresponding area.


  Image of kilns in the firing area

Our residency in ceramics supports artists who are engaged in functional or sculptural works. Mixed media artists can also apply, though their primary medium must be ceramics.

The ceramics studio is equipped with the following:

  • 8 work benches
  • Slab roller
  • 6 electric wheels
  • A large dryer unit
  • Communal hand tools
  • Plaster mixing area
  • 4 electric kilns - 2 round, 1 large Skutt oval, 1 doll kiln - capacity up to cone 10 oxidation
  • Glazing area

Area contact person: Megumi Naitoh


Woodshop area showing tools and equipment

Small work area equipped with following:

  • Table saw
  • Chop saw
  • Band saw
  • Drill press
  • Cordless Drills
  • Biscuit joiner
  • Planer
  • Circular saw
  • Belt Sander


Print studio showing tables, tools and equipment

The Printmaking residency supports artists with demonstrated dedication and interest in printmaking by providing the essential time and facilities needed for the development of their work.

Well ventilated work area equipped with the following:

  • 8 work benches
  • American French Tool Press 25 1/2" x 36"
  • Griffin Litho Press
  • Basic silkscreen equipment
  • Nuarc exposure unit (for screens up to 23" x 31")
  • Ferric chloride etching bath (holds plates up to 20" x 25")
  • Communal shop tools
  • Hot plate (12 x 18)
  • Large aquatint box

Area contact person: Brian Littlefield


The photography department seeks to support an artist with dedication to photography, whether digital, film, or a combination of both. We provide the time and facilities for the resident to develop their skills further.

Work area equipped with the following:

  • Darkroom facility
  • 35mm to 4"x5" negative film format enlargers
  • Facility accommodates up to 16x20" prints
  • UV Exposing box for Alternative Processes up to 20x24" maximum
  • Epson V750 Scanner, with dry and wet mount scan negative carriers, with Silver Fast Ai drivers.
  • Adobe CC
  • Epson SP 3800 (K3 ink: max 17x22" cut sheet prints).
  • Epson Pro 4900 and 7900 (Up to 24" roll paper)
  • Photo studio area, ceiling mounted racks for lights, backdrop support, flashes, tripods, and light boxes

Area contact person: Stephan Jacobs

Social Practice

The social practice residency is meant to support artistic projects that directly engage subjects related to social justice, from the perspectives of both the effects of social injustice, such as hunger, poverty and discrimination, and efforts to rectify social injustice through actions of empowerment and self-determination. Artistic projects that actively engage communities outside of the art establishment are especially welcome.

An open studio will be dedicated to anyone who applies to this category.

  • 8 Work benches
  • iMac with Creative Suite
  • Amble space to store tools that apply to your specific medium.
  • Sink in studio
  • All other studios are open for shared use of the equipment as well.

Area contact person: Cynthia Fowler

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