The Pottery offers a Residency and Fellowship Program and an internship program. We also accept exhibition proposals at the Jane Hartsook Gallery, and will post employment opportunities below when available.
Residency and Fellowship Program
We are pleased to offer the Greenwich House Pottery Residency and Fellowship, a program designed to support artists’ projects. Our goal is to open up our facility to give experienced ceramic artists the means to create a project they might not be able to elsewhere and to give artists who are not well-versed in ceramics the opportunity to use our resources to develop a body of work in this medium. Greenwich House Pottery is seeking out artists, designers, and architects to participate in this Residency and Fellowship program. These new opportunities add to our long history of artist-in-residence programming and are largely as a result of the Allan Buitekant Fund for Ceramic Art & Inquiry. Ultimately, these efforts support innovation and creative development within the field of ceramics by providing resources and support to artists working in clay.
Residents are artists who are not trained in ceramics but are seeking an opportunity to create a body of work in the material. Residents are not required to spend specific amounts of time at GHP, though special consideration is given to applicants who plan to use the resources at hand to the fullest. All Residents are expected to share their research and practice via formal or informal learning opportunities and studio visits within the Greenwich House Pottery community.
Fellowships are awarded to ceramics artists who have demonstrated a sustained involvement in the field and are looking to work with a larger range of resources than is currently available to them. The artist will be selected based on their overall practice as an artist, with consideration for how they might fit into the community and contribute to the organization’s growth. Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend during their stay in NYC for a projected one month deep-immersion period. Fellows will have access to GHP’s equipment and dedicated work areas during regular business hours, and are required to spend at least five days at the Pottery each week. All Fellows are expected to share their research and practice via formal or informal learning opportunities and studio visits within the Greenwich House Pottery community.
Artists who are accepted to the Residency and Fellowship Program are expected to attend meetings and events as frequently as possible, and are required to keep their studios clean and in order. Both Residents and Fellows will exhibit some of the work made during their time at GHP in a group exhibition at the Jane Hartsook Gallery in the July following their Residency or Fellowship.
We encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigation. To that end, both emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for the program. Artists may apply only once every 12 months. The next deadline is April 1, 2020 for residencies and fellowships for the January 2021 to December 2021 program year.
The Internship Program offers high school, college and graduate students a short-term work experience in the Pottery’s studio or arts administration. Through hands-on experience, interns are exposed to the day-to-day activities of a thriving community arts organization, while given the opportunity to explore their own work in a studio environment. Summer interns assist with a variety of special projects ranging in scope from studio-oriented tasks, including kiln firing and mixing clay, to facility repairs like painting, to administrative projects. Summer interns work directly with the Studio Manager or administrative staff, depending on the internship requested.
Interns have studio access during open studio hours, all stocked materials, and free firings.
The Intern Program is open to United States residents 18 and over who are enrolled in part-time or full-time academic study. Applicants should demonstrate motivation in their work, an ability to work well in a group environment, and a strong desire to expand their knowledge of the ceramic medium. Some studio experience is strongly preferred for those seeking internships in the studio.
Fall, winter and spring internships accept applications on a rolling basis, and the duration of the internship is open. Applications to summer internships must be postmarked by May 1st, and will last 1 or 2 months.
To apply, email the following material in ONE PDF FILE no larger than 5MB to email@example.com:
• 10 images labeled with descriptions (materials, size, date)
• A letter of interest indicating the purpose for which the internship is requested. Tell about your background and your artistic ambitions. What do you hope to gain from an internship at Greenwich House Pottery?
• A list of 2 professional or academic references with email addresses.
For more information, contact us at 212-242-4106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download internship program application information here.
Greenwich House Pottery is hiring the following positions: Studio Manager, Advanced Wheel Instructor, Student Liaison. For job details and application instructions, visit our recruitment page.