Clay Arts Vegas Residency

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Clay Arts Vegas is now accepting applications for The Resident Artist Program.

The Resident Artist Program offers individuals the opportunity to further develop their work, to establish professional contacts and personal studio practices, while working within a community of like-minded individuals while living in Las Vegas Nevada. Once chosen as a resident artist, an artist may choose either a 3, 6 month or one year residency.

Clay Arts Vegas Residency Includes

  Semi-private storage space  
  Use Of Kilns  
    6 Electric Kilns
    3 Gas Kilns
    Car Kiln
    Raku Kilns
  Free Firing (with Student Work) Personal Firings at Cost
  Three Spray Booths  
  10% Discount on Laguna Clay  
  Teaching Opportunity  
  Workshop Opportunity Additional fee (TBD)
  Exhibition Opportunities  
  Gallery Representation 60/40 split
  $100 Weekly Stipend  
  Off Site Housing  

Requirements Of Artist

  25 Hours per week in studio assistance  
  Kiln Loading/Unloading  
  Gallery Set Up  
  Common House Keeping  
  General Maintenance  
  Promotions/Social Media  
  Assist with First Friday  
  Assist Guest Artist during workshop (3 to 6 per year)
  Assist with Raku events Once per month
  Other duties as necessary Additional fees TBD

Clay Arts Vegas will request artist to donate up to two (2) pieces to the permanent collection.

Artist is responsible for his/her own travel to and from Clay Arts Vegas.

Deposit: $250 refundable security deposit for housing


Interaction with The CAV Community

Clay Arts Vegas maintains between 75 and 150 adult learners; open enrollment classes and open studio. Artists are expected to be open to the questions of Clay Arts Vegas students and artists. While at the studio guest artists enjoy ample contact with people working at all levels in ceramics. We strongly believe that Clay Arts Vegas is a community built on diversity and every person working in the studio is a peer to learn, share, and enjoy. Artists are provided with keys and may choose to work when they find it most advantageous.

Works Created During the Residency

Aside from the piece(s) selected for the permanent collection, works created during the residency are the property of the artist. All work created over the course of the residency may be shipped to the artist at their own expense. Work left for sale with the Gallery or Shop shall become the property of Clay Arts Vegas or will be returned to the artist at their expense after one year. Clay Arts Vegas retains 40% commission of any works sold. Shipping arrangements must be made prior to the end of the residency.

Apply through E mail
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All applications are in the form of a letter of intent including:

  Personal Contact Information
  References (3)
  Artist Statement
  Personal Statement (include reason for applying for residency)
  10 Digital Images
  Application fee $15




Selection Process
The owners of Clay Arts Vegas and one invited guest review and rank applicants. The Management team will then select the new residents based on ranking and the current body of Residents. Applicants will be asked to complete an interview before a position will be offered (via phone, Skype, or at NCECA). Clay Arts Vegas reserves the right to invite new residents that did not apply through this formal application process. There will be up to three spots available. All interested individuals are strongly encouraged to visit Clay Arts Vegas prior to applying. All applicants will be notified by with-in 30 days of application submission

Please call Thomas Bumblauskas or Peter Jakubowski at 702-375-4147 or e mail at if you have any further questions about a residency at Clay Arts Vegas

Application Fee