STARworks Clay Studio Artist Residency Requirements and Instructions

We encourage all applicants to submit application materials electronically. Applications for each residency period will be open until residents are selected. Residency positions are one to six months in duration based on the proposal submitted by the artist and the available studio space.

To apply online: please upload and submit the following files by going to Enter into the “Friend’s Email” tab. Enter your email address. Please put your name and contact info into the message field. Upload your files and click transfer.

  1. Completed application form. Download the form, fill it out and upload.
  2. Completed work exchange application (if you are requesting financial assistance). Download the form, fill it out and upload.
  3. Two letters of recommendation – Hardcopy letters can be sent directly to STARworks, P.O. Box 159, Star, NC 27356, emailed to or uploaded into the application files. Please note: contact information for two references are required on the application form.
  4. Ten Images of applicant’s work.
    • Specifications for images
      • Resolution of 300 dpi, saved as JPEG file format
      • 6 inches in the largest dimension
      • Title/save each image with your last name and number of work to indicate order (i.e. Doe01, Doe02, etc...)
      • Image No. 1 should represent work you feel is of the best quality.
      • DO NOT format images in the form of a presentation
      • DO NOT submit more than 10 images
  5. Image information sheet. List in viewing order and indicate:
    • Title of piece
    • Description/technique
    • Dimensions and date of completion
  6. One paragraph biography and a list of any previous residencies
  7. Statement of Intent – Explain how you would use the time of your residency/internship to benefit your artistic career. Describe the intentions and goals of the residency period. Indicate the primary technique you will employ during the Residency period. Indicate the residency duration you desire (any length of time between one and six months).
  8. Current Resume/C.V. Specifications for all documents: Acceptable file formats for all documents include Microsoft Word or PDF. Documents must be saved with applicant last name and short title of item.