Artist In Resident Program


Washington College is offering studio space in exchange for work as needed on campus. The time involved for the exchange would be 30 hours max a month for a 6 month contracted period. Included in the studio space would be a table, shelf, and chair. The Artist In Residence Program is for the artist’s in-depth pursuit of their medium. No private classes or instruction will be taught in the studios. If the artist in residence would like to teach at WCA there are options available. 

This is not a paid position. It is not a live-in nor should there be any overnight stays. Exception: would be for extreme inclement weather. The protocol would be to call Mr. Donoho 423-948-0073 or Dr. Blanks 423-972-3811. This is a smoke-free and drug-free campus. 

WCA Contract Hours for Studio Space: 

The studio space is not 24/7. All studio activities need to cease at 10 p.m. at night. Campus alarms activate after 10 p.m.  Exchanged Work time cannot be the same time as the resident studio hours. Regular studio hours will need to be declared and filed when the contract is signed. The contracted space is for 6 months and can be renewable with approval.

Acceptable Mediums; Fibers, Weaving, Textiles, Painting, Drawing, Jewelry, Stained Glass, Print Making, and other mediums. All will be reviewed with the application. At this time ceramics is not adaptable to this area.

WCA is offering the room itself and a heater. (Approval is needed for other high-power appliances). The artist may bring any furnishings needed to create in their specific medium. Hazardous waste containers must be used and disposed of by the artist. WCA will not be responsible for hazardous material disposal. There will be water access, but not necessarily in the room. 

Possible Responsibilities in exchange for the studio space: 

  • Light janitorial duties and light grounds work. 

  • A certain amount of time in the administrative office helping answer phones and anything else that comes up for so many hours per week.

  • Customer Service. 

  • Open up classrooms on weekends at least one weekend a month. 

  • Teacher Check-in & Student Check-in. 

  • Help with tours. 

  • Security & Safety with students. 

  • Possibly running of the volunteer program


Artisan Residents in Ceramics Area:

Use of equipment and a shelf unit and 1 locking cabinet for supplies.

Will get to use the wheels when no classes are being taught & will have use of the kilns (however, it is limited use of kilns)

Responsibilities: Kilns are manual and we will need someone to turn up and down the kiln to make sure all the pottery is fired.