We are excited to share that Peters Valley has been awarded two grants to support its Fall Guest Artist Residency Program! We received a grant of $45,000 over three years to support the Fall Guest Artist Residency program from The Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation, as well as a grant of $20,000 from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to specifically support residencies for New Jersey craft artists in 2023.
The Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation Grant: The grant funds from The Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation will give artists either 2 weeks or 1 month each in Peters Valley’s fully equipped studios immersing themselves in time dedicated to their craft. All artists will receive a private room in a fully furnished shared house and unlimited access to a fully equipped studio (all utilities included) at no cost. This residency opportunity will also pay the artist a stipend of $500 for two-week long residencies and $1,000 for month-long residencies to help off-set the costs of materials and travel. There is no restriction on where the artists are from.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts: The grant funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts will specifically fund artists from New Jersey who will spend either 2 weeks or 1 month at Peters Valley’s studios. Similarly, these artists will receive a private room in a fully furnished shared house and unlimited access to a fully equipped studio (all utilities included) at no cost.
Both programs will accept artists working in Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fibers, Fine Metals, Wood, Drawing/Painting/Collage or Printmaking.
Peters Valley’s location in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area provides tranquility and inspiration in a supportive artistic community, and the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts grants allow the opportunity to make a residency at Peters Valley accessible and possible for many more artists.
The residencies will be offered in October and November. The program is open to all artists, from emerging to professional; however artists must have experience with the tools and equipment and be able to work independently. Due to the rural nature of Peters Valley’s campus, a personal vehicle is required. The deadline for artists to apply is August 1st, 2023.
For more information, visit https://petersvalley.org/opportunities/artist-residencies/.