The Windgate ITE International Residency is a collegial experience in which the resident fellows explore new work through research, exploration and collaboration. The Center for Art in Wood awards eight prestigious fellowships for the annual Windgate ITE International Residency Program. The program selects from an international pool of applicants, one photojournalist, one scholar/educator, and six artists who work either solely in wood or who work with wood in combination with other materials. The Windgate ITE International Residency Selection Committee decided, in 2015, to address a need by adding the eighth fellowship to be awarded to a student.  The intent is to encourage the inclusion of a person who is at the beginning of their career as opposed to those who are more established in theirs.

Applicants must exhibit proficiency in techniques in woodworking as well as exhibiting creativity in design in their work.  Their participation in this residency will be as a peer with the other residents and will be included in the exhibition at the conclusion of the residency. Applications for the Windgate ITE Fellow Student Artist are open to anyone who is currently a BFA, MFA, undergraduate, graduate, or one year out from an undergraduate or graduate program, or equivalent formal education. A reference letter from a teacher is required.

Application Process: Applications are accepted until December 30th for the next two years in question. Applicants for Artists, Photojournalists and Scholars can apply for either year or both years, as they prefer, pending the availability of unfilled positions. Applicants for Student Artist can only apply in the calendar year before their residency. Ex: Student Artists must apply by Dec. 30, 2017 for the 2018 program. 

Resident artists, except for the Student Artist,  have been selected through 2018. The Center welcomes applications from photojournalists and scholars for 2018 and 2019 and from artists for the two remaining openings in 2019.

Applications are welcome, and the PDF of the application is available here. The $25 application fee can be paid here.

For more information on the Windgate ITE International Residency Program or the application process, please email Karen Schoenewaldt, Registrar, at