Winter Residency

Announcement of inaugural Winter Residency
January 11 – March 1, 2021

Applications for the 2021 Winter Residency Program are now closed.  Details for the next cycle of applications will be available in the spring of 2021.

Philadelphia, PA: The Center for Art in Wood and NextFab are pleased to announce the launch of a Winter Residency Program designed for artists in Greater Philadelphia working in the medium of wood. This initiative is a collaboration between The Center for Art in Wood and NextFab, a network of member-based maker spaces. We invite applications from artists who work either solely in wood or other materials in combination with wood and can demonstrate technical proficiency with woodworking equipment. Reflecting our support of environmental stewardship, artists will use reclaimed wood for at least fifty percent of their work during the residency. A jury of makers and educators will award one fellowship annually, and the residency culminates in a solo exhibition in the gallery at NextFab’s new North Philadelphia location.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1 through September 11, 2020. The selected Fellow will be announced the week of October 5, 2020, and the residency runs January 11 through March 1, 2021. The exhibition of residency work, presented in the gallery at North Philadelphia NextFab, will open on March 4th, with an artist talk delivered at the Center for Art in Wood on March 10th.

NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers and creatives. They offer a variety of education and startup programs, as well as professional design, production, and placemaking services for whatever your fabrication needs.

The Center for Art in Wood is a museum of contemporary art, craft, and design in the material of wood. The Center presents the work of emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad and offers thought-provoking exhibitions, a permanent collection of over 1,100 objects and works of art, publications and documentation, events and workshops, and a library with over 26,000 artist files, books, and documents that span the history of craft. The Center also brings artists and researchers from around the world to Philadelphia every year to attend its unique Windgate Artist Residency Program.

If you have questions, please contact Katie Sorenson, Community Engagement Manager at

Important dates:
Application available: August 1, 2020
Application deadline: September 11, 2020 – EXTENDED to September 18, 2020
Jury results, notification by email: Week of October 5, 2020
Artist acceptance: October 16, 2020
Winter Residency: January 11 – March 1, 2021
Residency Exhibition: March 5 – 28, 2021
Artist Talk: March 10, 2021

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