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Apply to our BIPOC Fellowship

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BIPOC Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship and residency
June 1-Aug 31 
Short-Term Summer Resident Position with a $2500 Bipoc Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship
Call Due April 4th
Notifications of acceptance April 15th


This summer Wildfire Ceramic Studio will be hosting its first short-term, summer residency! Missoula has an incredible abundance of nature, beauty, and art community that can help to foster a truly incredible creative experience. Wildfire Ceramic Studio would like to invite emerging women of color ceramic artists to apply! 


The Bipoc Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship is awarded to one short-term summer resident to help assist with the cost of living, studio rent, and materials for artists who would like to dedicate their time and energy to their studio practice. Awarded artists are able to choose  a 1-3 month stay at WCS, through the months of June-August. 


Residents will be expected to be self-sufficient in their artistic practice, positive, and engaged members of the studio. Resident responsibilities include at least 20hrs a week of studio time, and 5hr of work for the studio a week.


The cost of Studio rent ($190 a month), and housing (if necessary) is deducted from the Fellowship. A fully furnished, private room with a full bathroom, closet, mini fridge, microwave, and kettle is available for $500 a month. 


Missoula is a bike friendly town, with a free city bus system!

Residents are provided 24hr access with a studio space that includes a worktable, shelving, and a wheel. 

Fees: residents are responsible for materials and kiln firings. 


This residency includes: 

$2500 Bipoc Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship

Be a part of the Wildfire Ceramic Studio show at ZACC in August

24hr Studio Access 

A membership to the Clay Studio of Missoula

Tour of Helena clay studio 

Attend the Montana Clay Tour (July 30, 31. Covid dependent) 

Spot in our consignment spot for 6 months, with potential to renew

Free for current students (apply with student email) 


Applicants must submit a 300-word letter of intent for their time at WCS that includes preferred duration and dates, 300-word bio and artist statement, contacts of 3 professional recommendations with name, affiliation, and email, CV, and a portfolio of 10 artworks.


Applicant requirements (except for images) must be in one PDF document formatted as jdoe_app, each on a separate page, in the order of:

Letter of intent, artist statement, bio, professional references, CV

Digital images must be in .jpeg format and must be 300dpi and the longest length of 1000 pixels. File name format: jdoe1, jdoe2, jdoe3. 


All applications that do not follow this format will be disregarded and not juried and application fee will not be refunded.  Please contact for more information. 

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