Residency Opportunities

Current Resident Artist: Brandon Lipe


Art Center West Residency Program  

Art Center West is a 7000 square-foot facility that ranks amongst the best facilities in the area. It is well equipped with some of the most favorable equipment in contemporary ceramics featuring multiple wheel, handbuilding, and glaze studios, two electric kiln rooms, multiple reduction, soda and raku kilns, a wood kiln, resident artist studios, and a gallery. 

The Artist in Residence program at Art Center West is designed to provide a creative environment for emerging artists and to bring creative energy, inventive thinking, and diverse approaches to ACW for the advancement of the collective. 

Each year, beginning the first week in August, the residency program encourages experimentation and development of the artist’s work in order to propel their educational, academic, and/or professional career over a twelve to twenty four month period. The ideal candidate should be pre-professional, with a MFA or BFA in ceramics, self-directed and able to work independently. Experience firing atmospheric kilns is advantageous.


  • Artists must commit to a minimum one year contract. 

  • Residents must perform at least 15 hours per week of regularly scheduled work in the studio: Work hour responsibility is critical. Residents are expected to diligently work toward completing their studio obligations. Additional hours may also be required during special Art Center West events, including shows, lectures, and workshops.

  • Qualified candidates must be capable of working independently as well as be willing to participate in group interactions, critiques, and other experiences available at Art Center West.

  • Candidates must be willing to work hard at routine studio cleaning and maintenance, mixing and developing glazes, loading and unloading kilns, assisting students, and various studio jobs, including gallery and office duties. 

  • All personal materials are the sole responsibility of the artist in residence.  Art Center West will not supply clay, equipment for private use, tools, or personal glaze materials.

  • There are set firing fees for exclusive kiln use. 



Resident Studios: 

Residents receive a personal work space, 24-hour access to the facility, participation in workshops on a space-available basis, firing of your work, and periodic critiques. Studios are semiprivate spaces shared with other residents. Each resident is provided with approximately 10 x 12' of personal space.


On site housing and utilities are included for qualified applicants. Housing is shared by up to two artists in residence at Art Center West.


Teaching opportunities are not guaranteed, but are encouraged and made available as often as possible by independent contract. Classes cover a wide range of techniques and are offered to multiple age groups.


Additional Part-Time Hours: 

Part-time hours are available to qualified residents through the City of Roswell.



Residents are given the opportunity to exhibit at Roswell Art Center West Gallery to display and promote the body of work completed during their residency. Residents also have an opportunity and are encouraged to participate in two annual studio sales.


Application Requirements

Resume including the following:

  1. Letter of intent

  2. Artist statement

  3. 2 Letters of recommendation (direct email is fine)

  4. 10 Digital Images of recent work


Submissions can be made via email, drop box, or mail - An email notification with a drop box link is preferable. Our firewall is stringent, especially with large files, so please keep emails under 7M total.


Application deadlines: May 1


Email application packet and/or drop box notifications to:


Send hard copies to:
Art Center West
Attention: AJ Argentina
38 Hill St, Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30075


Contact AJ Argentina for more information at: