Calling All Blacksmiths!



With Repair Days just behind us, the National Ornamental Metal Museum is currently taking applications to accept new Artists-in-Residence. Residencies are available for foundry or blacksmith positions, as well as for work in conservation and small metals. The period of residency can last from three to twelve months, and includes the opportunity for housing on-site at the museum, studio space and complete access to the smithy and foundry, and some provided materials. Artists-in-Residence also have the option for health insurance coverage.


Awarded based on merit and availability, residents will contribute hours assisting with shop projects, crafting individual work, and interacting with guests. They must commit to donating one artwork to the museum, either for auction or as a fixture within the permanent collection - agreed upon by the museum and contributing artist. Residents are ultimately expected to complete a major body of work, the focus of which will be determined upon entry into the program.


Interested applicants must submit a resume of two pages or less, three references, and a two-page letter of intent defining goals and amibitions for their residency as well as preferred date and duration, along with 20 images in jpeg format (300 dpi), complete with image identification information. Applications are reviewed by the museum's Artist-in-Residence committee.


Apply to Leila Hamdan, The Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, 38106, or through email.

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