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Artist in Residence Program

The Folk School Artist in Residence Program is a grant-funded opportunity for early to mid-career artists to spend four months in Murphy and Brasstown, North Carolina focusing on their craft while working within and building community.

Participants will live on the Folk School campus and have access to a studio at Olive's Porch, a new community-focused space in downtown Murphy.

The residency will provide ample time for creative practice and opportunities to engage and inspire through demonstrations,
conversations, and collaborations.

Building on one of the original goals of our founders, Olive Dame Campbell and Marguerite Butler, this opportunity is focused on traditional Appalachian craft, music, and dance and aims to support the next generation of tradition bearers, keeping alive time-honored practices. We hope to foster a creative space where folks can build relationships that will carry beyond their time in the studio.

The residency provides housing and meals and a stipend. Artists will focus on honing their craft, with scheduled public engagement through demonstrations or open studio time. Artists will have access to additional paid teaching opportunities and the ability to sell their work.

2022 Artists in Residence

Jan. 10 - Apr. 24, 2022: Zak Foster
May 15 - Aug. 28, 2022: Becky Hill
Sept. 4 - Dec. 18, 2022: Bonnie Lennemen

Find more information about these artists on our blog. Click here: Olive's Porch, a Folk School Experience.

Applications for the Artist in Residence program will open on Monday, July 18, 200. They will be due on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

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John C. Campbell Folk School
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Brasstown, NC 28902

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