Applications for Artist in Residence Program Now Open

Becky Hill playing banjo outside of Olive's Porch

Applications are open through Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Olive’s Porch 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. 

Apply Online via Slideroom

Apply for the Artist in Residence program via Slideroom, our online application portal. There, you’ll find more details about the residency and what materials are needed for the application.

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Olive’s Porch Now Open

Olive’s Porch, a new Folk School experience in downtown Murphy, is opening this winter! Named after the school’s co-founder Olive Dame Campbell, the location at 27 Peachtree Street features classroom space, a retail shop showcasing the work of Appalachian artists, and a studio space dedicated to the Artist in Residence Program.

About Olive’s Porch

Olive’s Porch is a Folk School experience in downtown Murphy, North Carolina. The location at 27 Peachtree Street features classroom space, a retail shop showcasing the work of Appalachian artists, and a studio space dedicated to the Artist in Residence program. Named after the Folk School’s co-founder Olive Dame Campbell, Olive’s Porch features short workshops focused on traditional Appalachian crafts, music, dance, and community topics designed for locals and visitors. We also host a variety of discussions, demonstrations, artist markets and other community events.

Questions?

Please contact Programming for more information.

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Programming Office

Darcy Holdorf: Director

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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