Textile Arts Center AIR Open Call

Deadline March 17, 2024

TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship, providing residents an opportunity to learn and explore the textile medium, and an alternative to traditional higher education programs. The residency culminates in a group exhibition produced and hosted by TAC. Since 2010, TAC AIR has graduated over 100 artists and designers whose work continues to further textile art within the fashion, fine arts, design and art education fields. Over the course of 9 months, TAC AIR residents delve into a full curriculum of technical classes, textile history and conservation and professional development. Ongoing critical dialogue, allows residents to gain a greater awareness of their practices and contextualize their work within contemporary and historical textile art.

We are looking for artists and designers at all career stages, working in textile/fiber media or looking to explore and develop a new body of work in this medium. Eligible applicants must be 21+ years old and should be proficient in English and have good communication skills. We encourage international artists to apply, but applicants are responsible for all necessary VISA arrangements and fees.

The tuition of Textile Arts Center’s Artist in Residence Program is $11,000 per resident, split into the following payment plans:

$1200 upon acceptance (due June 2024)
$9800 due on the first week of October 2024


$1200 upon acceptance (due June 2024)
$2200 due on the first week of October 2024
$760 monthly from October 15, 2024 through July 15, 2025 (10 payments)

The Textile Arts Center is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its programs. The TAC Artist In Residence Scholarship Fund will support one artist or designer who identifies as part of a historically marginalized identity or community in the Arts, (i.e class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexuality, age, education) and state the need for financial assistance to participate in the program and advance their artistic practice. Applications for the scholarship are submitted along with the program application.

Early Bird $25 through Jan 31

Fee $35 Feb 1 – March 17

All applications must be submitted digitally through Slideroom by March 17, 2023

BIPOC candidates can contact artistprograms@textileartscenter.com to waive the application fee.

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Brooklyn, New York