For over 40 years, the Arts/Industry programme in Sheboygan, Wisconsin has been connecting artists with the resources, technology, and materials of the manufacturing company Kohler Co., providing a place to explore new ideas, processes, and perspectives. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Each year, up to twelve artists are selected for residencies in the Pottery or Foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.
Arts/Industry residencies are three months in length and divided into three cohorts. There are four artists-in-residence in each cohort‑two in Pottery and two in Foundry. Residents are expected to commit to the full three-month period.
Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, industrial materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation.