Week Long Residency

     Center for Metal Arts is excited to offer for the first time short-term residency opportunities. This residency is designed for highly self-motivated blacksmiths looking to focus on their work and further develop your voice as a craftsperson. This opportunity will give you the chance to work freely in our classroom on projects that you choose. This is a great chance to explore new ideas in your work or collaborate with a peer. Offering the opportunity to work in our classroom in decreased numbers. This residency provides the blacksmithing community with a one-of-a-kind forging facility in which to learn and network along a diverse group of smiths. Having access to new and different tools can provide new possibilities within your work.

     You could use this time immerse yourself in the Cambria Iron Company, a mill that was at the for front of the Steel making industry in America. The Blacksmith Shop, a national historic landmark, still houses many of the forging tools made by the blacksmiths that worked there. This is an incredible resource for anyone interested in the history of our craft.

     We encourage blacksmiths at all stages in their career to complete the interest form below. Staying true to our mission in trying to reach the broadest possible audience, we hope this opportunity will create a small group of like-minded people, creating new and revisiting old friendships. The residency is scheduled to provide you with the option to stay for one or two weeks. Registration and housing fees are below, housing is for a private room with shared facilities. Food is not provided, but there is a full kitchen in CMA House for you to use. Shop time will be 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be a resident studio monitor present at all time to facilitate projects and answer any questions you may have during your stay. If you have any questions regarding the Week Long Residency please email us at contact@centerformetalarts.org.

     Interest form for 2020 has closed.

CMA staff will review all interest forms and notify selected residents by November 13th, 2020.

Residency Time FrameRegistration Fee Housing Fee
Week One - January 11th-15th $350$250
Week Two - January 18th -22nd$350$250
Two week long - January 11th - 22nd $600$475

Interest Form