Application Process for Arts/Industry Program

Applications for our 2020 residency are now closed.

Arts/Industry has been doing something remarkable for over 40 years—connecting artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co., and 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.

Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend.

Application materials must include:

  • Twenty images of the artist’s work
  • A résumé/CV (3 pages maximum)
  • A written project proposal (250 words or less)
  • Images supporting project proposal (3 images maximum)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Three professional references

For more information on the application process, contact the Arts/Industry coordinator at

Arts/Industry is a residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It is generously hosted and funded by Kohler Co. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) (nonprofit) organization; donations are tax deductible.