Artist in Residence

The Folk School 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. 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. 

Participants will live on the Folk School campus and have access to a studio at Olive's Porch in downtown Murphy. Artist in Residence Application