RESIDENT ARTIST STUDIO PROGRAMLocal Cloth offers four studio spaces to fiber artists, on an annual contract, within the Local Cloth multi-use studio located in the heart of Asheville's River Arts District. Local Cloth is seeking fiber artists of various disciplines, including: dyeing, felting, knitting, crocheting, mixed media, printing, sewing, spinning and weaving. We also seek artists to represent all aspects of the supply chain, from raw fiber processors, to garment makers and designers, household goods makers, etc. Studio spaces may be shared between two artists, and both artists will be juried separately for acceptance.
For the Resident Studio Artist Program, we are seeking fiber artists who demonstrate the following essential qualities:
For more information about the requirements and to apply, please see our Resident Studio Artist Program Application Form
We will continue to accept applications until all spaces full. We promise to give every application serious consideration, and will do our best to follow up with you within 2 weeks of receiving your application.
Our community-centered space at 408 Depot Street, #100-110 features products from throughout our Blue Ridge Mountains fibershed (100 mile radius around Asheville) and brings attention to the rich offerings of our region’s designers, farmers, artists and makers. The Local Cloth space features a classroom, studios, dye lab, and exhibit and retail space showcasing locally sourced items, to serve fiber artists, students, enthusiasts and the general public.
“This move is about our membership,” says Judi Jetson, “Having more to offer them. Studios, an expanded classroom space, exhibit and retail space, and a common area for socializing and networking” were cited as the need. “At our board retreat last year, we also decided we wanted to do more community outreach. At our new location, we will be part of the River Arts District and adjacent neighborhood, and more available to the public than ever before. We want to be actively immersed in the local community.
We have a retail space, Shop Local Cloth, to support our mission to bring climate-benefitting fiber to our regions closets, gardens, and studios. We have a dynamic store front in our new space, where members and passers by alike can see what our regional fiber community has to offer.