The Summer Residency Program at GoggleWorks is a 10-week appointment designed to introduce new energy and interests into the GoggleWorks community with an emphasis on facilitating experimentation and cross-disciplinary projects. Artists working in all mediums are invited to apply. GoggleWorks will select three residents for the summer 2024 residency. Residents should be self-motivated and enthusiastic, dedicated to their artwork, and enjoy working with other people in a community studio setting.

Summer residents at GoggleWorks have the unique opportunity to work in our fully-equipped maker studios. Our campus houses a Ceramics Studio, Wood Shop, Hot Glass Shop, Warm Glass Studio, Metals/Fine Metals Studios, 2D Studio, Print Studio, Textiles Studio, Darkroom, and Digital Lab. Artists may focus their work in one or more of these areas and consult with one of our experienced studio managers or teachers to help conceive and execute their projects.

Selection of residents is highly competitive and based on the strength of the project proposal and the quality of work and experience. To increase the impact of the residency on the local Reading community, artists are expected to offer one free workshop and artist talk during the residency period. The residency culminates in an exhibition of works created at GoggleWorks that will be on display August through October.

Residency Provides:

  1. Working space with 24/7 access (fully-funded)

  2. Access to GoggleWorks’ maker studios

  3. Shared, furnished housing conveniently located across the street and within walking distance of our campus (fully funded)

  4. $2,500 stipend

  5. Culminating exhibition in our Cohen Gallery

2024 Summer Residency Timeline
2/9 – Application Deadline
2/23 – Acceptance Notifications
6/7 – Residency Start Week
8/14 – Exhibition Install
8/16 – Residency Ends/Exhibition Opening (8 weeks)
8/17 – Housing Check out (morning)
10/14-15 – Deinstall and artwork pick-up (artists are asked to be present to help de-install and pack up work)

Learn more about past Summer Residents and view their work here.

View more information about our maker studios here.