The Digital Weaving Artist-In-Residence Program is located in the Digital Weaving Lab adjacent to our main facility. We are welcoming artists and designers to spend dedicated time focusing on their digital weaving practice in our Lab, which features an apartment on the top floor and the TC2 Jacquard Loom and computer-assisted dobby looms on the bottom floor.
The Digital Weaving Lab, in tandem with the full offerings of Praxis Fiber Workshop, makes for a complete fiber art experience like no other. The residency provides a safe and private environment to weave plus the full services of our workshop. Digital Weaving Lab Residents will have full access to the Praxis main facility, which houses a full array of fiber-related equipment, including hand looms, spinning wheels, knitting machines, print and cutting tables, and a fully stocked dye lab. Further, residents will be able to engage with the Praxis community, made up of inquisitive and inspiring makers of varying ages and backgrounds. Residents from out of town will also become familiar with Praxis’s neighborhood, Collinwood, which boasts a vibrant ecosystem of studios, galleries, and independent creative producers.
During each residency period, Praxis staff will provide technical support to the resident in the form of a full day’s in-person tech support on the first day, a half day’s in-person tech support on the second day, and communication by text and phone for the remainder of the residency. To ensure a successful TC2 weaving experience, residents may elect to enroll in Jacquard File Design I or II virtual classes prior to the residency start.
We offer two week and month-long residences, with a limited number of one-week residencies for those who can realize their project in a short duration. The first application review date is January 15, 2021 for residencies starting March 2021.
The Digital Weaving Artist-In-Residence program is directed by Ann Arbor-based artist and North American TC2 representative Cathryn Amidei. Amidei is currently the leading specialist in Jacquard weaving in the United States. Together we’re building the vision of the Digital Weaving Lab as a destination for fiber practitioners across the world.
Please refer to our FAQ page for commonly asked questions and TC2 setup details and specs.