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Summer Youth Apprenticeship

Applications are currently closed. Please check back in the spring for 2023 applications.

Accepted apprentices will work 30 hours per week with Sloss Metal Art's Resident Artists. Over the course of 8-weeks, they will learn basic metal casting, mold making, fabrication, welding, blacksmithing, and art exhibition preparation. 

Please submit all questions to

Summer Youth Apprenticeship

Resident Artists

Resident Artist Applications are closed at this time. 

The next call will be posted in the spring of 2023.

Sloss Metal Arts offers 1-year and 3-year, full-time, positions in Birmingham, AL, working in the historic iron foundry.

Resident Artists are the lifeblood of the Sloss Metal Arts program. They preform all foundry related tasks as well as fabrication, maintenance, & education. They work closely with the Foundry Manager to meet Sloss Metal Art's mission through compelling artistic programming, visionary strategic planning, and sound operational management. Ideal candidates will be experienced in a variety of foundry processes, actively creating and exhibiting artwork, and have completed a related
academic degree. Resident Artists are expected to work approximately 30hrs/week for Sloss Metal Arts and 10hrs/week on their personal practice.

Resident Artists are provided with a livable salary, insurance, materials stipend, and studio space in our historic foundry. 

Applications are currently closed

Resident Artists

Call for Visiting Artists in Residence

Visiting Artists in Residence Applications are closed at this time. 

Sloss Furnaces Foundation is excited to host two, 6-week, Visiting Artist Residencies!

This program is designed for emerging and mid-career artists interested in developing their studio practice and honing technical skills. Visiting Artists will be provided with a furnished apartment near Sloss Furnaces, all casting materials, and access to our sculpture facilities in Sloss' historic casting shed. 

Our Summer Visiting Artist Residency will take place July 18th-August 26th, 2022.

Summer applications are currently closed.

The Fall Visiting Artist Residence will take place October 4th-November 18th, 2022.

Fall Applications are due Friday, June 24th.

To apply, please submit an application form (below), resume/CV, artist statement, digital portfolio with 10 images in a single PDF presentation, letter of intent, and 2 reference contacts to

Visiting Artists
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