Penland School of Crafts has four residency programs. The three-year Resident Artist Program provides low-cost studios and housing for seven or eight full-time artists who are at transitional points in their careers. The two-year Core Fellowship provides housing, studio space, and workshop access for nine emerging artists who work part-time for the school along with participating in workshops and developing their own work. The Winter Residency makes one to six weeks of studio access and housing available in January and February. The Andrew Glasgow Writers Residency brings a writer to Penland for several weeks each summer.