The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program consists of two emerging artists from different disciplines recruited via open call to live and work on the MWPAI/PrattMWP campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.
The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent MFA graduates in the visual arts. AIR’s interact with the creative community surrounding the art institute while developing a self-directed studio practice. This interaction includes lectures with PrattMWP undergraduate students and teaching experience within the School of Art’s non-credit program. AIR’s receive support for these endeavors by being provided with housing, studio, meals, exhibition and professional opportunities, and financial support.
Residency artists are an energizing and crucial component of creative life on campus.
Disciplines rotate each academic year. An AIR could be accepted in two of the following media in future calls: Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry/Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Communications Design, and Video. Please check back each year.
MWPAI calls for two artists that would benefit from focused, self-directed studio time and an interest in teaching in the following areas, Printmaking and Painting/Drawing.
- Residency is nine months.
- August 21, 2017 through May 21, 2018.
- Two artists working in different media are in residence simultaneously.
- Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year.
- Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250 in September and in January for a total of $2,500
- Fall and Winter session non-credit teaching opportunities in our Community Arts Education program; paid compensation as an Community Arts Education Instructor and subject to enrollment guidelines.
- Second floor studio space in the Tracy Street Studio building.
- Joint spring exhibition, artist talk, spring open studio and promotion for these events.
- Furnished two-bedroom apartment with shared living and kitchen in the heart of the MWPAI campus.
- Cafeteria meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session)
- Access to school facilities in your discipline.
- Questions? Contact Audrey Taylor
- Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
- Work with the Community Arts Ed Coordinator and department prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes and workshops to teach in your field.
- Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
- Three hours a week of community arts involvement at the institute or off campus.
- Up to eight hours of weekly involvement with full-time PrattMWP faculty in your discipline.
- Artists must provide own materials or specialized equipment for own studio practice.
- Transportation to and during residency.
- Artists must cover any additional costs of living.
The MWPAI Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by Francis and Ruth Pugliese.