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Please check back here in December for the 2017-2018 disciplines and application.

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art Artists-in-Residence Program consists of two emerging artists from different disciplines recruited via an open call to live and work on the MWPAI/PrattMWP campus in Utica, NY for one academic year.

The program is designed for emerging artists and/or recent MFA graduates in the visual arts to gain teaching experience within the School of Art’s non-credit program while developing their studio practice. Artists receive support for these endeavors by being provided with housing, studio, meals, professional opportunities, and financial support. MWPAI and the surrounding community gain creatively from interactions with resident artists. AIR’s are an energizing and crucial component of creative life on campus.

Disciplines rotate each academic year. An artist-in-residence 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 is calling for two artists that would benefit from focused studio time and an interest in teaching; Video Artists and Communications Design Artists (ie: Graphic Design, Illustration) working in a studio environment. Graphic artist applicants whose work experiments with or bridges design and fine art are encouraged.

The Residency:

  • Residency is nine months.
  • August 22, 2016 through May 22, 2017.
  • 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, winter 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


 ...I was the first resident in the painting and drawing department at PrattMWP. The yearlong program allowed me time to really focus on my work and develop my postgraduate work. The interaction with the faculty at Munson as well as my fellow residents and the residents at the nearby Sculpture Space were invaluable catalysts for my work.The program allowed me to teach alongside the instructors in the undergraduate program and to develop my own classes in the community program…

Daria Souvorova, AIR Painting 2013/14

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The Munson-Williams-Proctor Artists-in-residency program was a phenomenal and transitional experience for me. The studio arrangement, the space, and accessibility to raw materials provided everything I needed to create new work. The facilities also included gas and woodfired kilns, processes I don’t normally have access to. Moreover, my experience working with and teaching in the continuing arts program, and at times, students from [PrattMWP], was richly rewarding. I’ve met many wonderful students and the overall climate in the studio I found to be focused, extremely productive, and fun in the best sense. The school is nicely located in the heart of New York’s rural countryside upstate, and for me, coming from the urban jam of the New York Metropolitan area, was an inspiring and welcomed relief.

Veronica Byun, AIR Ceramics 2013/14 

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The MWPAI Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by Francis and Ruth Pugliese.