Artists in Residence Program

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The 2023/2024 AIR program discipline is PAINTING/DRAWING.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 at Midnight EST

The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists-in-Residence program (AIR) is an education-based residency that allows one to two emerging artists to live, work, and teach on the Munson-Williams and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, New York for one academic year.

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in working in art education in community arts and college curricula while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired.

Programming includes presenting a public lecture, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects with various departments on campus. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and an exhibition in the Museum of Art. 
 


THE RESIDENCY:

  • A successful AIR applicant works in PAINTING and/or DRAWING within the traditional and/or expanded field. A mastery of 2D foundation principles is desired. 

  • Residency is nine months, August 14, 2023 through May 14, 2024.

  • Call for artists rotates through disciplines each academic year. 

  • One artist is in residence for the 2023/24 academic year. 

  • Artists receive two stipend payments of $1,250, one in September and one in January for a total of $2,500.

  • Residency includes paid fall and spring semester non-credit teaching opportunities in the Community Arts Education program; and  paidPrattMWP College of Art and Design teaching opportunities** (Courses may include the following areas: 2D Foundations, Drawing, Painting, or Illustration.) 

  • Residency includes a fall artist talk, winter open studio, spring Museum of Art solo exhibition, and promotion for these events. 

  • Artist has access to a private studio with 24/7 access.

  • Artist is provided with a furnished private apartment in the heart of the Munson-Williams campus.  

  • Residency includes a dining hall meal plan. (19 meals per week while college program is in session) 

  • Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu 


The residency suits self-directed, motivated, and education- oriented artists that have an energetic willingness to make artwork and participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in gaining educational experience.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Develop own artwork and studio practice.

  • Work with the Community Arts Education and Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit community drawing or painting classes to teach each semester for adults or teens. 

  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for three to four community Art Alive Family Days or similar programming.

  • Work with PrattMWP College Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach a credit course**

  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and solo exhibition of new work during residency.

  • Artists are responsible for bringing all specialty equipment, tools, and supplies used in their daily studio practice (including personal computers) to the residency. If an applicant has a special interest in facilities outside of the specific discipline, please indicate in the application form. 

  • The Artist-in-Residence should model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization.

  • Artist is responsible for transportation to and during residency and any additional costs of living. 

**PrattMWP credit course teaching opportunities are contingent on college enrollment, AIR experience, and are assigned at the discretion of the Chair and Dean.

Program Eligibility + Selection Process:

Stipend + Pay (USD)

Housing + Meals

Teaching + Community Presence

Studios + Facilities:

Application Fee + Instructions:

To Apply

The 2023/2024 AIR program discipline is PAINTING/DRAWING.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023 at Midnight EST

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Artist in Residence Alumni

Visit the AIR Alumni page HERE > to learn about our current and past residents.


The Artists in Residence Program is made possible with the generous support of: Sunithi S. Bajekal