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Applications for the 2019/20 Artists in Residence program are now being accepted in PHOTOGRAPHY or PAINTING/DRAWING. Applications may be submitted now through Monday, Feb 25, 2019, Midnight EST.

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

The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education on both a community and college level while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. Programming includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students and the public, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event, and designing and implementing accessible community projects at the Museum of Art. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and two-person exhibition in the museum’s PrattMWP Gallery.

THE MWPAI RESIDENCY:

  • Residency is nine months.
  • August 19, 2019 through May 19, 2020.
  • 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 the 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 fall artists talk, winter open studio, spring museum exhibition, and promotion for these events.
  • Work with Museum Education Department to develop community programming.
  • 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.
  • Program details at www.mwpai.org/learn/artists-in-residence/
  • Questions? Contact ataylor@mwpai.edu

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop own artwork and self-directed studio practice in the provided studio space.
  • Participate in campus and community life with genuine interest in creative collaboration and education.
  • Work with the Community Arts Education + Residency Director prior to arriving to develop non-credit classes for the community to teach in your field each semester. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Present a lecture of current work, open studio, and joint exhibition of new work during residency.
  • Work with the Museum Education Department to imagine, design, and plan art projects for 3 to 4 community Art Alive Family Days. (See Stipends and Pay)
  • Weekly involvement with PrattMWP College of Art & Design Faculty and undergraduate student body with the potential to teach credit courses based on enrollment.
  • Collaborate on 1 to 2 small community projects as representatives of the AIR program.
  • Artists must provide own materials and specialized equipment for personal studio practice.
  • Transportation to and during residency.
  • Artists must cover any additional costs of living.

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.

Please read through all of the detailed info links below before submitting an application.


The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence Program
is made possible with the generous support of:
Francis J. and Ruth A. Pugliese
Sunithi S. Bajekal

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